Town of Austin Historical

Town of Austin Historical (HM1VMM)

Location: Austin, IN 47102 Scott County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.764', W 85° 48.421'

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Side 1Jeffersonville Railroad construction began 1848, completed through 1852. First station built on this site circa 1853 with two wood yards nearby for fuel. Official plat of Austin recorded 1853. Tradition is that town named by Mexican~American War veterans who used land vouchers given for service; several had served in Austin, Texas.Side 2

Early industries were timber~related with several saw and stave mills, which produced materials for ship building and made millions of barrel staves before the large trees were depleted. Food canning then became the major industry. In 1899, J.S. Morgan and others opened first cannery, which developed into national supplier of canned foods.
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 603672 N 4289273
Decimal Degrees38.74606667, -85.80701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.764', W 85° 48.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 45.84" N, 85° 48' 25.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 W Morgan St, Austin IN 47102, US
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