Lexington First County Seat Historical

Lexington First County Seat Historical (HM1VVV)

Location: Lexington, IN 47138 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 39.171', W 85° 37.546'

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Scott County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1820; Lexington selected county seat. Attempts made 1823, 1839, 1840 to relocate county seat to more central location. Petition to County Commissioners 1870 was successful; town of Scottsburg platted 1871 as new county seat; actual move occurred 1874.

Side 2
Lexington laid out 1810; plat recorded 1813; town incorporated 1816. First Scott County courthouse built here 1821 by Daniel P. Falkner. Specifications called for brick construction and a hipped roof with poplar shingles and a twenty-foot cupola. Structure served as school 1874-1889, then was demolished.
Year Placed2002
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 619579 N 4279149
Decimal Degrees38.65285000, -85.62576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.171', W 85° 37.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 10.26" N, 85° 37' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2805 S Cherry St, Lexington IN 47138, US
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