Lyles Station, Indiana

Lyles Station, Indiana (HMW9O)

Location: Princeton, IN 47670 Gibson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 22.22', W 87° 39.554'

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1886 —- Lyles Station, Indiana —- 1986

Dedicated to preserve the memory of Joshua Lyles

Lyles Station, Indiana, the State's only remaining black-named community, was settled more than one hundred years ago by Joshua Lyles, a Freed Slave from Tennessee.

He encouraged other Freed Slaves to settle as farmers in Indiana. The "Negro Colony," as it was called prior to and after the Civil War, became a Northern picture of Southern Culture.

The community served as a symbol of hope for Freed Men and Slaves.

General Chairpersons - - - Dr. Carl C. Lyles, Sr., Loretta Freeman
Co-Chairpersons - - - Doris Greer, Jonathan Walden
Secretary - - - Cheryl Walden
Treasurer - - - Earl L. Lyles
Gibson Co. Historical Soc. - - - George Rehnquist, President
Reverend Edward Taylor, Jr., Pastor

Thenceforward — Forever Free
HM NumberHMW9O
Year Placed1986
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442413 N 4247111
Decimal Degrees38.37033333, -87.65923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.22', W 87° 39.554'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 13.20" N, 87° 39' 33.24" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19-27 Co Rd 500 W, Princeton IN 47670, US
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