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Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Leavenworth Leavenworth

Leavenworth

 

Location: SR 62 & West Street, north side of highway on grassy median near general store & post office, Leavenworth. (Crawford County, Indiana)

Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 13.1992.1

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.

Text

Founded 1818 by Seth and Zebulon Leavenworth. Ohio River port for keelboats, flatboats, packets. Shipped pork, spirits, produce, corn, lumber, etc. Manufactured skiffs, flatboats, pearl buttons. Crawford County seat, 1843-c. 1895, when "stolen" by town of English. Town relocated to present site after 1937 flood.

Keywords

Transportation, Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns