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Salisbury Log Courthouse

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The log cabin that is currently situated behind the Mansion House in Centerville started in the town of Salisbury well more than 200 years ago. Wayne County’s first seat of…

Log Cabin School House

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The oldest existing school in Wayne County can be seen today on the grounds of the Wayne County Historical Museum on North A Street, but it’s been situated in a…

Elkhorn Cemetery

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Elkhorn Creek flows into the east fork of the Whitewater River about seven miles southwest of Richmond, a location within a few miles of Wayne County’s first settlement which was…

Another piece of the old City Hall

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When they demolished this 1886 structure in 1970 they saved or reused many pieces in other places.  We’ve highlighted several of them in the “Where is it?” feature in the…

John Finley (1797-1866)

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Born in Rockbridge County, Virginia on January 11, 1797, he came to Indiana in 1821 and served in various public offices for the rest of his life, beginning in 1822…

Allen Jay (1831-1910)

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Growing up in Clark County, Ohio, Allen was brought up in an orthodox Quaker family. In his youth, he was an active participant with the Underground Railroad. He first came to…

Pre-1880 Street Names

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  Anyone who has done any study of local history knows that the current system of naming streets wasn’t always in place.  We can thank Mayor Thomas Bennett for establishing…