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Corydon, Indiana: The Original State Capitol

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker

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Corydon, Indiana Downtown

Corydon, Indiana Downtown

Corydon, Indiana: You are such an amazing and friendly town! How have I not posted about you sooner?

What was once the state capitol of Indiana Territory is now one of the most fun and enjoyable Indiana towns that we’ve been to yet!

Corydon, Indiana

Founded in 1808, Corydon is big on Indiana history. While I’m sure it was a blow to Corydon when the capitol was relocated back in 1818, today? It’s a wonderfully unique small town.

It seemed as though everywhere we looked there was a historic plaque commemorating some event or sharing another piece of Corydon history. It was fascinating! Even the public library had an unusual feature. Anyone want to guess what that could be?

Corydon Shopping

When it comes to unique shops, Corydon has more than its fair share! This downtown is bustling and busy. Every street that surrounds the tidy downtown square seemed to lead somewhere new and interesting for little Indiana and family to discover!

It was such an easy to navigate Indiana town. We toured the site of a new art gallery and event facility, looked at merchandise for sale at a stained glass shop, sampled a couple of coffee shops (it’s how I bribe hubby to do my bidding), as well as a brew your own beer/wine shop.

Indiana History is Here

Corydon Indiana Capital Building

Corydon Indiana Capital Building

The old Capitol Building is in great shape and shares a nice green-space with another office building. But that’s not all that’s here!

You’ll find a war memorial and a German 150 M.M. Howitzer. My favorite? The moving monument to various O’ Bannons: Frank, Lewis, and Robert.

This part of town has a scattering of historic plaques. You’ll see The Battle of Corydon, info on the old Indiana Capitol, and the old Capitol Bank right nearby. It’s a very interesting peek into an extensive history.

Friday nights in the Summer you’ll find a band playing on the lawn. Is that a nice touch or what?

Small Town Treasure

I have heard over and over that I needed to get to Corydon, Indiana. I am so happy to have finally been able to make the trip! What a phenomenal area.

To see Corydon and other pictures in Indiana, please head on over to my Flickr photostream!

Corydon, Indiana in Harrison County

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