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Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA

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In 1786 Fort Finney was situated where the Kennedy Bridge is today to protect the area from Indians, and a settlement grew around the fort. The fort was renamed in 1791 to Fort Steuben in honor of Baron von Steuben. In 1793 the fort was abandoned. Precisely when the settlement became known as Jeffersonville is unclear, but it was probably around 1801, the year in which President Thomas Jefferson took office. In 1802 local residents used a grid pattern designed by Thomas Jefferson for the formation of a city. On September 13, 1803, a post office was established in the city. In 1808 Indiana's second federal land sale office was established in Jeffersonville, which initiated a growth in settling in Indiana that was further spurred by the end of the War of 1812.

Shortly after formation, Jeffersonville was named to be the county seat of Clark County in 1802, replacing Springville. In 1812 Charlestown was named the county seat, but the county seat returned to Jeffersonville in 1878, where it remains.

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    Jeffersonville, a flourishing town of Clarke county, Indiana, is situated on the Ohio, nearly opposite Louisville, Kentucky, immediately above the...Read MORE...


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    Jeffersonville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Clarke co., on the Ohio River, opposite Louisville, Ky., 5 or 6 miles above New Albany, and 108...Read MORE...


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    Falls of the Ohio, Ohio River between Jeffersonville and New Albany, Ind.
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    Boat Construction. Howards Ship Yards and Residence of Capt. Ed Howard, Jeffersonville, Ind.
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    Jeffersonville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Clark co., on the Ohio River, opposite Louisville, Ky., 5 miles above New Albany and 108 miles S....Read MORE...


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Falls of the Ohio, Ohio River between Jeffersonville and New Albany, Ind.
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Boat Construction. Howards Ship Yards and Residence of Capt. Ed Howard, Jeffersonville, Ind.
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  • 1854 - Jeffersonville
    Jeffersonville, a flourishing town of Clarke county, Indiana, is situated on the Ohio, nearly opposite Louisville, Kentucky, immediately above the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jeffersonville
    Jeffersonville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Clarke co., on the Ohio River, opposite Louisville, Ky., 5 or 6 miles above New Albany, and 108... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Jeffersonville, a city of Indiana, the capital of Clark co., on the Ohio River, opposite Louisville, Ky., 5 miles above New Albany and 108 miles S.... Read MORE...

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