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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Warrick County
Q&A with County Coordinator Shari Sherman

What do you consider the key accomplishment(s) of your county’s Bicentennial celebration?

  • Torch Relay, getting everyone to come together for a successful event.

What Legacy Project do you most like to tell people about, and why?

  • We had several events, all well worth promoting, including the Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Fest; Fiddler Fest; Boonville Christmas Parade.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your county's celebration?

  • Warrick County Museum is setting up a display to showcase the IN Bicentennial..

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • Approximately 40.

Estimated total attendance.

  • 400.

Estimated dollar amount raised (if applicable).

  • $250.00.

Estimated dollar amount spent (if applicable).

  • $250.00 plus money from the Warrick Chamber.

Warrick County Legacy Projects

Warrick County Facts

Warrick County was named for Captain Jacob Warrick, an Indiana militia company commander killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

The county’s borders drastically changed within the first few years, with Warrick serving as the “Mother County” of southern Indiana – originally encompassing all of Perry, Posey, Spencer and Vanderburgh counties, as well as a portion of Crawford County.

About the courthouse: William Harris and Clifford were the architects. The building was completed in 1904.

Newburgh was captured – July 18, 1862
It was the first town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. Brig. General Adam R. Johnson, with a guerrilla band, crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a shot being fired.

The Rivertown Trail in Newburgh gives visitors and residents a new way to experience the Ohio’s beauty. Enjoy a leisurely meal watching the water flow past the banks of the Ohio. Or run and walk a festival 5K.

The Rivertown Trail is a multi-use greenway that will extend from Angel Mounds State Historic Site to the new Locks & Dam Park along the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The Evansville Greenway will eventually connect with the Rivertown Trail at Angel Mounds.

Camping, hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading are popular pursuits in Warrick County. From primitive settings to something more civilized, enjoy sites including Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area and much more along the Ohio River.

The Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area occupies 2500 acres of the western edge of the old Ayrshire Mine property. It was purchased by the state in the late 1990s. Currently, some other areas of the mine property are being developed for homes or row crops. This wildlife area and surrounding acreage are well-known birding destinations.

When Indiana became a state, Warrick County was established.

Abraham Lincoln frequented Warrick County, learning the law in Boonville, the county seat. The values that guided Abraham Lincoln as he grew continue to influence many aspects of life there.

Newburgh used to be known as Sprinklesburg. In 1803, settler John Sprinkle established the town, which was later renamed Newburgh.

County Seat: Boonville
Year Organized: 1813
Square Miles: 384.81