Hanover, Indiana (Images of America Series)

Hanover, Indiana (Images of America Series)

by Marty Lenzini Murray


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Hanover’s history is deeply intertwined with Hanover College’s beginnings. Both grew from a tiny band of determined pioneers under the leadership of Williamson Dunn, who set out from Catnip Hill Road near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1809 with his wife, two children, and three slaves. Upon crossing the Ohio River, Dunn freed the slaves and founded Hanover, which was first called Dunn’s Settlement. Presbyterians and Methodists played prominent roles in the fledgling community, and local historians recall a log cabin that served as an Indian trading post. At least two houses are reported to be haunted, and three others have secret hiding places, which used to lead to caves. The reader is invited to Hanover—where home seems just around the corner, and where Midwestern values of unhurried thoughtfulness set each day’s pace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738583358
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Author Marty Lenzini Murray earned degrees from Florida State University and Florida International University and a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Marty has served as an educator, a public relations specialist, and an instructor at UCF. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Orlando, Florida, and Hanover, Indiana. Their home in Hanover includes an 1809 log house built by her great-grandfather that is now tucked inside the walls of the larger house.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Beginnings 11

2 Around Town 21

3 Farming and Industry 49

4 Landmark Events 71

5 Elementary and Secondary Education 77

6 Hanover College 89

7 Churches 109

8 Hanover's Neighbors 115

9 Past to the Future 121

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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