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July 9, 1750-March 19, 1818
An officer in the American Revolution,
a general during peacetime, the third
Lieutenant Govenor of Kentucy, Governor
of the Indiana Territory, and a Louisana Senator.
(Portrait by John Bayless Hill)

Biographical information from Wikipedia.org


Governor of Indiana
January 14, 1889-November 23, 1891

(Artist: Theodore Clement Steele, American, 1847-1926)
Biographical Information from www.in.gov

(Johann Georg Rapp)
November 1, 1757-August 7, 1847
Founder of the religious sect called Harmonists,
Harmonites, Rappites or the Harmony Society.
Biographical infromation from Wikipedia.org


14 May 1771-17 November 1858
A Welsh social reformer and one of the founders
of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.
Biographical infromation from Wikipedia.org
"Posey County was formed on November 11, 1814 from Gibson and Warrick counties. It was named for Revolutionary War General, Thomas Posey.

The first county seat was Blackford, in the northeastern corner of Marrs Township, the town being named after Judge Isaac Blackford, a famous lawyer in Indiana for more than forty years.  In 1817, it was moved to Springfield, near the town of Harmonie, where Frederick Rapp and his colony of Rappites lived. The legislative act of February 12, 1825 moved the County Seat to Mt. Vernon. First settled in 1803 by Andrew McFadin, the site was originally known as McFadin's Bluff. By 1849 Mt. Vernon contained substantial buildings for the Courthouse and public offices, two good hotels and about 200 houses with 1,000 inhabitants."

 City of Mount Vernon, Indiana
Town of Poseyville, Indiana
Town of New Harmony Indiana
 Posey County Goverment

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