Harrison was planted on August 4, 1837 by Ann Potts, on the west side of the river from Fort Harrison, a military post in the region built in 1811 by General William Henry Harrison. This article on the location of Vigo County, Indiana, is a safeguard. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Harrison County is part of the Louisville-Jefferson County metropolitan statistical area KY-IN.
Humans first entered what would become Indiana near the end of the last ice age This region was of particular value to early humans due to the abundance of flint. There is evidence of flint extraction in local caves as early as 2000 BC. C.; the stone was used to produce crude oil tools. Passing migratory tribes frequented the area, which was influenced by successive groups of peoples, including the Hopewells and Mississippians.
A place to camp and work with flint is the Swan's Landing archaeological site, one of the most important Early Archaic archaeological sites in eastern North America. Permanent human settlements in the county began with the arrival of American settlers in the last decade of the 18th century. The area became part of the United States after its conquest during the United States War of Independence. Veterans of the revolution received land grants in the eastern part of the county as part of Clark's Grant.
Daniel Boone and his brother Squire Boone were the first explorers of the county, entering from Kentucky in the 1780s. Harvey Heth, Spier Spencer and Edward Smith were among the first to settle in the county beginning in the 1790s. Smith built the first home in the Corydon area. The Harrison-Crawford State Forest began in 1932 when the State of Indiana purchased land in western Harrison County.
The 110 km (26,000 acre) park is Indiana's largest state forest and surrounds O'Bannon Woods State Park, as well as the Wyandotte Caves, located in eastern Crawford County. William Taylor Zenor, born in 1846 near Corydon. He practiced law in Corydon and Leavenworth. Indiana Representative in the United States House of Representatives (1897 - 190.
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