210 Walnut Street
Rockport, IN 47635
Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, as needed, at the Rockport Library.
Historical Events and Holidays
July 10, 1860 – Buffaloville Post Office Established, Name changed from Buffalo - William Bench First Postmaster
July 11, 1859 – Rockport Collegiate Institute cornerstone laid.
July 14, 1921 – New Spencer County Courthouse dedicated.
July 17, 1943 – Spencer County's last Civil War veteran, David J. Smith, dies at age 95.
July 21, 1875 – Patronville Post Office Established - Edward Harrison First Postmaster
July 24, 1900 – Electric lights turned on in Chrisney, Indiana.
July 30, 1940 – Glover H. Cary Bridge (Blue Bridge) opened.
August 2, 1826 – Sarah Lincoln marries Aaron Grigsby.
August 7, 1853 – During this month, Bloomfield was laid out.
August 7, 1829 – During this month, James Audubon visits Rockport to study birds in the area.
August 7, 1851 – During this month, New Boston was laid out.
2018 - 2019 Officers
Membership is open to all and dues are $20.00 per year per person from August 1 to July 31. Membership may be taken out at any time. Mail your name, address, e-mail (not required) and research interest (if any) to:
Spencer County Public Library
210 Walnut Street
Rockport, IN 47635-1398
Membership Form in PDF format.
Web Site Mission Statement
The mission of the Spencer County History web site is to provide current information to our patrons concerning the operation of the Spencer County Historical Society and the history of the South Spencer County School Corporation.
The Spencer County History web page is a creation of Raymond and Patricia Dawson with technical help from their son. It has not been officially sanctioned by the Spencer County Historical Society. It is an attempt to provide information to the public about the Society and to make available our research on the schools in the southern half of the county.