210 Walnut Street
Rockport, IN 47635
Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, as needed, at the Rockport Library.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 6:15 PM at the Rockport Library Genealogy Room. There will be a presentation of Clayton Spurlock's Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Spencer County at 7:00 PM downstairs. The public is invited to attend.
Historical Events and Holidays
February 19, Presidents' Day
February 20, 1861 – St. Meinrad surveyed by Jacob Marendt.
February 20, 1830 – Thomas and Sally Lincoln deed their Spencer County farm to Charles Grigsby.
February 22, George Washington's Birthday
February 23, 1882 – Kercheval Post Office Established - Henry Bender First Postmaster
February 27, 1816 – Uriah Lamar was the first commissioned Justice of the Peace of Spencer County.
March 1, 1858 – During this month, French Island City was surveyed.
March 1, 1865 – During this month, Newtonville was surveyed.
March 1, 1830 – The extended Lincoln Family leaves Spencer County for Illinois.
March 5, 1838 – Spencer County's third courthouse is dedicated.
March 10, 1811 – First land was entered in Huff Township by Samuel Lamar.
March 11, 1818 – Rockport surveyed.
March 12, 1830 – Luceville Post Office Established - Benjamin Luce First Postmaster
March 13, 1888 – Madrid Post Office Established - Waldo Eichling First Postmaster
March 16, 1901 – Pedigo Post Office Established - John Jacobs, Jr. First Postmaster
March 17, St. Patrick's Day
2017 - 2018 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.