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, February 4, 2020, at 6:30 PM in the Genealogy Room of the Rockport Library.
Historical Events and Holidays
January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20, 1828 – Sarah Lincoln Grigsby (Abe's sister) dies while giving birth at age 21.
January 21, 1878 – Grass Post Office Established - Stephen Davis First Postmaster
January 22, 1850 – Fulda Post Office Established - William Hammond First Postmaster
January 26, 1860 – Buffaloville Surveyed.
January 26, 1838 – Taylorsport Surveyed.
January 29, 1937 – Flood Crest at Rockport 53.74 Feet.
February 2, Groundhog Day
February 4, 1819 – James Gentry, Jr. born near Village of Gentryville.
February 10, 1807 – Sarah Lincoln, Abe's sister, born in Elizabethtown, KY.
February 12, 1809 – Abraham Lincoln born on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, KY.
February 12, Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
February 13, 1883 – Pigeon Post Office Established - James Harrison First Postmaster
February 14, Valentine's Day
February 17, 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.
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.