Before you, stands one of Clark County’s historic African American churches, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal. In the 19th Century, numerous African American churches were established to serve the spiritual needs of people fleeing the South in…

You are standing near an old red brick building. This is what remains of Taylor High School, a remnant of the age of racial segregation in Clark County. According to the paper “Taylor High: A History Lost but Not Forgotten” in 1872, Jeffersonville,…

You are standing before the site of one of the homes inhabited by George and Mollie Dinning and their children. One winter night, a mob forced Mollie Dinning and her children to abandon their farm in Simpson County, Kentucky, ill-clad and robbed of…

You are standing at the entrance of the Charlestown Cemetery, where the mutilated bodies of 3 lynched men rest. One dark Saturday in November of 1871, interlopers murdered the family of Cyrus Park, a white farmer situated near Henryville, Indiana.…

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library occupies the space that was once Jeffersonville’s train railroad switch yard. In 1854, Obediah Buckner visited the ticket office of the Jeffersonville Railroad, once located near here, expecting to purchase…

You are standing next to the Lewis and Clark Handshake statue by sculptor Carol Grende. The sculpture and the annual Handshake Festival at Falls of the Ohio State Park celebrate the moment when Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition in the…

You are standing on the grounds of Falls of the Ohio State Park’s George Rogers Clark Homesite in Clarksville, Indiana. This is likely near Guinea Bottom, an early Black settlement established for the convenience of the wealthy, powerful, White Clark…