DescriptionThrough the influence of Indiana congressman Jonathon Jennings, the territorial capital of Indiana was moved from Vincennes to Corydon in 1813, and the state constitution was drawn up. The town served as the state capital 1816-25.
The Battle of Corydon, Indiana's only official Civil War conflict, took place a mile south when the home guard met the main force of Gen. John H. Morgan's Confederate Raiders on July 9, 1863. The home guard troops surrendered and were held captive during the famous raiders' brief stay.
Southwest, Harrison-Crawford State Forest covers more than 25,000 acres of hills overlooking the Ohio River. One of the largest state properties, the forest includes O'Bannon Woods State Park, offering a full spectrum of recreational facilities; the Blue River, popular with canoeists; and the Historic Wyandotte Caves.
Visitor InfoBlaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center 310 N. Elm St. CORYDON, IN 47112. Phone:(812)738-2138 or (888)738-2137
Self-guiding toursWalking-tour maps pinpointing historic sites are available from the visitor bureau.
ShoppingOld Capital Square has a number of shops selling local art, solid-wood furniture, antiques, glassware and other specialties.
Things to SeeCorydon Capitol State Historic Site