DescriptionIn 1834 James Howard launched his first steamboat, the Hyperion, at Jeffersonville. For nearly a century the Howard family turned out some of the finest ships on American rivers, and shipbuilding remains a major component in Jeffersonville's economy. The town promotes its river heritage through preservation of the historic commercial architecture along the scenic Ohio River.
Visitor InfoClark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau 315 Southern Indiana Ave. JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130-3218. Phone:(812)282-6654 or (800)552-3842
Things to SeeHoward Steamboat Museum and Mansion