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Corydon, Indiana

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Corydon, Indiana



High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Corydon is a town in Harrison Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States, founded in 1808, and is known as Indiana's First State Capital. Corydon was the second capital of the Indiana Territory from May 1, 1813 until December 11, 1816. After statehood, the town was the capital of Indiana until January 10, 1825 when it moved to Indianapolis. The town remains the county seat of Harrison County and had a population was 2,715 at the 2000 census. Corydon has a rich history dating back to the American Revolution when the region was captured by George Rogers Clark from the British, bringing it under the control of the United States. In the early 1800s the family of Edward Smith moved into land on the edge of a fertile valley near a large spring, now the site of the county fairgrounds. William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory, often stopped to rest at their home while traveling between the east and Vincennes. One day while at their farm, he discovered a spot where the Big Indian Creek and Little Indian Creek join to become the Indian Creek, and decided it would make a good location for a town.