Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/25/2013 9:17 AM

Bridge crews unearth signs of Indiana's 1st prison

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- A project to build a bridge linking southern Indiana to Kentucky has uncovered remnants of Indiana's first state prison.

The discoveries include flint used to ignite Revolutionary War-era rifles and foundations, trash pits and drains associated with the penitentiary.

Andrew V. Martin of the Lexington, Ky.-based Cultural Resource Analysts tells The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., that his workers found the remains of the prison that operated from 1822 to 1847.

Indiana state archaeologist Rick Jones says it's rare to find artifacts that haven't been disturbed by later development. A trash dump, houses and other buildings were built on top of the prison site.

The items found at the site will be sent to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis once they've been analyzed. Their discovery won't delay construction.

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here