Jackson County’s past and present is celebrated with the exhibit opened in May of 2013 at the Jackson County Visitor Center. A place with heart and a history all its own, visitors are treated to tidbits and images of Jackson County's history and places to see.
Did you know we were a territorial county almost a full year before Indiana became a state? Would you believe that we have a Grammy winner and a Miss America pageant winner? How about one of the most famous train robberies that ever happened in the United States? There's a lot to know and explore.
The exhibit is divided into time sections, beginning with the founding of Jackson County and then moving to the mid 1800’s with the Underground Railroad, the development on the rail lines through the county and the Reno Gang and the world's first train robbery. During WWII see the activity surrounding the Freeman Army Air Field training base and hear about the Tuskegee Airmen. Learn about Jackson County’s own John Mellencamp and 2009 Miss America Katie Stam. Locate places to see in Jackson County today at 100 North Broadway, in Seymour.