A Pioneer Town

The Original Seat of Scott County, Indiana

Click on a small image above to see larger photographs.  The first courthouse (left) in Lexington was built on the town square in 1821. It was later used as a school (1874-1889) and replaced (center) in 1890. A new school was built at the same site in 1921 (right).  

NOTE: According to Cory Walker, technically, the first courthouse was Nettie Park's house on South Cherry Street. People still live in the house today. It was the courthouse from March 1820 to the completion of the new one.  Bids for construction were let in April of 1821.  Click here for a photo of the structure as is looks today.

Earl Milles

This Web site is about my home town, Lexington, Indiana - the original seat of Scott County. This site is dedicated to my grandfather, Earl Milles, who lived in Lexington for 96 years until he retired from barbering in 1997.  The site is also dedicated to the many pioneers of the 19th century who built a flourishing community. Over time, I will be adding links, detailing the rich history and interesting stories of this pioneer town. Please feel encouraged to submit links, photos, or stories which might be of interest to others.

Robert D. Kleopfer

304 Tower St
Paola, KS 66071

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Last updated on September 17, 2013

Lexington DVD Movies now available at reduced price

Lexington Historical Society Facebook Page

Civil War Site with emphasis on Company D, 81st Indiana. This company was composed entirely of men from Scott County

James Hall Ledger - Lexington Undertaker - Transcription has been completed!

Who is that Lexingtonite?  A place to help identify faces from the past.

Recent Links Added

Jane Perry Boles 1780-1858
Joseph Hooker Shea historical marker
Early Money Issued by the Indiana Manufacturing Company of Lexington
Scott County Chronicle Obituary Index (1880-1949)
Thanks to Mark Spraque for the photograph this old Lexington landmark as it stands today!
Eleanor Loughran Fouts
James Loughran (1823-1863)
Dr. H. H. Parkhill (1833 - ????)
CCC Roster Camp Englishton 1935-1936
Photo of Jane Middleton Wilson, Jane Hall Hanna, and Ann Hanna Kennedy
Photo of Robert Middleton (1838-1870)
Lexington High School Class of 1962
William H. English Statue at Scottsburg photo thanks to Norma Chandler
Check from Lexington Bank 1925 thanks to Norma Chandler
1861 Letter from Lexington
New Photos: Sons of James Middleton, III
Expanded Census Index
Suicide at the "Bee Hive"
Train Wreck of 1906
Photo: James and Nancy Henning Middleton
Indian Threat near Lexington

From the 1850 Indiana Gazetter

LEXINGTON, the Seat of Justice of Scott County, is a pleasantly situated town, eighteen miles southwest of Madison, twenty-nine miles east of Salem, sixteen north of Charleston, and eighty-five south south-east of Indianapolis. It contains 100 houses, one-half of which are brick, the others frame.




Cemeteries (All are in Lexington Township and include index unless otherwise noted.)




Civic Organizations

Englishton Park


19th Century Families




Lexington Historical Society



Letters from Lexington


Maps and Roads





Post Offices

Queries - queries about Lexington will be posted here.  Click here to submit a query.


Social Life and Customs


Visitors and Researchers

Scott County Indiana History Site

Lexington Historical Society

Genealogy Pages of Mine

Genealogy Plus
Klöpfer, Kloepfer, and Kleopfer
HALLs and HENNINGs of Ireland

          McClanahan Family
          Middleton Family
          Johnson-Kendall Families  
Craigmyle Genealogy

Hollenbeck Genealogy

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