US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Harrison County, Indiana


Page Contents for Corydon, Indiana

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Corydon is approximately 2,661 (1990), 3122 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,202 (1990), 1341 (2010).
The amount of land area in Corydon is 4.089 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corydon to Washington DC is 518 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 107 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corydon is positioned 38.21 degrees north of the equator and 86.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Corydon average annual precipitation is 39 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 41 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84 degrees F.


in south central Indiana on the bank of the Ohio River next to Louisville Kentucky between St. Louis Missouri and Cincinnati Ohio.
Return to Index


Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Corydon was the first State Capitol for Indiana.

In June of 1816, 43 delegates met in Corydon to draft the first state constitution. Much of their work was done under the shade of a huge elm tree. The trunk of the tree, now known as the "Constitution Elm," is still standing
On December 11, 1816 Indiana was admitted as the 19th state. Corydon remained the state capital until the seat of government was moved to Indianapolis on December 10, 1825.

Corydon is the site of the northern most battle fought during the civil war.
Return to Index


Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
202 E Walnut Street
Corydon, Indiana 47112
Phone: (812) 738-4890
Fax: (812) 738-4904

The Posey House
Oak Street
Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: 812-738-6921
Tours by appointment only. Please call ahead.
The Posey House was built in 1817. It was the home of Col. Thomas Posey, son of Governor Posey. Col. Posey (1792-1863) served as the Treasurer of Harrison County.
Col. Posey was also a U.S. military Pension agent in Indiana, the Adjutant General of Indiana, a legislator representing Harrison County, an early Corydon Merchant, an active Mason and an ardent Methodist.
Although he never married, he reared fourteen orphans in his home. Since 1925 this house has been a museum and a chapter house of the Hoosier Elm Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Harrison County Fair
Fairgrounds on State Rd. 337
Corydon, IN 47112
Fairgrounds Office: 812-738-4261

More information on Corydon at Corydon

Squire Boone Caverns and Village
P.O. Box 411
Corydon, Indiana 47112
Phone: (812) 732-4381
"America's Most Spectacular Underground Adventure"
It was Squire Boone and his brother, Daniel, who discovered these caverns in 1790. Squire is actually buried here in the cave

Zimmerman Hand crafted art glass factory
301 Valley Road
Corydon, IN 47112
Phone: 812-738-2206

Corydon Jamboree
Country/Gospel Music and Family Entertainment
Every Saturday Night
Hurst Lane-downtown Corydon
Phone: 1-812-738-1130 or 1-270-422-3122

The Forest Discovery Center
in nearby Starlight
533 Louis Smith Road
Starlight, IN 47106
Phone: (812) 923-1590
Return to Index

Corydon City Government

Town Hall
113 N Oak St
Corydon, IN 47112-1123
Phone: 812-738-3958

Corydon is the county seat of Harrison County

Corydon Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
310 N Elm St
Corydon, IN 47112-1120
Phone: 812-738-2137

Harrison County Chamber of Commerce

Corydon Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
310 N Elm St
Corydon, IN 47112-1120
Phone: 812-738-2137

Harrison County Chamber of Commerce

Corydon Libraries

Corydon Public Library
117 E Beaver St
Corydon, IN 47112-1146
Phone: 812-738-4110

Corydon Schools

South Harrison School Supt
315 S Harrison Dr
Corydon, IN 47112-1729
Phone: 812-738-2168 Corydon


Corydon is in the Eastern Time Zone

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search