Lawrenceburg is Indiana's fourth oldest city and Dearborn County's largest community. The city is a favorable location for river trade as seen by this coal elevator that extended down to the Ohio River in the early 1900s.
Dearborn County (Ind.); Ohio River; Coal; Coal trade; Bird's-eye views
The town of Aurora overlooks a picturesque bend in the Ohio River. It was laid out in 1819 and was named for the Roman goddess of dawn by Judge Jesse Lynch Holman, author of fiction and poetry, and an early organizer of the Indiana Historical...
View of the train depot in Aurora, Indiana. A steam engine is coming up the track towards the depot. A crowd stands on the platform waiting for the train. A couple horse-drawn wagons wait off to the side. Several crates are stacked behind the depot.
Indiana’s fourth oldest city, Lawrenceburg was laid out in April 1802 by Samuel Vance, James Hamilton, and Benjamin Chambers. Named for the wife of Samuel Vance, whose maiden name was Lawrence, it became the county seat of Dearborn County in 1803.
Dearborn County (Ind.); Aerial views; Cities & towns; Streets; Roofs
View of the high school in Aurora, Indiana. The large brick building has two main floors with a wide flight of stairs leading up to the entryway from the sidewalk. A group of three girls and two boys stands on the stairs. Other children can be seen...
Schools; Carriages & coaches; Horses; Children; Students
Lawrenceburg was a favorable location for agricultural processing. The Lawrenceburg Roller Mills Company is one of the grain processing operations in Dearborn County and was probably in operation at least through the 1950s.
Dearborn County (Ind.); Mills; Mills and Mill-work
View of Mechanic Street and Sutton's Hill in Aurora, Indiana. A three story state bank building is on one corner while a grocery store occupies the opposite corner. A church steeple is visible behind the grocery store. A large red roofed building...
River commerce was important to Aurora with industry and river traffic as the pillars of Aurora’s economy. For many years steamboats would line the wharves to receive and deliver passengers and goods. Here the Steamboat Ranger is docked at Aurora.
Dearborn County (Ind.); Steamboats; Rivers; Ohio River; Boat & ship industry
View of an unpaved street in Aurora, Indiana. There are wooden houses on one side of the road and business buildings on the other. Some people are standing on the sidewalk, while a woman and two children are sitting on the steps of one of the...