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Short History of Seymour

Seymour is a city of Jackson County, Indiana. It is located at the intersection of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad and the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. In 1852, the city was laid out and platted. In an attempt to persuade John Seymour to build the east/west railroad through the area, Captain Meedy Shields promised to name the city in his honor.

On October 6, 1866, the local Reno Gang robbed a train while it was moving. This was the first train robbery in the world. The gang was put into prison and lynched at Hangman's Crossing just outside of the town. In 1945, African-American members of the 477th Bombardment Group tried to incorporate an all-white officers' club at the Freeman Army Air Corps Base in the Freeman Field Mutiny. This led to the integration of the U.S. military.

As of the 2010 census, Seymour has a population of 17,503 people and a total area of 11.425 square miles. The U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 65 interchange is situated in the eastern part of the city, as well as U.S. Route 31.

You can also read Vincennes, Indiana: From Past to Present.

Historic Sites

There are a number of landmarks and properties in Seymour that have been added to the Nationa; Register of Historic Places. Showcasing the history of the city, these historic sites are the Seymour Commercial Historic District, Farmers Club, Southern Indiana Railroad Freighthouse, T. Harlan and Helen Montgomery House, George H. Vehslage House, and First Presbyterian Church (Seymour, Indiana).

Fear Fair

Fear Fair is a haunted attraction on A Avenue East in Seymour. Advertised to be the scariest haunted house in the state of Indiana, it depicts scenes of violence and includes special effects that could be unsuitable for children. Some of the attractions of Fear Fair are:

  • Rockford Riot
  • Ramses' Wrath
  • Leveau's Curse
  • Ancient Evil

Tickets are $25 for general admissions and extra fear general admissions – you can be touched, grabbed and pulled.

Freeman Army Airfield Museum

Freeman Army Airfield Museum is situated on the site of the Freeman Army Airfield, where bomber pilots were trained for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and 1944. The airfield was also the Foreign Aircraft Evaluation Center from 1945 to 1946. Today, the museum protect, preserve and display artifacts from the World War II era. It features exhibits such as a Link Trainer (WWII flight simulator, firearms and edged weapons, the original base fire truck, a modern simulator visitors can fly, aircraft propellers and engines from WWII, and many parts from enemy aircraft. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full tours are typically 1.5 hours.

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