Jackson County

Map of Indiana Showing Jackson County

Rural views of Jackson County 


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An old barn near Medora

An Old Barn Near Medora

I feel like this is an old friend from many years ago. This photograph was taken on the morning of October 6, 2010.

A Jackson county Indiana barn

An Old Near Barn Medora

Another of view of the barn in the afternoon of the same day.

Medora Brick Plant Site

The Medora Shale Brick Company was founded in 1904 and closed in 1992. I first became aware of it around 1965 when a friend that lived in Medora took me to see the kilns. They are located about one mile southwest of Medora and about 700 feet from the barn showed above.

Medora Brick Plant Site

Another view but the growth is so thick it is difficult to see them and they are nearly a hundred feet from the road. This is private property and is not open to the public.

Medora Brick Plant Site

A closeup (Zoom) of another one. There were twelve originally and ten or eleven survive. For more history, information and photos, click Here.

Medora Brick Plant Site

This was the Machine Shop, one of four existing buildings.

Medora Brick Plant Site

I don't know what this building was used for.

Medora Brick Plant Site

This was the office and as you can see, it sits very close to the road. I was not able to capture the fourth building from the road nor get any interior shots as much as I would have liked to. There are some nice interior views of these buildings available on the internet, just use the link listed earlier.
 
This concludes by images of this very interesting bit of history.

Medora Covered Bridge

This is the longest covered bridge completely in the United States. It is a three span bridge with a total span of nearly 432 feet and a total length of 460 feet. It was built in 1875 by Joseph J. Daniels and was closed to traffic in 1972.

This photo looking northwest and the one below was taken on October 6, 2010 during the restoration of the bridge. It is now finished and open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.


Medora Covered Bridge

Looking east-northeast during restoration in 2010.

While visiting friends in the late 60's, I remember riding through the bridge.


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