Harrison County, Indiana, is a great weekend destination that is within a few hours' drive of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.
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Harrison County is located in the far southern part of the U.S. state of Indiana along the Ohio River. Migratory groups of Native Americans inhabited the area for thousands of years, but the first permanent settlements in what would become Harrison County were created by American settlers in the years after the American Revolutionary War. The area became part of the United States following its conquest during the American Revolutionary War. Veterans of the revolution received land grants in the eastern part of the county as part of Clark's Grant. Daniel Boone and his brother Squire Boone were early explorers of the county, entering from Kentucky in the 1780s. Harvey Heth, Spier Spencer, and Edward Smith were among the first to settle in the county beginning in the 1790s. Smith built the first home in what later became the county seat of Corydon. Harrison County is part of the Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Squire Boone Caverns and Village is a cavern exploration attraction in Mauckport, Indiana (near Corydon in Southern Indiana). The cave was first discovered by Daniel Boone and his brother, Squire Boone, as they were hiding from Indians in the late 18th century. Squire would come back later to purchase the land and live near the caves in 1808 and start a mill at the site. The mill is on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures and still operates today. The park consists of a one-hour walking tour into the caverns, as well as a working pioneer village and grist mill. The caverns are open year round, while the village and grist mill are open only during the summer months. The pioneer village includes an old fashion candy shop, a building where soap is made from lard, a chandlers house were candles are made by hand dipping, and a country store. The products made in the village are marketed nationally and can be purchased in many part of the country including Disney World. Everything made in the village is done the "old fashioned way", by hand.
Caesars Indiana opened a casino river boat, hotel complex, and golf course in 1998, boosting the county's tourism industry. The casino complex was purchased and became Horseshoe Southern Indiana on July 11, 2008.
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