Knightstown

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Overview
Like many other communities along the 824-mile Historic National Road, Knightstown owes its existence to the paving of this remarkable roadway. When it became evident that the new road would cut across his Henry County, Indiana, farm, early settler Waitstill Munson Cary hired national road surveyor Jonathan Knight in 1827 to plat the tiny town and then named the community after Knight. Over the years, Knightstown's prosperity in many ways has paralleled the ups and downs of travel and transportation along the Historic National Road, also known as U.S. Highway 40. This collection of vintage images traces Knightstown's journey from a settlement on the west bank of the Big Blue River to a close-knit community bound by family and priding itself on a history of education, architecture, and of course, Hoosier basketball.
Details
ISBN: 9780738578231
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 181
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Karen Pyle Trent is the author of Alpha Xi Delta: A 100-Year History and a former president of Historic Knightstown, Inc. She and her family live in a 125-year-old Victorian home on the Historic National Road in Knightstown.