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Hanover's history is deeply intertwined with Hanover College's beginnings. Both grew from a tiny band of determined pioneers under the leadership of Williamson Dunn, who set out from Catnip Hill Road near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1809 with his wife, two children, and three slaves. Upon crossing the Ohio River, Dunn freed the slaves and founded Hanover, which was first called Dunn's Settlement. Presbyterians and Methodists played prominent roles in the fledgling community, and local historians recall a log cabin that served as an Indian trading post. At least two houses are reported to be haunted, and three others have secret hiding places, which used to lead to caves. The reader is invited to Hanover—where home seems just around the corner, and where Midwestern values of unhurried thoughtfulness set each day's pace.
ISBN: 9780738583358
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Marty Lenzini Murray earned degrees from Florida State University and Florida International University and a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Marty has served as an educator, a public relations specialist, and an instructor at UCF. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Orlando, Florida, and Hanover, Indiana. Their home in Hanover includes an 1809 log house built by her great-grandfather that is now tucked inside the walls of the larger house.
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