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Scott County, Indiana

July 17, 2010

USA map showing where Indiana is located
Scott County was formed in 1820 from parts of Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, and Washington Counties It was named for General Charles Scott, who was Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Much of its water supply comes from Hardy Lake. map of Indiana showing where Scott County is located
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 193 square miles, of which 190 square miles is land and 2 square miles(1.21%) is water.
The two RV Gypsies took a self-guided driving tour through Scott County, Indiana. Below are photos from the highlights of that drive - approximately 55 miles, 2-1/2 hours - beginning & ending on State Route 56.
sign - Pigeon Roost
the Pigeon Roost monument
close up of the plaque on the Pigeon Roost monument
monument to those who died at Pigeon Roost
sign - welcome to Indiana's oldest state forest
Overlook of the Ohio Valley at Clark Forestry. On clear days you can see the smoke stacks at Ghent, Kentucky, approximately 30 miles away. To the South is the Louisville, Kentucky skyline. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day when the two RV Gypsies visited this overlook.
Overlook of the Ohio Valley
Overlook of the Ohio Valley
Overlook of the Ohio Valley
sign - Wilcox Lake
Lee Duquette at Wilcox Lake
the toad of the two RV Gypsies at Wilcox Lake
The two RV Gypsies slowly climbed the 37 log steps to see Bowen Lake.
sign - Bowen Lake
Karen Duquette on the log stairs
The two RV Gypsies reached the top of the log steps and looked back down at their truck. They learned that the unique log "boat slide" was used to pull fishing boats and canoes up to the lake. There was a gun-shooting range at the bottom of these stairs, so it was not a quiet area.
the two RV Gypsies -  Lee & Karen Duquette
the log slide steps
a green dragon fly that was on the log stairs
a green dragon fly
Loeta Covered Bridge: Two aspects of this bridge are very unique; First, it is the site of the original Cincinnati/Vincennes Road intersection and the Buffalo Trace which the buffalo followed to the salt licks. Second, it is the only known crossroads which intersect over a creek.
Leota Covered Bridge
sign on the Leota Covered Bridge
Overlook of Scott County: the flat area is an old lake bed. This is called "The Knobs" a ridge of hills which angle through central Indiana. Oceanic fossils have been found in these hills from the Illinoian Advance glacier during the Ice Age, 140,000 to 300,000 years ago.
sign about the strange procession eastward
Unfortunately, it was not a very clear day when the two RV Gypsies took these photos at the Overlook of Scott County.
Overlook of Scott County
Overlook of Scott County
The two RV Gypsies continued the drive, through hilly roads, muddy roads, gravel roads, and a freshly oiled road. There were several other points of interest on this driving tour of Scott County, Indiana, but somehow, the two RV Gypsies did not come across all of them.
a steep hill
Amish horse and buggy
a gravel road
a freshly oiled road

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Please continue to journey to Jellystone Park, Raintree Lake, Scottsburg, Indiana