Corydon

 town, seat (1808) of Harrison county, southern Indiana, U.S., 25 miles (40 km) west of Louisville, Ky. It was settled in about 1808 on land originally owned by General William Henry Harrison (Harrison, William Henry), governor of Indiana Territory (1800–12), who named the town for a shepherd in a popular song of the times, “Pastoral Elegy.” It was the capital of the Indiana Territory (1813–16) and of the state from 1816 until the capital was moved to Indianapolis in 1825. The convention that drafted the first constitution for Indiana met there in June 1816; the first statehouse is preserved as the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. During the American Civil War the town was attacked by Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry (July 9, 1863); “Morgan's Raiders,” numbering about 2,400, prevailed over some 450 Indiana militiamen. A memorial park marks the site of the incident, and the nearby Cedar Hill Cemetery (1808) contains the graves of soldiers from both sides of the battle.

      The town is the shipping and processing point for an agricultural area producing poultry, eggs, beef and dairy cattle, and burley tobacco. Manufactures include furniture and glassware. The Harrison County Fair, held in Corydon each summer, is the state's oldest county fair. Wyandotte Cave, one of the nation's largest limestone caverns, is 12 miles (19 km) west. Nearby are the Squire Boone Caverns, discovered (1790) by Daniel Boone's brother, Squire, while he was hiding from Native Americans; he is buried there. Inc. 1817. Pop. (2000) 2,715; (2005 est.) 2,787.

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