Clifty Falls State Park
One mile west of town with entrances on State Road 56 and 62.
Considered one of the State's prettiest parks. Clifty Falls offers over 1300 lush acres with scenic overlooks, 70 foot rock gorges, seven waterfalls, nature center, picnic area, swimming pool, and campground. Hikers can enjoy trails ranging from 3/4 mile-easy, to 3 miles-rugged. Located high on a bluff is Clifty Inn offering hotel. Restaurant and meeting space. Open year round.
Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 39.2004.2
Title: Lyman Hoyt
Marker Text: Side one:
Born in Vermont 1804. Moved to Jefferson County 1834, where he owned land and had several manufacturing businesses. Active in Neil’s Creek Anti-Slavery Society and in forming Liberty Party for abolition of slavery. He and his family supported Eleutherian College. He died 1857. Home listed in National Register of Historic Places 2003.
Hoyt condemned the Fugitive Slave Law and participated in helping fugitives escaping through Jefferson County.
The Underground Railroad refers to a widespread network of diverse people in the nineteenth century who aided slaves escaping to freedom from the southern U.S.
Credit Line: Installed 2004 Indiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR, African American Landmarks Committee of Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Inc., Historic Eleutherian College, Historic Madison, Jefferson County Preservation Council, Cornerstone Society, Jefferson County Civil War Roundtable, and City of Madison
Directions: 7147 West SR 250, Lancaster.
Annotated Text: Born in Vermont 1804.(1) Moved to Jefferson County 1834,(2) where he owned land and had several manufacturing businesses.(3) Active in Neil’s Creek Anti-Slavery Society(4) and in forming Liberty Party for abolition of slavery.(5) He and his family supported Eleutherian College.(6) He died 1857.(7) Home listed in National Register of Historic Places 2003.(8).
This is a charming town right on the Ohio River with a little something for everybody. Shops, Artwork, Antiques, Bed 'n Breakfasts, Museums, Restaurants, the Riverfront, beautiful state park nearby, and lots of special events to enjoy!
A real gem along the "scenic Ohio River drive" that is worth a visit.
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