• Washington County – Land of the Indians Pt. 1

    With the European discovery of the Americas, the indigenous tribes of this land had their lives and legacies changed forever, to devastating and irreparable effect.  As colonization spread rapidly across the eastern seaboard, the decimated Indian tribes of the eastern states began a forced westward migration, in search of new lands.  Some of these tribes […]

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  • The Matriarch of Salem

    In 1807, one year after the lands that became Washington County were officially surveyed, a group of Quaker men came to the area, from North Carolina, to seek out new lands to settle away from the slavery policies of the south.  Two of these men, Samuel and William Lindley Jr., chose to settle near the Blue River […]

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