• 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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  • New Website for The John Hay Center is Live!

    Welcome Back!  The John Hay Center, Stevens Museum and the Washington County Historical Society are proud to announce our new and much improved website is now live and open for business! Please add us to your favorites, share with your friends and family, and be sure to check back frequently for updates, news and new materials, as […]

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