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John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail

John Hunt Morgan Map of the Trail

Starting just outside of Mauckport near the Kentucky border and running through seven counties of Indiana before crossing into Ohio at Harrison, the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail through Indiana follows the path taken by Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate Cavalry during the Great Raid of 1863.

The driving tour has been made possible by the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trial Project, a committee of Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D. The route is lined with directional signs and 27 road-side-points-of-interest displays.

Materials available as your tour companion:

  • The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Detailed Guide Book

  • The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Driving Tour & Map

  • The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Audio Tour (audiotape or CD)


#2 Morvin's Landing. Where Morgan and the Raiders came ashore in Indiana, July 8, 1863.

#4 The Corydon Battlefield Park. Where the only Civil War battle in Indiana was fought (one mile south of downtown Corydon on Old SR 135).

#7 Railroad tracks in Salem. This is the site of the famous engraving of the Raiders burning the railroad depot.

#12 1863 Courthouse square in Lexington. A school is now on the site of the old courthouse. The Raiders slept in this general area. Morgan slept in a hotel, no longer standing (#12 on the map). On the Muscatatuck River banks at Vernon where Morgan was turned back - the only time in Indiana (#15 on the map).

#16 The town of Dupont. Where the Raiders spent their fourth night in Indiana.

#18 Versailles. Another community where the Raiders plundered the courthouse. Site of famous story where Morgan made the Raiders take back Masonic ritual items they had stolen.

#20 St. Paul Methodist Church. The cemetery where the Raiders rested their last night in Indiana before riding the next 95 miles in 35 hours.

#21 New Alsace. The historic Catholic Church where the Raiders stole the priest's horses while he conducted morning mass.

#23 Near the site of a bridge burned by the Raiders as they crossed from Indiana into Ohio, July 13, 1863.

Before starting this unique experience, be aware that much of the 185 mile heritage trail passes over narrow, low-speed roads. Many of the back roads are gravel and vision will be limited at times. Use caution and travel at your own risk. Also, there are only a few places to eat, use restrooms, or buy gas on this trail. Consult the map for the location of larger communities and plan accordingly.

These directions are numbered to correspond with the number of 24 John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail sign locations. Directions and mileage from location to location is provided.

In addition to these driving instructions, look for directional markers at key locations along the trail. The John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail (JHMHT) directional markers will have this appearance:

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