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Wabash Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Project

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Civil War Locations in Switzerland County, Indiana

The Dungeon
Here is a plaque at the Switzerland County courthouse in Vevay,Indiana. The courthouse dungeon served as a stop for runaway slaves who were traveling along the Underground Railroad.

"The Dungeon" plaque reads:

“A stop on the underground railroad bringing slaves to freedom 1862-1864 commemorated 1976 Vevay, Indiana” .

Switzerland County Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1864 during the thunder of the Civil War.

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Photo Credit: Cinda A. May