Martin County Historical Society - Martin
| Welcome to
Scenic and Historical Martin County. Martin County has the
honor of having the most county seats, our courthouse has
been moved 10 times and is now located on main street in
Shoals Indiana. The eastern part of Martin County is well
known for it's beautiful rolling hills and valleys. The
western part is flat and resembled the prairie lands of the
Many fisherman and hunters come to the county each year to
catch large catfish, hunt deer, turkeys and explore our
caves and streams.
Our Historical Society and Museum is located on Capital Ave in Shoals. We
are also the caretakers of many old records and assessments.
Many other old books and records starting in 1820 are
shelved in our beautiful old courthouse building that was
erected in 1876. This beautiful building was granted the
honor of being accepted by the National Register of
Historical places in the United States.
Shoals is home to the famous Jug Rock, A self standing sandstone rock
that stands 60 feet high. Please plan to visit us in the
We are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM
until 4:00 PM.
We are closed in the winter months.
Our phone number is: 812-247-1133
and our email address is-
Our volunteers are always glad to give
you a tour of the building and answer your questions. We are
also available for research and genealogy.
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