In the decades following the American Revolution, white Americans pushed westward past their coastal towns and into the frontier region — and one of the areas they settled was Shelby County, Indiana.
Today the county, and its seat, Shelbyville, is a place that has it all: great neighborhoods, wonderful city amenities, technological campuses such as Intelliplex, and even a racetrack and casino. But it also boasts a rich history, and these images capture and celebrate that history in a way that words simply can’t.
This is an undated twentieth-century scene from the Morristown Derby Days. Scouts would race to the bottom of the hill on U.S. 52 in hopes of being celebrated as the champion of the race. Image sourced from A Brief History of Shelby County, Indiana.
Indiana Live Casino! opened in 2008 and has been voted one of the best casinos in the Midwest. Open twenty-four hours a day, this place is always packed. Image sourced from A Brief History of Shelby County, Indiana.