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Samuel Woodfill Medal of Honor Trail

The trail is a 25-mile one-hour vehicle tour that takes visitors to sites relevant to Samuel Woodfill's life. 

Poster on streetlampBeginning at the Visitors Center, it first goes to the History Center where there is a display of his memorabilia, then to the Indiana Veterans Cemetery, then up US 421 to Bryantsburg, where he was born, then down to Belleview where he attended school. 

The next stop is Hebron Cemetery, where he was first laid to rest and where his parents and many relatives are buried. 

Then it continues down US 421 past American Post 9, to the County Courthouse where there is memorial in his honor and where he first enlisted in the Army. 

The tour then proceeds to Vaughn Drive past Bicentennial Park, where there is a banner in his honor, ending a few blocks west at the starting point.  There will be a side to trip to Vevay where he spent his final years. 

The Visitors Center will have brochures describing the trail and there will be trail markers at relevant locations.

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Project Details:

  • Sponsoring Entity: Jefferson County Veterans Council

  • County: Jefferson

  • Contact: Robin Henderson, 812-493-9578, [email protected]

  • Type: Non-profit

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    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial
    Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs

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    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum

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  • Indiana State Museum
  • Gerald Hadley
    Indiana National Guard
  • Elizabeth Howard
    Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dr. Dan Murphy
    Hanover College
  • Lauren Patton
    Indiana State Library
  • Johnathan Pickett
    Department of Indiana, American Legion
  • Jo Ann Remender
    Salvation Army
  • Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
  • Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army


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    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Jennifer Hodge
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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