Notable People

General Robert S. Foster, officer in the Civil War
Lincoln Dixon, a member of the U.S. Congress
Sarah T. Bolton, pioneer poet
Shirley Dare, magazine writer
John C. New, U.S. Consul General to Great Britain and publisher of the Indianapolis Journal
Ovid Butler, founder of Butler University
Horatio C Newcomb, Mayor of Indianapolis
Phyliss Jackson, author
William Forsyth and Theodore Steele, artists

Famous people who visited and lived in Vernon include: Alexander Campbell, founder of the Christian Church and Bethany College; Henry Ward Beecher came to Vernon early in the Civil War and made a plea for Lincoln and the Union at the Courthouse; and Lord Flanigan, English nobleman, was at one time a citizen of Vernon.

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