Posey County (pop. 25,910) is in the far southwestern corner of Indiana, across the Ohio River from Kentucky and across the Wabash River from Illinois. It’s the only Posey County.
The county seat of Posey County is the city of Mount Vernon (pop. 6,687).
Port of Indiana-Mt. Vernon, on the Ohio River, is the seventh-largest inland port in the U.S.
Four silos on a farm near Mt. Vernon are labeled Tea, Coffee, Sugar, and Flour.
The town of New Harmony (pop. 789) was originally named Harmonie. It was purchased in 1825 by social reformer Robert Owen, who planned a utopian community called New Harmony.
New Harmony attracted scientists and scholars in its early years; many of the early buildings are still standing.
Posey County was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Thomas Posey, who later served as governor of the Indiana Territory.
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