Province Park – Franklin IN

Description

City park, formerly called Pioneer Park. The park includes the first cemetery plot in Franklin Township, with burials from the 1840s.

Presumed attribution of the Creekside Shelter is confirmed by newspaper accounts at the time of construction.

Source notes

Name change - 2-27-23 email from R. Stultz, Franklin Parks to D. Logan

Cemetery - Nostalgia News, #31 (Spring 1991), Johnson County Historical Museum, pg. 21

WPA project record card, OPN 165-52-3118, in the collection of the Lawrence County Historical Museum, Bedford, Indiana. Project concerns construction and repair of drives, landscaping, and appurtenant work as continuation of OPN 65-52-3039. Text includes the statement: "In addition to projects specifically approved."

"WPA Workmen Build New Shelter House, 3-Mile Driveway on Pioneer Park Project,"

Franklin Evening Star (51)227, April 2, 1936, pg 1, Newspapers.com image provided by Johnson County Public Library 3/2/2023

Project originally submitted by Doug Logan on March 5, 2023.

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Location Info


Franklin, IN 46131

Coordinates: 39.480606, -86.054986

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