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Gosport Town


Gosport Town Hall is located at 13 South 3rd Street, Gosport, IN 47433; phone: 812-879-4334.

Dr. H. G. Osgood House, ca. 1850, 11 East North Street, Gosport, IN, National Register

Photo: Dr. H. G. Osgood House, ca. 1850, 11 East North Street, Gosport, IN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2010, [cc0-by-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2014.

Gosport as described in 1941 [1]

Gosport is a quiet village directly on the Ten O'Clock Line, established by the terms of a treaty between William Henry Harrison and the Indians at Fort Wayne in 1809. Platted in 1829, Gosport was once a prominent shipping point for the flatboat trade that flourished on the White River. A large pork-slaughtering house also carried on a great volume of business here. The village subsequently declined and is now largely residential.

The White River, which marks the Owen-Monroe County Line at the southeast edge of Gosport, is crossed by a bridge, half of steel girders and half of the wooden covered type. Each half was built according to the preferences of the county in which it stands.

  1. Indiana Writers' Project, Federal Works Agency, Works Progress Administration, Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State, American Guide Series, 1941, Department of Public Relations, Indiana State Teachers College.
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