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Mill Creek Community Historical Society

A virtual society that is helping to capture the history of the Mill Creek Community using 21st century technologies.

Scroll down to find instructions on using Google Earth
and the Mill Creek Community files.

ANSWERS TO: How well do you know the history of the Mill Creek Community?
  • Can you name the famous person who was born and raised in Pecksburg? Arthur L. Trestor, founder of the IHSAA and the person the Trestor Mental Attitude award is named after.
  • Have you ever driven through Georgetown, a town that was platted, with 80 lots and a town square in 1837? Georgetown was located 1 mile west of Stilesville on U.S. 40.
  • Where was a jail once located in Coatesville? The Coatesville jail was located just south of the railroad tracks near the elevator.
  • Have you seen an aerial view of the path of the 1948 tornado? It was 1/2 mile wide and swept away most of Coatesville, Hadley and part of Danville.
  • What was the name of a once famous resort in this area? Magnet Springs, just north of Cartersburg along the Cartersburg/Danville road, once was the site of a large and highly popular resort.
  • Where did the U.S. Army's have a mule farm during the Civil War? About 1/2 mile south of U.S. 40 and about 1/4 mile west of CR 0 was the site of the U.S. Army's mule farm.
  • Who was the first postmaster of Jacktown? A postoffice operated in Jacktown (U.S. 40 & CR 0) from 1888 until 1896. The first postmaster was Alfred Clawson.
  • Who built and owned Clayton Mills? Vanarsdell & Shaw built a world-class grain mill in Clayton in 1903.
  • What caused the citizen of Amo to evacuate the town? A local east bound freight split a switch at the East edge of Amo and three or four cars of oil were wrecked and on fire. 
  • What is the name of the famous doctor who moved to Clayton in 1901? Dr. D. Monroe Reynolds, the youngest doctor to ever be named the head of St. Vincents Hospital.
  • What is the surname of the family that owned one of the largest carriage shops in Hendricks County? The Edmondson Brothers (Columbus & Charles A.) owned an 8,000 sq. ft. carriage shop in Clayton.

Want to learn more about the history of the Mill Creek Community? It's easy and free (two words you seldom hear anymore). Just follow these instructions.

  • Download the latest Mill Creek Community revision from this Web page. It is suggested that you SAVE the file to a location and folder that will make it easy for you to find later.
  • Install the Google Earth application viewer on your personal computer (PC). 
(NOTE: You only need to do this step once. Also, installing Google Earth requires that you login as an ADMINISTATOR on the PC. After the install is complete you can return to normal login privlages. Not sure if you have ADMINISTRATOR privlages? Ask you PC support person/group.)
  • Click the Google Earth icon that has been added to your PC. If you get error messages, the install did not complete properly - possibly because you do not have ADMINISTRATOR privliges.
  • In the left side navigation box of Google Earth, click on TEMPORARY PLACES.
  • On the upper left side of the topmost toolbar of Google Earth, click on FILE and OPEN.
  • Use the Windows™ dialogue box to move to the file location where you saved the Mill Creek Community file. (The file name you are looking for is DOC - pay no attention to the files in the folder. They are support files.)
  • With the file highlighted, click the OPEN button.
  • The file name will appear under the TEMPORARY PLACES title in the left side navigation box of Google Earth and the image will begin to zoom in on the Mill Creek Community.
  • Now you are all set to enjoy a graphical tour of the Mill Creek Community. 
Too much stuff showing at once? Use the + and - buttons in the left side navigation panel to expand or collapse content. Clicking on a check mark will turn off the items (or group of items).

When you close the Google Earth application you will be asked if you want to save the items in the TEMPORARY PLACES into the MY PLACES folder. It is your choice, however it is recommended that if you decide to SAVE the latest version that you first delete any previous MILL CREEK COMMUNITY files in the MY PLACES folder in order to avoid duplication and confusion.

Click here for the latest Mill Creek Community file.

NOTE: Once you have verified, using the steps above, that Google Earth is installed and working properly, from then on you can simply click on the Mill Creek Community file you saved and it will automatically open both Google Earth and the Mill Creek Community.

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