Introduction to Seymour, Indiana
Seymour was first settled in in 1816 by James Shields and his family. The Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroads first entered the city in the 1840s and ran through Shields farm. The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad arrived in the area during the 1850s. The city was named after John Seymour, the surveyor of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. Seymour is the site of the first train robbery in the world, which was committed on October 6, 1866.
Seymour and nearby Attractions
- Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
- Katie's Playground
- Freeman Air Museum
- Southern Indiana Center for the Arts
- Stevens Museum
- Jefferson County Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Seymour
The city of Seymour includes several park areas and playgrounds. You can visit Shields Park, Gaiser Park, Freeman Field, One Chamber Square, West Side Park, Kessler Park and Kasting Park. The Muscatatuk National Wildlife Preserve and the Freeman Air Museum are also worth visiting. The Starve Hollow State Recreation Area is also close to the city. In addition, Seymour organizes several recreational events and programs throughout the year, including Oktoberfest and the Victory over Japan Day Parade.
The nearest major airport is Columbus Municipal.
Seymour Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by many local colleges and universities including Indiana University- Southeast, Jefferson Community College and Sullivan University.