Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scots in Switzerland County, Indiana

19th century, Emigration, Immigration, Indiana, Local History, Scotland, Diaspora, Caledonia
Switzerland County, Indiana

While looking for something else, I tripped across a Scottish immigrant community in Indiana located on the Ohio River in Switzerland and Jefferson Counties. Most of the families appear to have come from the Central Belt; Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Paisley were mentioned a handful of times in a county history (search for Scotland).  Scottish Immigrants in the Caledonia Settlement by Robert W. Scott at the INGenWeb Project lists biographical details for upwards of 50 immigrants from Scotland to Indiana. In 1945, Effa Danner, published a brief history of the Caledonia Presbyterian Church and Cemetery.

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