I get to visit a lot of hidden corners when I’m traveling for music and/or comedy. It struck me that these would make good blog material.
Coxville is a tiny town in Western Indiana, not too awfully far from Terre Haute. It’s the 2nd oldest town in Indiana, and was actually established via a treaty with Tecumseh. Originally called Roseville, after Chancey Rose (The Rose in Rose-Hulman institute), the name was changed to Coxville.
In it’s heyday, Roseville/Coxville was a thriving, bustling town, with industry, stores, offices, and much more. But, like many rural towns, the railroad bypassed it, and it died a pretty quick death. All that’s left of Coxville now is a wonderful restaurant (The Rock Run…I HIGHLY recommend a visit), a covered bridge, and the Coxville Cemetery.
Interestingly enough, Coxville was home to two celebrities. Three Finger Mordecai Brown, major league ballplayer.
And famed B movie western bad guy, Tex Terry.
I’ll leave you with a picture of the Covered Bridge, and two photos of the Rock Run Cafe’ and Bakery. If you’re over in Western Indiana, it’s certainly worth a stop!