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Switzerland County was settled in 1802 by Swiss colonists who came to this Ohio River area to cultivate grapes for winemaking. Writers Edward Eggleston, author of The Hoosier School-Master, and his brother, George, were born here. Vevay, the county seat, was named for the Swiss city from which the early settlers immigrated.
This icon depicts a page of an open book with grape leaves winding up around and through a decorative letter S–a tribute to Switzerland County’s winemaking and literary
Medium type: Stone/Marble
Date created: 2001
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