CLOVERDALE RV PARK      -      Cloverdale, Indiana                 

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Nestled in the quiet of beautiful Cloverdale, Indiana, this 28 acre park will send you into instant vacation offering everything from Full Hook Ups to Primitive Tent camping.

You'll receive "to your site service" during Office Hours and we offer a Night Registration for the late travelers.

Cloverdale History

The early history of Cloverdale is clouded by rival names for credit, although the year 1839 is generally accepted for the founding. Land for the town was entered at the U.S. Land Office as early as 1823. Apparently a trail came south from the National Road and there was a store in 1836 and a post office called Clover Dale (the spelling until 1855). Moses Nelson kept the store and a tavern, and is generally acknowledged as founder, but credit is also given to Andrew T. McCoy, who laid out lots on the west side of town in the 1830's.

Essentially Cloverdale began as a small county village with a general merchandise store servicing the growing number of pioneer settlers. In 1854 came the Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railroad (later the Monon) which brought new economic vitality. Within a decade the population rose from 148 to 318. Small industry flourished for the rest of the century ... a carding mill, a circular burr mill for grinding corn, a saw mill, feed storage facilities, and, by the 1890's, a hoop mill for salt barrels. With improved roads and a railroad line, stores developed in town along with churches, schools, and professional services. A hotel became necessary, as well as a newspaper, and after 1892 a bank was established serving the southern part of the county. Organizations such as the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Knights of Pythias, and after World War I, the American Legion all built meeting halls. Prominent since early in the century has been the Fortnightly Club for women.

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