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Parke County’s 31 Covered Bridges

Parke County is home to 31 Covered Bridges all found in a rustic, charming setting. Each covered bridge comes with its own unique past.

Beeson Covered Bridge (#38)

Built: 1906, moved 1979
Builder: Frankfort Construction Co., moved by Buchta Trucking 
Creek: Big Raccoon, moved to Williams Creek 
Location: Originally located 1 mile northwest of Marshall on County Road 216. Moved to Billie Creek Village on US 36. 
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Big Rocky Fork Covered Bridge (#6)

Built: 1900
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Big Rocky Fork (was Rocky Fork) 
Location: Located 1 mile southeast of Mansfield on Greencastle Road, near Fallen Rock Park.
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Billie Creek Covered Bridge (#39)

Built: 1895
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Williams Creek 
Location: Located east of Rockville in Billie Creek Village. 
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Bowsher Ford Covered Bridge (#32)

Built: 1915
Builder: Eugene Britton; Elmer Garrard, Contractor 
Creek: (Wabash) Mill Creek 
Location: Located 2 miles northwest of Tangier 
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Bridgeton Covered Bridge (#8)

Built: 2006
Builder: Dan Collom & local community 
Creek: Big Raccoon Creek 
Location: Bridgeton Indiana 
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Catlin Covered Bridge (#13)

Built: 1907, moved 1961
Builder: Clark McDaniel, moved by Garrard Brothers Trucking 
Creek: Sunderland Creek, moved to Bill Diddle 
Location: Located on north side of Catlin on Rockville Rosedale Road. Moved to Rockville Golf Course, 2 miles north of Rockville, near US Highway 41 and County Fairgrounds. Also on “Blue Route” 
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Conleys Ford Covered Bridge (#7)

Built: 1906-7
Builder: J. Lawrence Van Fossen 
Creek: Big Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located between Mansfield and Bridgeton, 2 miles southwest of Mansfield. 
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Cox Ford Covered Bridge (#36)

Built: 1913
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Sugar Creek 
Location: Located east of US 41, north of Indiana 47, and west of Turkey Run State Park. 
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Crooks Covered Bridge (#12)

Built: 1856 or 1860 rebuilt and moved 1867 or 1872
Builder: Henry Wolf rebuilt by Gen. Arthur Patterson or Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Little Raccoon (now Molasses) moved to Little Raccoon 
Location: Located 5 miles southeast of Rockville. Also on “Red Route” 
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Harry Evans Covered Bridge (#19)

Built: 1908
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Rock Run (was called Iron Run) 
Location: Located 1/2 mile northwest of Coxville. 
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Jackson Covered Bridge (#28)

Built: 1861
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels contracted by William D. Daniels 
Creek: Sugar Creek 
Location: Located 2 1/2 miles northwest of Annapolis, near Bridge, and in the forgotten town of Rockport. Also on “Blue Route” 
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Leatherwood Station Covered Bridge (#25)

Built: 1899, moved 1981
Builder: Joseph A. Britton, moved & rebuilt by Elmer Buchta 
Creek: Leatherwood Creek, moved to Williams Creek 
Location: Located 4 miles northwest of Rockville, 2 1/2 miles southwest of Bloomingdale. Moved to Billie Creek Village August 12, 1981.  
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Mansfield Covered Bridge (#5)

Built: 1867
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Big Raccoon
Location: Located in Mansfield near Mansfield Mill and mill dam. 
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Marshall Covered Bridge (#29)

Built: 1917
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek:
 Rush Creek 
Location: Located 2 1/2 miles southwest of Tangier. 
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McAllister Covered Bridge (#11)

Built: 1914
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Little Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located 5 1/2 miles southeast of Rockville, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Catlin. Also on “Red Route” 
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Mecca Covered Bridge (#21)

Built: 1873
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Big Raccoon 
Location: Located at Mecca. Also on “Brown Route” 
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Melcher Covered Bridge (#24)

Built: 1896
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Leatherwood Creek 
Location: Located 1 1/2 miles east of Montezuma near Klondyke. Read More →

Mill Creek Covered Bridge (#31)

Built: 1907
Builder: William Hendricks; D. M. Brown, Contractor 
Creek: (Wabash) Mill Creek 
Location: Located 2 1/2 miles southwest of Tangier. 
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Narrows Covered Bridge (#37)

Built: 1882
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Sugar Creek 
Location: Located on east side of Turkey Run State Park, next to Lusk Mill site. 
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Neet Covered Bridge (#10)

Built: 1904
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels 
Creek: Little Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located 6 miles southeast of Rockville on Bridgeton Road. Also on “Red Route” 
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Nevins Covered Bridge (#14)

Built: 1920
Builder: Joseph A. Britton & Son 
Creek: Little Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located 1 mile southeast of Catlin and in Raccoon Township. 
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Phillips Covered Bridge (#22)

Built: 1909
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Big Pond Creek (also called Rocky Run) 
Location: Located 5 miles west of Rockville, south of US 36, and 1 1/2 mile southwest of Coloma. 
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Portland Mills Covered Bridge (#4)

Built: 1856, moved 1960-61 
Builder: Henry Wolf, moved by Elmer Buchta 
Creek: Big Raccoon Creek, moved to Little Racoon Creek 
Location: Located at Portland Mills, now covered by Lake Mansfield. 
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Roseville Covered Bridge (#18)

Built: 1910
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels, or J. Brooks Jefferson P. Van Fossen contractor
Creek: Big Raccoon Creek
Location: Located in Roseville, north of Rosedale.
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Rush Creek Covered Bridge (#30)

Built: 1904
Builder: William Hendricks 
Creek: Rush Creek 
Location: Located 1 1/2 miles south of Tangier. 
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Sim Smith Covered Bridge (#23)

Built: 1883
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Leatherwood Creek 
Location: Located 2 miles southeast of Montezuma, or 6 miles west of Rockville.
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State Sanatorium Covered Bridge (#1)

Built: 1913
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Little Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located on State Sanatorium Grounds (now Lee Allen Bryant Nursing Home) on private property. Closed. 
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Thorpe Ford Covered Bridge (#16)

Built: 1912
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Big Raccoon Creek 
Location: Located 1 mile northwest of Rosedale on Rosedale Rockville Road. 
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West Union Covered Bridge (#26)

Built: 1876
Builder: Joseph J. Daniels
Creek: Sugar Creek
Location: Located north of West Union.
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Wilkins Mill Covered Bridge (#35)

Built: 1906
Builder: William Hendricks 
Creek: Sugar Mill Creek (now dry bed) 
Location: Located east of US 41, north of Indiana Highway 47, and 1/2 mile northwest of Turkey Run State Park. 

Zacke Cox Covered Bridge (#20)

Built: 1908
Builder: Joseph A. Britton 
Creek: Rock Run (was called Iron Run) 
Location: Located at Bradfield Station, 3 miles north of Coxville.