Ready for the relay: County torchbearers to participate in bicentennial event

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch will be lit at 9:40 a.m. Sept. 15 on the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse in Brownstown.

Then from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it will make its way around Jackson County, from Brownstown to Seymour to Vallonia to Medora.

Twenty-six county residents were chosen earlier this summer to get the opportunity to carry the torch as part of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

The relay starts Friday in Corydon and will make its way through the state’s 92 counties through Oct. 15.

This year marks the bicentennials for Indiana, Brownstown and Jackson County.

Pick up a copy of Thursday’s Tribune to read short profiles of Jackson County’s 26 torchbearers and receive more information about the relay route. The information also will be posted online at

Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7080.