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1    Lincoln Suite
2    Hoosier Suite
3    William Henry Harrison
         Presidential Suite

4    Gen. John Hunt Morgan

5    Walter Gresham Room
6    Squire Boone Room
7    Governor's Suite
8    Sallie Kintner
         Honeymoon Suite

9    Dennis Pennington Room
10  Schoolmaster's Room
11  Joe Zimmerman Room
14  Innkeeper's Room
15  Spier Spencer Room
16  Drummer's Room

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Dining Room


Governor's Suite
Room #7 -- $109-$129


BED - Hand-carved Walnut & Mahogany,
circa 1850
LIFT-TOP CHEST COMMODE - 1st indoor bathroom
DRESSER - Walnut, Marble top
ARMOIRE - Walnut on carved feet

      Corydon was Indiana's first state capital from 1816 until 1825, when it was moved to Indianapolis. During that period two men served as governor and maintained residences in Corydon.

      Jonathan Jennings was the first governor of Indiana, serving from November 7, 1816 until September 12, 1822. He was the son of a Presbyterian minister, born in New Jersey in 1784 and educated in the common schools of Pennsylvania. After studying law, he moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1806. He became a trustee of Vincennes University and served as a clerk of the Territorial Legislation in Vincennes in 1807 and 1808. He was bitterly opposed to slavery, which was then attracting attention in the territory. Upon returning to Jeffersonville, Jennings married Ann Gilmore Hay and settled on a farJonathon Jenningsm near Charlestown.
      Jennings successfully ran for territorial delegate toCongress in1809. He was a persistent critic of Governor William Henry Harrison and was influential in the establishment of the capital in Corydon. On August 5, 1816, Jennings won the election for governor, at the age of 32. He defeated Territorial Governor Thomas Posey by a large margin, due in part to Jennings' opposition to slavery. The new governor's office was a trying one, with a salary of $1,000 per year, but Jennings proved to be able at putting the machinery of the new state in motion.
      Jonathan Jennings was re-elected in 1819. He resigned from the office of governor in 1822 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented his district in Congress for eight years. It has been said that Jennings was a typical Hoosier politician, once who practiced politics as a true science of government by the people.
      Governor Jennings died at his home in Charlestown, Indiana on July 26, 1834 and was buried in Charlestown Cemetery. His stately home in Corydon was located on the south side of Walnut Street, east of Mulberry Street. The elegant residence was demolished years ago.

      William Hendricks was born in Pennsylvania, educated in a common school, studied law, and admitted to the bar in Cincinnati. In 1812 he moved to Madison, Indiana Territory, where he practiced law, and established the "Eagle", the second neWilliam Hendrickswspaper to be published in Indiana. He was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives and served as Secretary of the Indiana Constitutional Convention in 1816. He was elected the first State Representative to Congress andwas re-elected to that office twice.
      In 1822, Hendricks ran for governor unopposed. At the end of his term of office, the capital was moved fromCorydon to Indianapolis. He resigned in 1825 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He served as Senator tor twelve years until his defeat for re-election in 1836. After twenty-one years in public office, Hendricks returned to Madison where he practiced law and managed his large estate.
      Governor Hendricks was a man known to always have a smile on his face and a warm handshake for all he met. He was a practical and sensible man and never attempted to speak upon subjects which he did not understand. Hendricks died in 1850 at the age of 68.