The Hoosier Historian Issue 1: Scotland - Page 13

’ According to Scotland historian Ruth Stone s , book Scotland “ ,” Facts and Fiction the area where Scotland now stands has been the center for elections and trade since before Indiana became a state in 1816 , Scotland and has had a post office since 1825. Indiana received its name from the Scottish immigrant families who came to settle , there , and along with other local residents established the town in 1835. ’ Jim Forte s United States and Worldwide Postal History states that the 1837. Scotland town post office was established in ’ . One founding family were the Haig s James and Mary Ann Haig worked as servants at the , Carterhaugh Estate , Selkirk Scotland before immigrating to the area that would become , Scotland Indiana in 1832. According to the , Scotland Historical Society ’ the Haig s had a hand 1837. ’ in establishing Bloomfield State Bank in , son . , 1870 ’ , William H Haig postmaster in 1875. served as Scotland s before his death of smallpox in William s son , William Mack Haig served as President of the Bloomfield State Bank from 1925. Their 1895- ’ Later Haig s would also come to hold this . position ’ The Haig s and other Scottish families would continue on to establish lives and . , businesses within the community unto today , Scotland cemetery / The filled with Scottish Anglo ’ Saxon surnames and veteran s brass plaques ’ , serves as a testament to Scotland s foundations , history ’ and a tiny town s tenacity to hold firm to its . roots Photographs inside Scotland Hotel Museum, Scotland, Indiana 13