Today's video is Part 2 in our 12-part video series, "Everyone Has a Story", where we share stories of those buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany, IN.
In today's video we give you a tour of the Culbertson Family Plot in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany IN. We also share some history of the plot itself and of the family members buried there.
William S. Culbertson died the richest man in Indiana on June 25, 1892. He built an over 20,000 sq. foot Second French Empire Mansion in 1867-1869. It is now The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site in New Albany, IN and is owned by the Indiana State Museum.
He was the President of the First National Bank in New Albany, was the President of the New Albany Gas, Light, and Coke Company, was the Vice President of the bridge company that built the K & I Railroad Bridge in New Albany that crosses the Ohio River at Portland in Louisville, KY. He was also the main financier of the K & I Bridge which originally opened in June 1886. He was one of the prominent New Albany men who helped create the first water works in New Albany in 1875.
He built the Cornelia Memorial Orphans Home and the Culbertson Widows Home, as well. And he did many other things!
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* Vintage image of Culbertson Mansion: Courtesy of the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
* Images of the Culbertson Mansion interior: Courtesy of Darlene Piell