Hines Crossing

On Highway 66, three miles north of Rome, is a sign marking the Hines Crossing on June 17, 1863. Apparently he was hoping to reach a Paoli meeting with Southern sympathizers on the way.

In Perry County the 62 members of the raiding party "exchanged" their worn out horses for fresh horses with the farmers. They also appropriated cattle, hogs, and chickens for food. They camped overnight east of Dexter and left Perry County on the morning of June 18th.

Captain Thomas Hines and members of the party barely escaped to Kentucky a few days later. He rejoined General John Hunt Morgan in his famous raid through Corydon on July 7th. After the war, Hines was a judge in Kentucky.