Governor’s House

Governor Joseph A Wright was the 10th Governor of Indiana, serving from December 5, 1849 to January 12, 1857. Governor Wright was born April 17, 1810 in Washington, Pennsylvania, then moved to Bloomington, Indiana with his family in 1820.  He studied law and was admitted into the bar in 1829 deciding to move to Rockville, IN and open a law practice where he met Louisa Cook, the daughter of a wealthy local farmer.  

They married and had one son, but Louisa was unable to have any more children due to poor health caused by many bouts of malaria.  This led them to adopt a daughter in 1832.  The Governor’s house that was relocated to Billie Creek Village is a modest one bedroom home and is currently furnished with furniture and items from the 1800’s.