Deborah Lloyd



The history of the "Governor's Mansion" dates back to 1918.

Judge Ward Watson built this home on the grounds formerly occupied by Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana, during World War I. It is a copy of a house in Virginia that he had admired.

Ward H. Watson (1859-1932) was the judge for many years then became State Senator.  Watson proceeded to build the three-story brick home in hopes of  being the "Governor's Mansion" with anticipation to deliver his speech from the balcony overlooking the front lawn. 


It has been known as the "Old Charlestown Hotel" in the more recent history where it allowed housing for employees at the smokeless gunpowder plant during the war. 

The "Governor's Mansion" produces an amazing downton-abbey charm to make any occasion memorable with a touch of elegance and relaxation.


The property is intended to enhance many photo opportunities indoor and outdoor.

It is my goal to continue to satisfy all who want to make the Governor's Mansion their choice Venue and to make it the most pleasant experience.

There are constant improvements taking place on a daily basis to  better serve your needs.


It has been an honor  making this historic landmark what it is today.   





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