David C. Barksdale reappointed as Floyd County Historian
The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) and the Indiana Historical Bureau are pleased to announce David C. Barksdale of New Albany has been reappointed as the official Floyd County historian.
In this role, Barksdale serves as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations. He also answers questions from the public about Floyd County's rich traditions and legacy—a position to which the New Albany native is well suited.
Barksdale serves as president of the Floyd County Historical Society. His long history of civic involvement includes serving on the board of directors of Develop New Albany and the YMCA Advisory Board. Barksdale is also a member of the New Albany City Council.
Barksdale has written several hundred house and building histories. He co-authored and helped to compile several books. Most recently, Barksdale teamed up with Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks, Southern Regional Office, to write Historic Homes of New Albany, Indiana, published by The History Press.
Barksdale is one of dozens of men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program. Established in 1981, its goal is to improve the historical communication network locally— and across the state.