Honoring Batesville Women

Batesville Main Street Announces 2 Ways to Honor Batesville Women Who Inspire.

Batesville Main Street, in partnership with the City of Batesville, will break ground this Spring on Inspiration Park, an outdoor gathering space that will honor dynamic women who have made a difference in the Batesville Community. 

The 5 inaugural honorees are Margaret Hillenbrand and Mary Mitchell (Founders of Margaret Mary Hospital); Jane Yorn (Founder of Safe Passage); Jolene Rockwood (Founder of Batesville Area Arts Council) and Roberta Cook (Founder of Amack’s Well).

The foresight and work of these exceptional women have helped shaped our community. We realize, however, that our story is not complete. In that spirit, we are asking the public’s help to identify other illustrious women throughout Batesville’s history whose contributions are also deserving of recognition.

“Our greatest hope is that by honoring these women, their vision, tenacity and ultimate achievements will serve as an inspiration to our next generation of women visionaries” explains Batesville Main Street Executive Director Tina Longstreth.



Those selected will receive a complimentary special large granite paver in recognition of their visionary contributions

In order to be considered, nominees:

  • Must be current or past residents of Batesville, Indiana. 
  • Must have shown vision and follow through for a philanthropic initiative benefitting the community, with no initial compensation.
  • Must have contributed significant time or financial resources to realize the project.

This nominee’s initiative must stand the test of time and still be an active endeavor in the community. Please download the nomination form and additional details. Nominations must be received by May 15, 2021 and can be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to Batesville Main Street PO Box 260, Batesville, IN 47006

Nomination Form


Honor a woman who has made an indelible impact on our community through her spirit of volunteerism, by purchasing an engraved paver. This is the perfect way to honor an unsung hero of the community who has donated countless hours of time and talent for the betterment of Batesville. A limited quantity of engraved pavers will be offered for sale at a cost of $150 per paver brick (4x8 size). Orders for pavers must be received by May 15th. Proceeds will go to ongoing maintenance of Inspiration Park. 

Purchase Form