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Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whitley County

Organized April 1, 1838

 
 
Whitley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
1. Whitley County Marker
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Inscription. This County was named for Colonel William Whitley, who was born in Virginia, August 17, 1749, and moved to Kentucky in 1775. He built Whitley House, the first brick house West of the Alleghenies, near Sanford, Kentucky.

This adventurous pioneer, Indian fighter, and Colonel in the Kentucky Militia was killed in the Battle of the Thames, Canada October 8, 1813.
 
Erected 1967 by Whitley County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 9.412′ N, 85° 29.322′ W. Marker is in Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on West Van Buren Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whitley County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Whitley County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Riley Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph F. Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (within shouting distance
Whitley County Civil War Cannon, near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
2. Whitley County Civil War Cannon, near the Marker
of this marker); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitley County Jail (about 600 feet away); Home of Thomas R. Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia City.
 
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Wide View - - Whitley County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
3. Wide View - - Whitley County Marker
Marker is under the tree near the flag poll and cannon.
Whitley County Court House and Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
4. Whitley County Court House and Gazebo
North View - - Whitley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
5. North View - - Whitley County Court House
South View - Whitley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
6. South View - Whitley County Court House
East View - Whitley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
7. East View - Whitley County Court House
West View - Whitley County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
8. West View - Whitley County Court House
Field Piece image. Click for full size.
By Gerald O. Boyd, October 5, 2008
9. Field Piece
 
 
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