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Fairbanks in Sullivan County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A Civil War Murder

 

—John Drake - Shot —

 
A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
1. A Civil War Murder Marker
Inscription. Numerous violent conflicts erupted in Sullivan County during the Civil War over differing war sentiments. On July 14, 1864, anti-war Democrat John Drake was fatally shot at a community picnic near here. The Union soldier who shot Drake was apparently never prosecuted.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Sullivan County Historical Society. (Marker Number 77.1992.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.265′ N, 87° 31.27′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Indiana, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 63 and North Street, on the right when traveling north on State Road 63. Click for map. (North Street does not exist on the East side of State Road 63. North Street ends on the West side of the road.). Marker is in this post office area: Fairbanks IN 47849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairbanks' Massacre (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grave of Jane Todd Crawford (approx. 6 miles away); Sullivan Carnegie Library (approx.
Other Side - - A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
2. Other Side - - A Civil War Murder Marker
10.6 miles away); Global War on Terrorism (approx. 10.6 miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Korean War & Vietnam War - - Veterans (approx. 10.6 miles away); James Jones 1921 - 77 (approx. 15 miles away in Illinois); Old Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 15.2 miles away in Illinois).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking West - - A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
3. Looking West - - A Civil War Murder Marker
Looking North - - A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
4. Looking North - - A Civil War Murder Marker
Close - Looking North/East - - A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
5. Close - Looking North/East - - A Civil War Murder Marker
Wide - Looking North East - - A Civil War Murder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 16, 2009
6. Wide - Looking North East - - A Civil War Murder Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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