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Pendleton in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three White Men Were Hung Here

 
 
Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jim Meyerholtz, November 5, 2005
1. Marker
Inscription.
Three white
men were hung
here in 1825
for killing Indians.

 
Location. 40° 0.438′ N, 85° 44.429′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from County Road 500 S near East Street. Click for map. Marker is in Falls Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton IN 46064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abolitionists Mobbed (approx. mile away); The Anderson Street Railway (approx. 7.3 miles away); The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here (approx. 7.4 miles away); Massacre of Indians (approx. 7.5 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Three White Men Were Hung Here. The Fall Creek massacre of Indians occured near Markleville, seven miles east. That marker reports that in 1824, nine Indians were murdered by white men there. The men were tried, found guilty and hanged. It was the first execution of white men for killing Indians.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Fall Creek Massacre
Stone Marker in Pendleton Park Photo, Click for full size
By Jim Meyerholtz, November 5, 2005
2. Stone Marker in Pendleton Park
. (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
2. Fall Creek Massacre. (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. hanging, hangings
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. This page has been viewed 16,816 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016.
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