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Greenfield in Hancock County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster
Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
1. Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster Marker
Inscription. The use of the rooster as a Democratic party symbol originated in Greenfield in the 1840 campaign. The rooster was later adopted by the state and national Democratic parties.
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 30.1966.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 47.158′ N, 85° 45.381′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Apple Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the edge of Riley Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Greenfield IN 46140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock County, Indiana (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whetzel Trace (approx. 12.8 miles away); Massacre of Indians (approx. 15.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenfield.
Marker on Route 40 Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats
2. Marker on Route 40

Also see . . .  The Rooster: Its Origin as the Emblem of the Democratic Party. By John Fowler Mitchell, Jr., Associate Editor of the Journal of American History. Published in 1913. (Submitted on April 19, 2006.) 
Additional comments.
1. Crow, indeed!
And that's why we US Democrats in Argentina selected the Rooster as our emblem!
Thank you for the wonderful post,
    — Submitted February 2, 2007, by Yanqui Mike of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Credits. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,121 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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