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

The Island

 
 
The Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, February 23, 2006
1. The Island Marker
Looking north from west side of SR 9.
Inscription. This area of high ground, over 300 acres south of the Eel River, is called "The Island". It was once a principal stronghold of the Miami Indians under Chief Little Turtle. It was a boundary line for lands between the Pottawattomis and Miamis, an indian torture ground and site of an Indian village where the Miami Indians held their summer festivals.
 
Erected by Whitley County.
 
Location. 41° 7.436′ N, 85° 28.881′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on Indiana Route 9 3.4 miles north of Indiana Route 14, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Location is south of Columbia City. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eel River Battlefield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitley County Jail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Whitley County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitley County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Thomas Riley Marshall (approx.
The Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, February 23, 2006
2. The Island Marker
View looking north from west side of SR 9.
2.3 miles away); Ralph F. Gates (approx. 2.3 miles away); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Chief Little Turtle. (Submitted on April 23, 2010.)
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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