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Site Of Wesley Park's Home

 
 
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By Kern Butler, October 11, 2012
1. Site Of Wesley Park's Home Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the log home of Wesley Park, co-founder with John Howe of the City of Auburn in 1836. Park's cabin was an important social and government center, serving as a tavern, resting place, and courthouse for early settlers and westbound travelers. In 1841, after a fire destroyed the cabin, Park arranged for the construction of a two story frame dwelling at the same site. In the early 20th century, that home was moved to the northwest corner of Union and Second streets, where it remains today. Park moved to Missouri following his service in the Civil War. He never lived to see the community he helped establish grow and flourish and become known around the world for the carriages and automobiles it would produce.
 
Erected 2012 by Dr. Donald and Nancy Derrow.
 
Location. 41° 22.083′ N, 85° 3.278′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cedar Street and Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north on North Cedar Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 North Cedar Street,, Auburn IN 46706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeKalb County Veterans Memorial (about 800 feet
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By Kern Butler, October 11, 2012
2. Site Of Wesley Park's Home Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Auburn Automobile Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); "It All Started Here" (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828 (approx. 9.1 miles away); Spencerville Covered Bridge (approx. 9.4 miles away); Huntertown, Indiana (approx. 11.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial Cannon (approx. 12.1 miles away); Lakeview Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Additional keywords. Auburn Automobiles
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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