“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Fremont in Steuben County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Indiana's Northern Boundary Line

Indiana's Northern Boundary Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 30, 2012
1. Indiana's Northern Boundary Line Marker
Front Side
(Front Side)
Indiana admitted by the U.S. Congress as nineteenth state 1816. Enabling Act moved northern boundary ten miles north of southernmost tip of Lake Michigan providing direct access to the lake. Boundary first surveyed 1817 by William Harris. Boundary disputes with Michigan and Ohio continued until Michigan statehood 1837.

(Back Side)
(Map of Indiana State Boundary Line and Indiana Territory Boundary Line)

Enabling Act of 1816 established Indiana's northern boundary (3 miles north of here) as a line "drawn through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of Lake Michigan."
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 76.2000.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 43.589′ N, 84° 50.756′ W. Marker is near Fremont, Indiana, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Route 120 and Fountain Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 120. Click for map. Marker is at northwest corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Fremont IN 46737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker

Indiana's Northern Boundary Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 30, 2012
2. Indiana's Northern Boundary Line Marker
Back Side
, measured as the crow flies. Where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Meet (approx. 2.9 miles away in Michigan); The Vistula Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fremont Indiana (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Nettle Lake Mound Group (approx. 6.5 miles away in Ohio); Welcome to the Potawatomi Inn (approx. 9.3 miles away); Beginning in Ice: The Lakes of Pokagon (approx. 9.3 miles away); Steuben County Civil War Honor Rolls (approx. 10.1 miles away); Steuben County Court House (approx. 10.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list includes other historical markers about the Indiana Territory northern boundary line.
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Intersection of State Route 120 and Fountain Road Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, November 30, 2012
3. Intersection of State Route 120 and Fountain Road
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 434 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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