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Greenfield in Hancock County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Whitcomb Riley

“The Hoosier Poet”

 

—October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916 —

 
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By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
1. James Whitcomb Riley Marker
Inscription.

Birthplace
James Whitcomb Riley
"The Hoosier Poet"
October 7, 1849–July 22, 1916

Editor, author, poet, lecturer and entertainer. One of the best known Hoosiers of all time, Riley first wrote under the name "Benj. F. Johnson of Boone" and was famous for his use of the Hoosier dialect.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 30.1967.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.109′ N, 85° 46.35′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Pennsylvania Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 West Main Street, 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. A different marker also named James Whitcomb Riley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hancock County, Indiana (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whetzel Trace (approx. 12.7 miles away); Massacre of Indians (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
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Birthplace of James Whitcomb Riley image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
2. Birthplace of James Whitcomb Riley
Marker is in front of the house. Next door is the Riley Museum.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Biography. from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. (Submitted on April 19, 2006.) 

2. James Whitcomb Riley. Brief biography and discussion of some of his work, with links to some of his writing. (Submitted on April 19, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
The Riley Museum, Next Door image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
3. The Riley Museum, Next Door
 
 
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