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

Town of Oldenburg

Town of Oldenburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. Town of Oldenburg Marker
Inscription. First settled 1817 by William George of Pennsylvania. Town platted 1837 by J. Henry Ronnebaum and Henry Plaspohl. Named for the Dukedom of Oldenburg in Germany from whence they came. First church and school built in 1837. First Post Office erected 1845. Town incorporated 1869 with Ben Flodder as President of the Town Board. Cornerstone of Town Hall laid on Washington's Birthday 1878.
Erected 1965 by Franklin County Historical Society.
Location. 39° 20.393′ N, 85° 12.243′ W. Marker is in Oldenburg, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Pearl Street south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oldenburg IN 47036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Church (a few steps from this marker); Father Franz Joseph Rudolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackman General Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Immaculate Conception Convent (about 600 feet away); Corpus Christi Procession Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Academy of the Immaculate Conception
Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Town Hall
View to west across Pearl Street
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ben Franklin III (approx. 8.2 miles away); Metamora Grist Mill (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oldenburg.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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