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

Site of First County Court and First Mill

 
 
Site of First County Court and First Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Whitley County Historical Museum
1. Site of First County Court and First Mill Marker
Inscription. This site, comprising 240 acres, was obtained from the government in 1836 by Richard Baughan. Here in 1841 he constructed the first flour and saw mill. Flour was of inferior quality and production was soon terminated. The saw mill was operated for several years. In 1838 he was first sheriff of the county. In his home was held the first court in 1839. Charles W. Ewing, President Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, presided. Associate judges were Benjamin F. Martin and Jacob Van Houten. Three minor civil cases were disposed of.
 
Erected 1965 by Whitley County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 10.863′ N, 85° 27.354′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cider Mill Road and Widman Road, on the left when traveling east on East Cider Mill Road. Click for map. 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. Whitley County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Seek's Village (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Lloyd C. Douglas (approx. 2 miles away); Wm. Wells 1770 - 1812
Site of First County Court and First Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
2. Site of First County Court and First Mill Marker
View to east along E. Cider Mill Road
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Home of Thomas R. Marshall (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitley County Jail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whitley County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Also see . . .  Whitley County Historical Museum. (Submitted on August 2, 2013.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on .   2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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