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Near Holton in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

O'Brien Corner

 
 
O'Brien Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. O'Brien Corner Marker
Inscription. The southwest corner of what is now US 50 and Michigan Road was once occupied by a log tavern later converted to a home with clap board siding. The home was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. William O’Brien purchased this section of land in 1864. Many of the O’Brien Family rest in the cemetery just west of here.
 
Erected by Ripley County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 4.499′ N, 85° 20.923′ W. Marker is near Holton, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Road and U.S. 50, on the right when traveling north on Michigan Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holton IN 47023, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Road (a few steps from this marker); Ohio and Mississippi Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Fugitive Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Abolitionists (approx. 5.1 miles away); Johnson Watts (approx. 5.1 miles away); John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Andrews, Master Craftsman (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The
O'Brien Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. O'Brien Corner Marker
At the southeast corner of Michigan Road and US 50
marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Michigan Road and US 50. O'Brien Corner is at the southwest corner of the intersection across Michigan Road from the marker.
 
Additional comments.
1. O'Brien Cemetery
The O'Brien Cemetery is located on the south side of US 50 approximately 800 feet west of the marker and Michigan Road.
    — Submitted May 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
O'Brien Corner image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. O'Brien Corner
O'Brien Corner is located on the right side of Michigan Road across from the marker
O'Brien Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. O'Brien Cemetery
View to the east towards the marker
which is 800 feet from the cemetery
Burial Headstone for William O'Brien image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. Burial Headstone for William O'Brien
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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