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

Chief Francis La Fontaine

(Topeah) 1810-1847

 
 
Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
1. Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker
Inscription. In 1840 the Miami Indians agreed to move from the upper Wabash area to eastern Kansas. Francis La Fontaine was his tribe’s last principal chief. After leading his people west in 1846, he died at Lafayette, Indiana, en route to his home. The body was returned to his beloved Forks of the Wabash and is buried in Mount Calvary cemetery.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 40° 54.34′ N, 85° 31.005′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Road W 500N and State Route 5. Click for map. Marker is located along the main driveway in Mount Calvary Cemetery; the above directions are to the main driveway entrance to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John R. Kissinger (approx. 1.5 miles away); General James R. Slack (approx. 1.8 miles away); Huntington High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rock House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burk's Lock
Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
2. Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker
View to south
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Huntington Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The “Lime City” (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
 
More about this marker. The marker was previously located on State Route 5 next to the cemetery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis La Fontaine - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 22, 2014.)
2. Chief Francis Topeah Lafontaine Burial Record. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on August 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
3. Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker
View to north
Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
4. Chief Francis La Fontaine Marker
Burial site is 50 feet north of the marker
Burial Site of Chief Francis La Fontaine image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
5. Burial Site of Chief Francis La Fontaine
Burial Headstone of Chief Francis La Fontaine image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
6. Burial Headstone of Chief Francis La Fontaine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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