Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Child of the American Revolution
Samuel Milroy was born 1780 in Pennsylvania and is a "Child of the American Revolution". His father served as a Patriot in the war for Independence. In 1826, at the age of 46, Samuel moved to Carroll County and built a cabin, which was located on this site. In 1827, he presented the petition to the Legislature to form the County. He also laid out the streets and public square of Delphi in 1828. Milroy was a friend of President Jackson, a Brigadier-General serving on the Board of Visitors of West Point and was an Indian Agent in his later years.
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One among the early and most prominent of the pioneers of the territory, out of which Carroll County was organized, was General Samuel Milroy.
History of Carroll Co. by Dr. Steward
"He was one of the warmest friends of the interests of Delphi she ever had - He struggled against her enemies, and had it not been for his never ceasing exertions, on one or two occasions, the County seat would have no doubt been removed."
"This sums of the life of General Milroy, who, in his day, was not only one of the most prominent citizens
Weekly Times-Delphi, In. Sat. April 21, 1849
"His house was the home of hospitallity, where friends and strangers found a ready welcome --."
T.B. Helm, History of Carroll County 1882
The original monument of Samuel Milroy that is at this location was sculpted by Harry S. Milroy 1867-1935 (Grandson of Gen. Samuel Milroy) in 1916 for the Hoosier State Centennial.
Erected 2005 by Indiana Children of the American Revolution, K. Cassandra "Cassie" Carter, State President, 2004-2005.
Location. 40° 35.661′ N, 86° 39.468′ W. Marker is in Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on Old Camden Road. Old Camden Road is off Old Main Street (Old SR 25), which is northeast of Delphi(edge of town) on the north side of SR 25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (approx. one mile away); Delphi (approx. one mile away); Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal New Purchase Boundary (approx. 2 miles away); Trail of Death (approx. 2½ miles away); The Carrollton Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
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