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

Eel River Battlefield

War of 1812

 
 
Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
1. Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  After General William Henry Harrison relieved Fort Wayne, he ordered Colonel James Simrall in September 1812 to prevent further Miami Indian attacks in the area. The Miamis fled as troops destroyed villages, crops, and supplies along Eel River; Miamis then stood to fight a losing battle on this site.
 
Erected 2001 by Installed 2001 Indiana Historical Bureau and Youth of First Presbyterian Church. (Marker Number 92.2001.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Indian Wars Battlefield Trails, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists.
 
Location. 41° 8.318′ N, 85° 27.412′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in
Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
2. Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker
Whitley County. Marker is on Paige Road near Raber Road. It is at the junction of S. Raber, E. Mowrey & Paige Roads at the Eel River bridge, NE corner along Paige Road, 2.8 miles SE of Whitley County Courthouse, Columbia City. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitley County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Island (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whitley County Jail (approx. 2 miles away); Whitley County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Genealogical Society of Whitley County. The Genealogical Society of Whitley County has posted a number of photographs of the dedication of this marker on this page. Scroll down a ways to get to them. Also included is very interesting background on the history sumarized on this marker. (Submitted on June 27, 2007.) 

2. The Eel River of Northern Indiana. Monograph by Jay A. Taylor presented September ll, 2000 at a meeting of the Historical Society
Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
3. Eel River Battlefield - War of 1812 Marker
North Manchester, Indiana. (Submitted on June 27, 2007.) 

3. Eel River (Wabash River). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 20, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Eel River Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. Eel River Battlefield Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along East Paige Road towards the intersection with South Raber Road. The Raber Road bridge over the Eel River is seen in the right back corner of the picture.
Eel River Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
5. Eel River Battlefield Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along East Paige Road.
Eel River Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
6. Eel River Battlefield Marker
View from the South Raber Road Bridge over the Eel River looking east towards the distant historical marker and the low lands where the Eel River Battlefield was located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 5,647 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 20, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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