Spencerville in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828
Erected 1928 by DeKalb County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 16.984′ N, 84° 55.317′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 1 and DeKalb County Road 68 (County Road 68), on the right when traveling north on State Road 1. A celebration was held when this marker was placed in 1928. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville IN 46788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencerville Covered Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio); Land Office Building "It All Started Here" (approx. 8.6 miles away); Auburn Automobile Company (approx. 8.7 miles away).
1. First Family in the First Settlement was David and Elizabeth Yates Butler
Kern Butler is the third Grandchild of David and Elizabeth Yates Butler who were living at this location when they obtained their land deed. They moved here from Pick-a-Way County Ohio with Thomas Lovell Yates who was a brother of Elizabeth and not married. By the end of the year there were 6 more families who had obtained land deeds on the properties on which they were living. This settlement was first known as DeKelb but when this name become the County's name, the new name become Spencerville.
— Submitted June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2019, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. Photos: 1. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. 2. submitted on September 15, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2012, by Kern Butler of Auburn, Indiana. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.