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

John Conner

Born 1780 - Died 1826

 
 
John Conner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
1. John Conner Marker
Inscription.  
1801 Licensed to trade with the Indians in pelts.
1808 Established here a fur trading post.
1812 Interpreter and guide for Gen. William Henry Harrison prior to and during The War of 1812.

1813 Founded Connersville
He was the first sheriff in 1813. Owned the first grist and saw mills, tavern and store.

1816 The first state senator.
1820 Was one of the nine commissioners to select the site of Indianapolis, the state capital.
1825 One of the committee appointed by Gov. James B. Ray to receive Gen. Lafayette when he visited Indiana.
1826 John Conner died while a member of the House of Representatives.
 
Erected 1927 by John Conner Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
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Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1927.
 
Location. 39° 38.453′ N, 85° 8.467′ W. Marker is in Connersville, Indiana, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling east on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 W 4th St, Connersville IN 47331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monty (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County Honor Rolls (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette County, Indiana (about 300 feet away); Whitewater Valley Arts Association Inc. (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named John Conner (about 500 feet away); Canal House (about 500 feet
John Conner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
2. John Conner Marker
away); Connersville History Mural (about 600 feet away); Oldest Buisness Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connersville.
 
John Conner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
3. John Conner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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