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

John Conner

Connersville's Founder

 
 
John Conner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
1. John Conner Marker
Inscription.  
John Conner laid out the town of Connersville on the north side of the west fork of the Whitewater River in March 1813 adjacent to his fur trading post. The original plat was for 62 lots bounded by what are today Central Ave to the west and Water St. to the east, Third St. to the south and Sixth St. to the north. The first constructions in the town were a saw mill and grist mill north of town utilizing water power, and general store and distillery in town. Influx of settlers was initially sparse - as late as 1815, there were only four cabins in the town. The boundary lines for Fayette County were established in Dec. 1818, and Connersville was chosen as the county seat. John Conner served briefly as sheriff of the newly organized Fayette County. In 1820, John Conner helped plat the new capital of Indianapolis, and in 1822 relocated his fur trading business to Noblesville, north of Indianapolis. He aslo served as State Senator and Representative. He died in Indianapolis in April 1826, and was buried there.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1813.
 
Location. 39° 38.479′ N, 85° 8.375′ W. Marker is in Connersville, Indiana, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Central Avenue and East 5th Street, on the left when traveling north on North Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Connersville History Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County, Indiana (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County Honor Rolls (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitewater Valley Arts Association Inc. (about 300 feet away); Monty (about 400 feet away); Oldest Buisness Building (about 400 feet away); Canal House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named John Conner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connersville.
 
John Conner Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
2. John Conner Statue
John Conner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
3. John Conner Marker
Connersville Centennial Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
4. Connersville Centennial Plaque
Connersville Sesquicentennial Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
5. Connersville Sesquicentennial Plaque
Connersville Bicentennial Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
6. Connersville Bicentennial Plaque
 
 
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 946 times since then and 258 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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Jun. 21, 2024