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Pendleton in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History

Town of Pendleton

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2015
1. History Marker
Inscription.  As early as 1818, settlers were drawn to the Fall Creek area near the Falls that were utilized as a source of power and water.

On November 10, 1823, Thomas Pendleton platted the Town of Pendleton on land that he owned. It was on this day the Pendleton became the first Madison County Governmental Seat. The first court in the County was held in the Thomas McCarty log cabin when the judge came through on his circuit.

In 1825, Pendleton was the site of a sensational trial that resulted in three white settlers being hanged for the massacre of Indians.

1918 brought about the formation of Falls Park. This led to the creation of a swimming pool just below the Falls in Fall Creek in 1921.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 0.155′ N, 85° 44.748′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker is on West State Street just west of North Pendleton Avenue, on the right when traveling
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2015
2. History Marker
west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the Pendleton Town Hall building, facing West State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West State Street, Pendleton IN 46064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pendleton Town Hall Explosion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Office (about 400 feet away); Falls Park (about 800 feet away); The Falls (approx. ¼ mile away); Abolitionists Mobbed (approx. ¼ mile away); Indians Murdered 1824 (approx. ¼ mile away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three White Men Were Hung Here (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Regarding History. Pendleton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #91000788.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Pendleton History. Pendleton, Indiana’s recorded history begins in December 1818 when John Rogers, the first non-native settler to the area, built his home near the falls on Fall Creek. In 1821, Thomas Pendleton laid out the original town plat and gave it his name. The town’s name never changed. (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Pendleton Historic District (Wikipedia). Sites of interest include a relatively intact 19th-century business district, Fall Creek Park, the Grey Goose Inn (built
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in 1820), and a large variety of homes in Federal, Greek Revival, and American Craftsman styles. The historic district includes the original 1821 plat by Thomas M. Pendleton and several of the subsequent plat additions. (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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