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Near Mecca in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

10 O'Clock Line

 
 
10 O'Clock Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. 10 O'Clock Line Marker
Inscription.  The famous Indian Reserve Line of 1809 which began at the mouth of Big Raccoon Creek and ended on the Ohio boundary crossed this point.
 
Erected 1968 by Parke County Historical Society. (Marker Number 61.1968.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 39° 43.83′ N, 87° 18.008′ W. Marker is near Mecca, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 41 and West Mecca Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 41. The marker is located near the rear of the Harmony Church of Christ building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3317 W Mecca Road, Rockville IN 47872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecca Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hixon Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Armiesburg
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Christmas (Noel) Dagenet (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion (approx. 4 miles away); Parke County Museum (approx. 4.2 miles away); Juliet V. Strauss (approx. 4.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. According to the Indiana Historical Bureau, the marker had been missing for several years (as of late 2013). As of 2021, the marker has been replaced.
 
Also see . . .  Treaty of Fort Wayne (1809) - Wikipedia entry. The Treaty of Fort Wayne is also known as the 10 O'Clock Line Treaty. (Submitted on October 16, 2013.) 
 
10 O'Clock Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 16, 2021
2. 10 O'Clock Line Marker
Location of Missing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Location of Missing Marker
View to north along US 41
Missing marker was located to the right of the propane tank
behind the church building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 174 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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