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Cannelton in Perry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
1. Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette Marker
Inscription.  Who spent a night and a day at Rock Island four miles from here May 9, 1825. His steamboat was wrecked. Pioneers for miles came to see him. The spot is now called Lafayette Spring.

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1775-1783
In memory of the
Revolutionary Soldiers
buried in Perry County

Terence Connor • Thos. Cummings • George Ewing • Lemuel Mallory • Abram Hiley • Thomas Rhodes • John Lamb • Jacob Weatherholt

Erected by
Lafayette Spring Chapter
D.A.R. — 1934

 
Erected 1934 by Lafayette Spring Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1825.
 
Location. 37° 54.719′ N, 86° 44.45′ W. Marker is in Cannelton, Indiana, in Perry County. Memorial is on South 7th Street (Indiana Route 66) just north of Taylor Street, on the right when traveling
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By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
2. Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette Marker
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north. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the 1896 Perry County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 South 7th Street, Cannelton IN 47520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cannelton Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Perry County Rocks (a few steps from this marker); Indiana Cotton Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Fabric of Cannelton (approx. ¼ mile away); Hawesville Railroad Station (approx. 0.8 miles away in Kentucky); Hawesville (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); County Named - 1829 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Captain William Davison / Steamboat Disaster (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cannelton.
 
Also see . . .  Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (Wikipedia). In March 1825, Lafayette began to tour the southern and western states. The general pattern of the trip was that he would be escorted between cities by the state militia, and he would enter each town through specially constructed arches to be welcomed by local politicians or dignitaries, all eager to be seen with him. There would be special events, visits to battlefields and historic sites, celebratory dinners, and time set aside for the public to meet the legendary hero of the Revolution. Lafayette visited General Jackson at his home The Hermitage in Tennessee.
Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
3. Gilbert Mortier Marquis de Layfayette Marker
(1896 Perry County Courthouse in background)
He was traveling up the Ohio River by steamboat when the vessel sank beneath him, and he was put in a lifeboat by his son and secretary, then taken to the Kentucky shore and rescued by another steamboat that was going in the other direction. (Submitted on April 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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