Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Hendricks of Madison
Governor of Indiana, 1822-1825
U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1825-1837
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is November 12, 1782.
Location. 38° 45.45′ N, 85° 23.111′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Michigan Road just south of East State Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker and gravesite are located near the center of Madison Fairmount Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1580 Michigan Road, Madison IN 47250, 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. Lt. Colonel John A. Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. John Paul, 1758-1830 (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Fairmount Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Beginning of the Michigan Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alois O. Bachman (approx. 1.2 miles away); Frank J. Knoebel Georgetown (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Freedom Path (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Also see . . .
1. William Hendricks.
Governor of Indiana from December 5, 1822, to February 12, 1825. Hendricks, running unopposed, was elected governor in 1822. It was during this term of office that the capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis. Hendricks resigned in 1825 upon election to the United States Senate. Re-elected to the Senate in 1830, Hendricks served until 1837, having been defeated for re-election by Oliver H. Smith in 1836. After twenty-one years in public office, he returned to Madison to practice law and manage his large estate.(Submitted on April 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. William Hendricks (Find A Grave).
He graduated from Jefferson College in 1810, taught school (1810-12), studied law, admitted to the bar, moved to Madison, Indiana Territory in 1813 and practiced law. He became a printer-owner of the Western Eagle and was a member of the Indiana Territorial Legislature, (1813-14). He was a trustee of Indiana University, (1829-40) and resumed(Submitted on April 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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