Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Col. John Paul, 1758-1830
A Pennsylvanian who came to Indiana and established himself on the river site where in 1810 he laid out a town for the county seat of Jefferson County and named it Madison in honor of the then president. He was the first territorial representative from Jefferson and Clark Counties. He was a member of the first Constitutional Convention of Indiana. When Indiana became a state in 1816 he was elected a state senator.
Erected 1981 by Madison-Fairmount Cemetery Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1810.
Location. 38° 45.45′ N, 85° 23.148′ 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. William Hendricks of Madison (within shouting distance Lt. Colonel John A. Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Fairmount Cemetery (about 400 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 (approx. 1.3 miles away); 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. Col. John Paul (Find A Grave).
Served in the George Rogers Clark Campaign. Founder of Xenia, Ohio and Madison, Indiana.(Submitted on April 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Early History of Madison, Indiana.
A more excellent or upright man than Colonel Paul was hard to find. He was one of Gen. George Rogers Clark's bold adventurous soldiers, who aided in the capture of Kaskaskia and Vincennes. He was elected one of the representatives from Clark County in the year 1810. This was previous to the formation of Jefferson County and Colonel Paul then resided(Submitted on April 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.