Pendleton in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Three White Men Were Hung Here
Three white men were hung here in 1825 for killing Indians.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 40° 0.438′ N, 85° 44.429′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from County Road 500 S near East Street. Marker is in Falls Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton IN 46064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians Murdered 1824 (approx. Ό mile away); Abolitionists Mobbed (approx. Ό mile away); Falls Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
Regarding Three White Men Were Hung Here. The Fall Creek massacre of Indians occurred near Markleville, seven miles east. That marker reports that in 1824, nine Indians were murdered by white men there. The men were tried, found guilty and ordered hung. It was the first execution of white men for killing Indians and it occurred here.
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Also see . . .
1. Fall Creek Massacre. Moment of Indiana History website entry (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
2. Fall Creek Massacre. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 20, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. hanging, hangings
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2006, by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. This page has been viewed 22,047 times since then and 437 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2006, by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.