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Dublin in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention

 
 
Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
1. Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 1
Inscription.  A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and men who favored abolition, temperance and suffrage attended. The 1852 convention formed Indiana Woman's Rights Association to promote united action for woman's rights. Association's 1853 convention demanded equality in all political rights and functions. It voted to be auxiliary to American Woman Suffrage Association 1870. It became Indiana Woman's Suffrage Association.
 
Erected 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Women's History Association, Indiana Commission
Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
2. Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 2
for Women, and Town of Dublin. (Marker Number 89.2003.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsGovernment & PoliticsNotable EventsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, the Quakerism ⛪, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 39° 48.725′ N, 85° 12.486′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is on Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) west of Davis Street, on the right when traveling west. It is in front of Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2250 East Cumberland, Cambridge City IN 47327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Burney's Carriage Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Huddleston House (approx. 1.1
Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 21, 2020
3. Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention Marker
miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 1˝ miles away); Cambridge City (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cambridge City Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Indiana Historical Society - Digital Image Collections - Woman's Rights. A number of photos and documents, including the Indiana Woman's Suffrage Association Record Book 1851-1886. (Submitted on April 18, 2006.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,540 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 27, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.
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