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Rensselaer in Jasper County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Cabin in Rensselaer

 
 
First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2009
1. First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the first cabin in Rensselaer. Built and occupied by Joseph Yeoman and wife, December 1836.
 
Erected 1936 by General Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1836.
 
Location. 40° 56.102′ N, 87° 9.219′ W. Marker is in Rensselaer, Indiana, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 231) and the Iroquois River, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Marker is on the eastern end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rensselaer IN 47978, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Frederick Hanley (within shouting distance of this marker); General Robert H. Milroy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jasper County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Jasper County Courthouse
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); James Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Rensselaer Power Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rensselaer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rensselaer, Indiana. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Settlers of Jasper County, IL & their Dates of Settlement. as reported by the Newton Press on October 26, 1887; Geneaology Trails entry (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2009
2. First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker
Looking west along Washington Street. Marker on left, near telephone pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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