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Rushville in Rush County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. William B. Laughlin

Dec. 17, 1778 - - Jan. 1, 1837

 
 
Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
1. Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  To the honor of the man who may be called the first and most prominent citizen of Rushville, Rush County, Indiana.

He helped create the County in the Legislature. He surveyed and named it. He built the first house. He located and named the town. He gave the land for the town. He built and taught the first school. He built the Academy and the first mill. He gave $2,000.00 for the first church (Presbyterian).
 
Erected 1923 by Rush County Citizens.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 36.487′ N, 85° 26.625′ W. Marker is in Rushville, Indiana, in Rush County. Marker is on East 2nd Street east of Main Street (State Road 3), on the right when traveling east. Located on the North lawn of the Rush County Courthouse in Rushville, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rushville IN 46173, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wendell L. Willkie, 1892 - 1944 (here, next to this marker); Rush County (Indiana) War Memorial (within shouting distance of this
Wide View - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
2. Wide View - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker
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marker); a different marker also named Wendell L. Willkie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wendell L. Willkie (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wendell L. Willkie (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Wendell L. Willkie (approx. 1.1 miles away); USAC Plane Crash (approx. 6.7 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers of Henry County (approx. 13.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rushville.
 
Long View - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
3. Long View - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker
Rush County Courthouse - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker on right - - -> > image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
4. Rush County Courthouse - - Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker on right - - -> >
Click photo to see the marker on the lower right of the photo.
Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
5. Field Gun
A short walk from the marker to see this field gun.
Profile - - Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
6. Profile - - Field Gun
Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker - & - Rush County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
7. Dr. William B. Laughlin Marker - & - Rush County Courthouse
Marker can be seen on the lower right of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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