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Vernon in Jennings County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jonathan Jennings

1784 - 1834

 
 
Jonathan Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Jonathan Jennings Marker
Inscription.  Jennings County, formed 1816, named in honor of Jonathan Jennings: territorial delegate to Congress, 1809-1816; president of Indiana Constitutional Convention, 1816; first governor of state, 1816-1822; member of United States House of Representatives, 1822-1831. The only Jennings County in the United States.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Jennings County Community donations; B.S.A. Troop 532 Eagle Project by Charles Edward Dale Bentz. (Marker Number 40.1995.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 59.08′ N, 85° 36.501′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Indiana, in Jennings County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street (State Road 7) and Perry Street, on the left when traveling east on Jackson Street. Located on the South/East lawn of the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon, Indiana. Touch for map.
Obverse Side - - Jonathan Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Jonathan Jennings Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 North Pike Street, Vernon IN 47282, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Survey Markers Set (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan is Forced to Turn Back, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jennings County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muscatatuck Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hannah Milhous Nixon (approx. 6.3 miles away); Kellar Grist Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jonathan Jennings - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Jonathan Jennings - Governors of Indiana. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Additional keywords. Only Jennings County in the United States
 
Looking West - - Jonathan Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Looking West - - Jonathan Jennings Marker
Looking North/East - - Jonathan Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Looking North/East - - Jonathan Jennings Marker
East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. East Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. West Side - - Jennings County Courthouse - Vernon, Indiana
Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. Community Time Capsule - - (On West Lawn of Courthouse.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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