Brownstown in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule
In Memory of Col. John Ketcham
1782 - 1865
Fearless pioneer, Ranger, surveyor, public servant who dedicated this public square for seat of government of Jackson County, Ind. when Brownstown was founded April 8, 1816.
Brownstown Area Sesquicentennial
October 1-8, 1966
To be opened in preparation for
Brownstown, Ind., Bicentennial 2016 A. D.
Mrs. G. R. Gillespie, Chr. R. A. Brodhecker, V. Chr. R. R. Robertson, Sec. John H. Robertson, Sec. Kathryn Horstman, Tr. Kenneth Ball Alan D. Beickman Mrs. James P. Heller Thomas P. Kieffer Harry McOsker Joseph Nierman Robert Nuss William Sharp Mrs. M. K. Summers
Erected 1966 by Ralph L. Anderson great-great-grandson of Col. Ketcham. (Marker Number 36.1966.2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1864.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownstown IN 47220, 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. All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Vallonia (approx. 3.3 miles away); Shieldstown Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Fort Vallonia (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bartholomew Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Driftwood Church and Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Medora Covered Bridge (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownstown.
1. Capsule Opened
I read in The Tribune that the community opened the 1966 time capsule in 2014 in anticipation of Brownstown's sesquicentennial in 2016. A new time capsule was placed (I don't know where) that will be opened in 2066 to celebrate Brownstown's sestercentennial.
— Submitted June 23, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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