Near Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
La Balme Massacre Site
Col. Augustin de La Balme and his
Soldiers who were killed in
Battle with the Miami Indians,
Under Little Turtle, at this place,
November 5th, 1780
Erected 1930 by The Col. Augustin de La Balme Chapter of the D. A. R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1844.
Location. 41° 9.758′ N, 85° 21.296′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on East de la Balme Road west of South Johnson Road, on the right when traveling west. This historical marker is affixed to a large boulder, with a low black iron fence behind it, on the southwestern edge of some heavily wooded residential property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eel River Post-Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Last Home of Chief Little TurtleColonel Augustin De La Balme (approx. ¾ mile away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Little Turtle’s Miami Village (approx. 2.7 miles away); Seek's Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); Churubusco War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); The Brumbaugh Popcorn Stand (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
Also see . . .
1. Augustin de La Balme. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Colonel Augustin de La Balme's Defeat, Indiana Revolutionary War Battle. This is a link to information provided by the Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. LaBalme’s Massacre - 225 Year Commemoration. This is a link to information provided by the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,869 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.