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

Drover Town

 
 
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By Willard McKinzie, July 29, 2011
1. Drover Town Marker
Inscription.  Drover Town, the first addition south of the Little River was platted Aug. 22, 1857 by Henry Drover. It included about 20 of his 160 acres of woodland. Family first names were given to the streets. Additional subdivisions followed. Huntington's efforts to annex the prosperous settlement were an emotional issue for several years. the resolution to annex came in 1874. Henry Drover (1815-1880) founder, and emigrant from Prussia, was an outstanding citizen and leader in the community.
(Marker Number 35.1979.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 40° 52.683′ N, 85° 29.634′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Henry St. near Charles St., on the left when traveling north. This marker is located on a triangle of land behind St. Peter's First Community Church and the intersection of Henry and Charles streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Drover Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
2. Drover Town Marker
walking distance of this marker. Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Huntington (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Danforth Quayle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Huntington County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Huntington County Boys, who lost their lives in the World War. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huntington County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Drover Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 29, 2011
3. Drover Town Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on May 27, 2012, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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