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Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wm. Wells 1770 - 1812

 
 
Wm. Wells 1770 - 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2012
1. Wm. Wells 1770 - 1812 Marker
Inscription.  Miami captive at 14; adopted by Little Turtle; appointed chief scout by Wayne in 1793; granted farm near Ft. Wayne by Congress for "valiant and conspicuous service." Died in Ft. Dearborn Massacre.
 
Erected by The Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 92.1959.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 41° 9.568′ N, 85° 29.34′ W. Marker is in Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. The marker is located at the Whitley County Historical Museum which was the Columbia City home of Thomas Riley Marshall, Indiana Governor and 28th Vice President of the United States. The marker is found in the rear along the eastern wall of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 W Jefferson St, Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Thomas R. Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Riley Marshall
The marker at the northeast corner of the Thomas R. Marshall house. image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2012
2. The marker at the northeast corner of the Thomas R. Marshall house.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitley County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ralph F. Gates (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitley County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
 
More about this marker. The marker does not appear to be in its original location. When I visited in August 2012, the museum staff did not know how or why the marker was located at the Thomas R. Marshall home.
 
Also see . . .  William Wells - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on December 12, 2013.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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