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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Twelve Points

 
 
Twelve Points Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
1. Twelve Points Marker
Inscription.  The community was named for the twelve corners created by the intersection of Lafayette, Maple and 13th Street. Twelve Points was begun in 1889 when Walter Phillips had his land surveyed and the business district laid out. At that time the area had a few scattered homes and some family owned businesses. Most of the land was used for fields and orchards. By the early 1900's twelve points had become Terre Haute’s first suburban shopping center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 39° 29.532′ N, 87° 23.892′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Lafayette Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gold Medal Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Union Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Buried in this Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles Gene Abrell (approx. 1.3
Wide View - - Twelve Points Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
2. Wide View - - Twelve Points Marker
miles away); The Unknown Embattled Defenders of Fort Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away); Burial Ground Fort William Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Harrison (approx. 1.4 miles away); William D. "Big Bill" Haywood (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Other View - - Twelve Points Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
3. Other View - - Twelve Points Marker
Sign - - " Gold Medal Plaza " image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
4. Sign - - " Gold Medal Plaza "
Gold Medal Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 12, 2012
5. Gold Medal Plaza
Twelve Points marker can be seen in the extreme background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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