Indiana's Northern Boundary Line
Indiana admitted by the U.S. Congress as nineteenth state 1816. Enabling Act moved northern boundary ten miles north of southernmost tip of Lake Michigan providing direct access to the lake. Boundary first surveyed 1817 by William Harris. Boundary disputes with Michigan and Ohio continued until Michigan statehood 1837.
(Map of Indiana State Boundary Line and Indiana Territory Boundary Line)
Enabling Act of 1816 established Indiana's northern boundary (3 miles north of here) as a line "drawn through a point ten miles north of the southern extreme of Lake Michigan."
Erected 2000 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 76.2000.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
Location. 41° 43.589′ N, 84° 50.756′ W. Marker is near Fremont, Indiana, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of State
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historical Marker Of Theodore McNaughton (approx. 2 miles away); The Unknown Potawatomi (approx. 2 miles away); The Kenneth And George Johnson Plot (approx. 2 miles away); Where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Meet (approx. 2.9 miles away in Michigan); The Vistula Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Steven A. Vaughn House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Michael-Sullins House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
More about this marker. This marker replaced marker #76.1966.1, that was entitled "Corner of Indiana".
(3 miles north-east)
Located by Surveyor William Harris in 1817. Ten miles north of the original Indiana-Michigan Territorial line of 1805, the new state boundary gave Indiana frontage on Lake Michigan.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list includes other historical markers about the Indiana Territory northern boundary line.
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