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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 41° 43.589′ N, 84° 50.756′ W. Marker is near Fremont, Indiana, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 120 and Fountain Road, on the left when traveling east on State
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Meet (approx. 2.9 miles away in Michigan); The Vistula Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Fremont Indiana (approx. 4½ miles away); The Nettle Lake Mound Group (approx. 6½ miles away in Ohio); Welcome to the Potawatomi Inn (approx. 9.3 miles away); Beginning in Ice: The Lakes of Pokagon (approx. 9.3 miles away); Steuben County Civil War Honor Rolls (approx. 10.1 miles away); Steuben County Court House (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
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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