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Near Lakeville in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Huggart Settlement

 
 
Huggart Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, December 14, 2012
1. Huggart Settlement Marker
Inscription.  First land purchased by Huggart brothers in 1834; area settled and farmed by their families and several other African-American households circa 1850-1890s. Settlement families attended nearby schools and churches and worked with neighbors in surrounding areas. Many residents were buried in nearby Porter-Rea Cemetery now in Potato Creek State Park.
 
Erected 1998 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Huggart Settlement Task Force. (Marker Number 71.1998.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 41° 32.103′ N, 86° 18.722′ W. Marker is near Lakeville, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce Road (State Road 4) and Mulberry Rd, on the right when traveling west on Pierce Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeville IN 46536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Porter (Rea) Cemetery
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(approx. 2.3 miles away); A Champion of Farmland to Parkland (approx. 2.6 miles away); People Make the Difference (approx. 2.6 miles away); Indiana Territorial Line (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Sons of Israel Synagogue (approx. 9.9 miles away); South Bend Blue Sox (approx. 10 miles away); Harold C. Urey (approx. 10 miles away); Northside Hall of IUSB (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Intersection of Pierce Rd (SR 4) and Mulberry Rd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, December 14, 2012
2. Intersection of Pierce Rd (SR 4) and Mulberry Rd
Marker is at northwest corner of intersection
View to East Along Pierce Road (SR 4) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, December 14, 2012
3. View to East Along Pierce Road (SR 4)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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