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Hartsville in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hartsville College

 
 
Hartsville College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. Hartsville College Marker
Inscription.  Original site of coeducational United Brethren school founded 1850 as Hartsville Academy by public act of Indiana General Assembly. Campus moved four blocks south, circa 1865; destroyed by fire, January 1898. Many graduates became distinguished citizens in their communities throughout the state and nation.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Cross Cliff Little Hoosiers. (Marker Number 03.1995.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1898.
 
Location. 39° 16.067′ N, 85° 41.884′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Indiana, in Bartholomew County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Harrison St (State Road 46) and N. Jackson St, on the right when traveling west on E. Harrison St. Marker is located in the southeast corner of the community square/park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartsville IN 47244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hartsville College (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Private Barton W. Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Moore, Revolutionary War Soldier (approx. 4.2 miles away); Centre of Population of the United States 1890 (approx. 9.1 miles away); Atterbury Army Air Field (approx. 10.6 miles away); Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 (approx. 10.7 miles away); Westport Covered Bridge (approx. 10.7 miles away); Madison and Indianapolis Railroad (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
 
Also see . . .  IHB Review of Marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau in 2011 prepared a preliminary report regarding the accuracy and relevance of the marker. Their preliminary report states, "... while the text of the Hartsville College marker is correct, much important information is missing, making some statements misleading for a reader." (Submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Hartsville College Marker in Community Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. Hartsville College Marker in Community Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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