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Plainfield in Hendricks County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Van Buren Elm

 
 
Van Buren Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
1. Van Buren Elm Marker
Inscription.  

Marked by
Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter
Daughters of
The American Revolution
1941

 
Erected 1941 by Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 39° 42.217′ N, 86° 23.991′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Indiana, in Hendricks County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. Main Street (U.S. 40) and Avon Avenue (State Road 267), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plainfield IN 46168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Western Yearly Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of "Masonic Well" (approx. 4.7 miles away); Indiana State Flag (approx. 6.4 miles away); Samuel Moore (approx. 6.4 miles away); Samuel Luther Thompson
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By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
2. Van Buren Elm Marker
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(approx. 7½ miles away); Central Normal College (approx. 7½ miles away); Danville’s Carnegie Library (approx. 7.6 miles away); Hendricks County (Danville, Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Van Buren Elm. The Van Buren Elm is no longer. It was destroyed by a wind storm in 1926.
 
Also see . . .
1. Landmarks - The Van Buren Elm. A post from a blog by Allen Browne. (Submitted on October 16, 2013.) 

2. Indiana Plaque Marks a Presidential Tumble. NPR story from the series Honey, Stop the Car: Monuments That Move You. (Submitted on October 16, 2013.) 

3. Martin Van Buren's National Road Tumble. From the Hoosier State Chronicles website. (Submitted on June 19, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Van Buren Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Van Buren Elm Marker
View from across E. Main Street (US 40)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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