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Ligonier in Noble County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Isaac Cavin

1807 - 1884

 
 
Isaac Cavin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
1. Isaac Cavin Marker
Inscription.  Born in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He purchased 80 acres of ground along the river for 75 silver dollars. He platted the town of Ligonier in 1835. The beautiful Seth Thomas clock was donated to the city by John Cavin in memory of his father.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 41° 27.824′ N, 85° 35.269′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Indiana, in Noble County. Marker is at the intersection of W. 3rd Street and S. Cavin Street (State Road 5), on the right when traveling east on W. 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 S Cavin Street, Ligonier IN 46767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick W. Straus (here, next to this marker); Solomon Mier (here, next to this marker); Ben Glaser (a few steps from this marker); The Ligonier Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahavath Scholom Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ahavath Sholom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Papakeecha’s House
History Murals on W. 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
2. History Murals on W. 3rd Street
Cavin marker is the far left of the four markers
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(approx. 6˝ miles away); Papakeechie's Reserve (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .  Marshmallows and Murals in Ligonier. Indiana Landmarks entry. (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Clock Memorial for Isaac Cavin
The metal tablet on the base of the clock reads, "Memorial for Isaac Cavin who laid out and platted Ligonier, Indiana, May 1, 1835 by his son, John L. Cavin".
    — Submitted April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
Downtown Ligonier image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
3. Downtown Ligonier
Intersection of S. Cavin Street and Third Street
Clock Memorial for Isaac Cavin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
4. Clock Memorial for Isaac Cavin
Located at Wood Triangle Park
at intersection of S. Cavin Street and Lincoln Way South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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