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Mt Vernon in Linn County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Abbe

1837 — 1937

 
 
William Abbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
1. William Abbe Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet commemorates
the advent of the first white
settler in Linn County, Iowa
William Abbe

a true pioneer- a worthy citizen
erected by
Ashley, Mayflower, Marion, Linn & Balliet Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution of Linn County, Iowa

 
Erected 1937 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 41° 56.52′ N, 91° 27.059′ W. Marker is in Mt Vernon, Iowa, in Linn County. Marker is on West Mount Vernon Road (County Route E 48), on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Abbe Creek School Museum Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 831 W Mt Vernon Rd, Mount Vernon IA 52314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uranus (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker);
William Abbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
2. William Abbe Marker
Full view of marker; classic DAR plaque on boulder
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The Old Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Seedling Mile (approx. 3.2 miles away); Linn County Seedling Mile (approx. 3.4 miles away); Freedom Flame (approx. 9.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Old Military Road (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Daughters of the American Revolution Lincoln Highway
 
William Abbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
3. William Abbe Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance. Abbe Creek School, and Abbe Creek Cemetery in the background. This is the "Grant Wood" section of Iowa.
William Abbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
4. William Abbe Marker
The sign at the School Museum
William Abbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
5. William Abbe Marker
The Lincoln Highway marker, adjacent to the DAR marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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