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Odon in Daviess County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Odon, Formerly Clarksburg

 
 
Odon, Formerly Clarksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
1. Odon, Formerly Clarksburg Marker
Inscription.  Platted in 1846 by John Hastings; town named Clarksburg reportedly after George Rogers Clark; post office name was Clark’s Prairie, 1858-1881. Both names changed to Odon, 1881; Odon incorporated, 1885. By tradition, name Odon coined by combining names of two prominent citizens.
 
Erected 1991 by Daviess County Visitor Bureau. (Marker Number 14.1991.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 38° 50.689′ N, 86° 59.006′ W. Marker is in Odon, Indiana, in Daviess County. Marker is on E. State Road (State Road 58) west of N. John Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odon IN 47562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Odon Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe Dawson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Evans Memorial Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal
Odon, Formerly Clarksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
2. Odon, Formerly Clarksburg Marker
View to north across State Route 58
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(approx. 6.1 miles away); Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 10˝ miles away); The Martin County Guards / Never to be Forgotten (approx. 12.2 miles away); Greene County (Indiana ) War Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odon.
 
View to East Along State Route 58 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
3. View to East Along State Route 58
Marker is on north side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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