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Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnson Watts

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Johnson Watts Marker
Inscription. A native of Kentucky, was a charter member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and served as Grand Master of Masons in Indiana in 1846, the only Ripley County Mason to do so. Served in both houses of the Indiana General Assembly and Constitutional Convention of 1850. Served in the army during the War of 1812 and then as a Colonel in the Kentucky Militia. Died May 27, 1871, buried in the family cemetery near Friendship.
 
Erected by Ripley Co. Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 4.3′ N, 85° 15.183′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on Tyson Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Masonic Lodge. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Masonic Hall (about 300 feet away); Stephen S. Harding (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial
Johnson Watts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Johnson Watts Marker
(about 500 feet away); Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (about 500 feet away); Morgan's Raid (about 500 feet away); General John Morgan (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Also see . . .  Col Johnson Watts. (Submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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