Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eleazer Wheelock Ripley

 
 
Eleazer Wheelock Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
1. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley Marker
Inscription. When Ripley County was formed in 1818, its name was inspired by the popular War of 1812 hero Eleazer Wheelock Ripley.

He was born April 15, 1782, in Hanover, New Hampshire. Ripley graduated from Dartmouth College (founded by his namesake grandfather) in 1800. He practiced law in Maine, and served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate.

When the War of 1812 broke out, he joined the U.S. Army and was involved in several battles, including Sackett's Harbor, Crysler's Farm, Lundy's Lane, and the Siege of Ft. Erie. He rose to the rank of Brigadier General, and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

He left the military in the 1820s to continue his career in politics, and moved to Louisiana. Ripley served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 2nd District 1835-1839.

Ripley died March 2, 1839 in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and is buried in Locust Grove Cemetery in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
 
Location. 39° 4.317′ N, 85° 15.083′ W. Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. 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

Eleazer Wheelock Ripley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, October 14, 2016
2. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley Marker
marker. Morgan's Raid (a few steps from this marker); Ripley County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General John Morgan (a few steps from this marker); Stephen S. Harding (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Watts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley. (Submitted on November 28, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Eleazar Wheelock Ripley - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on November 29, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. PoliticsWar 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 122 times since then and 46 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.
Paid Advertisement