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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Federal Land Office

 
 
Federal Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 2, 2008
1. Federal Land Office Marker
Street to the Left is Market Street heading to the East.
Inscription. Public lands from the New Purchase of 1818 were sold from Ambrose Whitlock's cabin located on this site. Whitlock, who platted Crawfordsville in 1823, was receiver for the Federal Land Office until 1829. Williamson Dunn was register for the office which was moved from Terre Haute.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Location. 40° 2.581′ N, 86° 53.91′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street (U.S. 136) and Water Street, on the left when traveling east on East Market Street. Touch for map. In front of "Enterprise Building". Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East Market Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Otto Schlemmer Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County Rotary Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Elston Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cradle of Basketball (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint John's Episcopal Church
View looking West - - Federal Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 2, 2008
2. View looking West - - Federal Land Office Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Lew Wallace (approx. mile away); Lane Place (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major Ambrose Whitlock - A Ranger. The history of Crawfordsville and Major Whitlock are briefly outlined. (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. History of Whitlock's Activities. The "Field Book" of the well known author Benson J Lossing has a good start on Whitlock's Biography. More research may be rewarding. (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Long View From the West - - Federal Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 2, 2008
3. Long View From the West - - Federal Land Office Marker
"Enterprise Building"  Behind Federal Land Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 2, 2008
4. "Enterprise Building" Behind Federal Land Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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