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Pendleton in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three White Men Were Hung Here

 
 
Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Meyerholtz, November 5, 2005
1. Marker
Inscription.
Three white
men were hung
here in 1825
for killing Indians.

 
Location. 40° 0.438′ N, 85° 44.429′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from County Road 500 S near East Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Falls Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pendleton IN 46064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians Murdered 1824 (approx. mile away); Abolitionists Mobbed (approx. mile away); Falls Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Regarding Three White Men Were Hung Here. The Fall Creek massacre of Indians occured near Markleville, seven miles east. That marker reports that in 1824, nine Indians were murdered by white men there. The men were tried, found guilty and hanged. It was the first execution of white men for killing Indians.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Fall Creek Massacre. (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
2. Fall Creek Massacre. (Submitted on April 5, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords.
Stone Marker in Pendleton Park image. Click for full size.
By Jim Meyerholtz, November 5, 2005
2. Stone Marker in Pendleton Park
hanging, hangings
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2006, by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. This page has been viewed 18,120 times since then and 588 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2006, by Jim Meyerholtz of New Castle, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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