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Dublin in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention

 
 
Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
1. Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 1
Inscription. A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and men who favored abolition, temperance and suffrage attended. The 1852 convention formed Indiana Woman's Rights Association to promote united action for woman's rights. Association's 1853 convention demanded equality in all political rights and functions. It voted to be auxiliary to American Woman Suffrage Association 1870. It became Indiana Woman's Suffrage Association.
 
Erected 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Women's History Association, Indiana Commission for Women, and Town of Dublin. (Marker Number 89.2003.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location.
Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
2. Indiana's First Woman's Rights Convention Marker, Side 2
39° 48.725′ N, 85° 12.486′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is on Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) west of Davis Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is in front of Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2250 East Cumberland, Cambridge City IN 47327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cambridge City (approx. 1.9 miles away); Iron Brigade Commander (approx. 2.4 miles away); Overbeck House and Studio (approx. 2.5 miles away); East Germantown Civil War Band (approx. 3.8 miles away); Birthplace of Wilbur Wright (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Indiana Historical Society - Digital Image Collections - Woman's Rights. A number of photos and documents, including the Indiana Woman's Suffrage Association Record Book 1851-1886. (Submitted on April 18, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsNotable EventsPoliticsWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,395 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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