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Rensselaer in Jasper County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Cabin in Rensselaer

 
 
First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2009
1. First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker
Inscription.
This tablet marks the site of
the first cabin in Rensselaer
Built and occupied by
Joseph Yeoman and wife
December 1836

 
Erected 1936 by General Van Rensselaer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.102′ N, 87° 9.219′ W. Marker is in Rensselaer, Indiana, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (U.S. 231) and the Iroquois River, on the left when traveling west on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the eastern end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Rensselaer IN 47978, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Frederick Hanley (within shouting distance of this marker); General Robert H. Milroy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jasper County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); James Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); Rensselaer Power Plant
First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 28, 2009
2. First Cabin in Rensselaer Marker
Looking west along Washington Street. Marker on left, near telephone pole.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jasper County World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rensselaer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Visit Rensselaer. (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Abstract of A Brief History of Early Settlers and Settlement of Jasper County. (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rensselaer, Indiana. (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMan-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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