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Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Lafayette - Fountain

 
 
Full View - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Full View - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Inscription. (See individual photos of panels with text.)
 
Erected 1887 by City of Lafayette.
 
Location. 40° 25.137′ N, 86° 53.599′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Located on the North/East corner of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse lawn in Lafayette, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1825 Lafayette 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earl & Hatcher Block (about 600 feet away); The Purple Heart Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Forty - Niners (about 700 feet away); Big Four Depot (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Regarding General Lafayette - Fountain. The many sections of the "Lafayette Fountain" tells of a number
'Pioneer Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. 'Pioneer Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
In honor of the early pioneers of the County and City.
of details about the history of General Lafayette, the surrounding area, and the 'Cities - of West Lafayette and Lafayette'. (See the individual photos.)
 
Categories. EducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
'Courthouse Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. 'Courthouse Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Tippecanoe County Courthouses. First erected 1829. Second erected 1845. Third erected 1881.
'Civil War Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. 'Civil War Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
In memory of the gallant soldiers of Tippecanoe County who fought for the Union.
'City of Lafayette Founder' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. 'City of Lafayette Founder' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
In memory of William Digby founder of the City of Lafayette, May 27, 1825. Born 1802. Died 1894.
'Fountain Erected' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. 'Fountain Erected' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Erected by the City of Lafayette 1887.
'Gen. Lafayette Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. 'Gen. Lafayette Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
In honor of General Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier De La Lafayette born in Auvergne France 1757. Fought with Washington for American Independence 1776 - 1782. Died 1834.
'Artesian Well Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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8. 'Artesian Well Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Artesian Well constructed by Tippecanoe County. Commenced April 22, 1857, completed Feb. 18, 1858, Depth 230 feet.
'John Purdue Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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9. 'John Purdue Section' - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
In memory of John Purdue, whose munificence gave name to Purdue University. Born 1801. Died 1876.
Long View - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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10. Long View - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Top Statue - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
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11. Top Statue - - General Lafayette - Fountain Marker
Sculptor in 1887 was Lorado Taft.
General Lafayette Statue - Left Side image. Click for full size.
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12. General Lafayette Statue - Left Side
Right Side - - General Lafayette Statue image. Click for full size.
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13. Right Side - - General Lafayette Statue
Obverse Side - - General Lafayette Statue image. Click for full size.
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14. Obverse Side - - General Lafayette Statue
Other View - - General Lafayette Statue image. Click for full size.
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15. Other View - - General Lafayette Statue
Just below General Lafayette's statue are four (4) reliefs.
Left Side Relief - - 'John Purdue' image. Click for full size.
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16. Left Side Relief - - 'John Purdue'
Obverse Side - In Relief image. Click for full size.
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17. Obverse Side - In Relief
In Memory of the Heroes who fell in the Battle of Tippecanoe Nov. 7, 1811.
Right Side Relief - - a mature 'General Lafayette' image. Click for full size.
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18. Right Side Relief - - a mature 'General Lafayette'
Front Relief - - 'Great Seal of Indiana' image. Click for full size.
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19. Front Relief - - 'Great Seal of Indiana'
North/East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
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20. North/East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
South / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
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21. South / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
8-inch Siege Howitzer image. Click for full size.
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22. 8-inch Siege Howitzer
The cannon is just a short walk away and sits on a concrete pad with '1861 - 65' noted on its base.
Muzzle of Siege Howitzer image. Click for full size.
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23. Muzzle of Siege Howitzer
Muzzle markings indicating this howitzer was the second of a production batch produced by Fort Pitt Foundry. It was produced in 1862 and inspected by John Rufus Edie. It weighed 2,513 pounds at that time.
Breech of 8-inch Howitzer image. Click for full size.
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24. Breech of 8-inch Howitzer
30-pdr Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
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25. 30-pdr Parrott Rifle
Muzzle View of 30-pdr Parrott image. Click for full size.
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26. Muzzle View of 30-pdr Parrott
The markings indicate this rifled gun was produced in 1863 by West Point Foundry, New York. It was inspected by Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (initials A.M.) and weighed 4,206 pounds. The 4.2 on the lower right notes the diameter of the bore, and the alternative name for this type of cannon.
4.2-inch or 30-pdr Parrott image. Click for full size.
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27. 4.2-inch or 30-pdr Parrott
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,492 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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