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

1825 Lafayette 1925

1826 Tippecanoe County 1926

 
 
1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
1. 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker
(Click any of these photos to see the details.) The hand-rail (installed after the marker) blocks the text of the marker. It takes the next two photos to read around the hand-rail.
Inscription.
Lafayette. Named for America’s friend from France. Founded by William Digby in May 1825. Head of navigation on Wabash River. Important Port of Wabash Canal 1843 - 1859. Well-known station in “underground Railroad.” Home of Purdue University, established 1874. Center of Fertile agricultural area.

Tippecanoe County. Long a favorite abode of the red man. Scene of French and British rivalry, of Fort Ouiatenon, and of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Staunch supporter of the Union 1861 - 1865. Responsive to the call of oppressed Cuba 1898. Lavish of wealth and manhood in the World War 1917 - 1918. Seat of the State Soldiers’ Home.

Rich in history and material resources, illustrious in gifted sons and daughters, and sustained by devoted citizens. The City of Lafayette and Tippecanoe County with reverence for the past and with confidence in the future close the first Century.
 
Erected 1926 by Lafayette - Tippecanoe County Joint Centennial Council.
 
Location. 40° 25.122′ N, 86° 53.601′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on North 4th Street north of Columbia Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the right
Left Side - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
2. Left Side - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker
of the East Entry stair-way of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse 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. General Lafayette - Fountain (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 500 feet away); The Purple Heart Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Forty - Niners (about 700 feet away); John Purdue Block (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
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Right Side  - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
3. Right Side - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker
Wide View  - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
4. Wide View - - 1825 Lafayette 1925 Marker
North / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
5. North / East Corner - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
Marker can be seen in the lower left of the photo at the upper level of the Courthouse stair-way Entry.
South / East View - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
6. South / East View - - Tippecanoe County Courthouse
Click photo to see the marker at the lower right of the photo - - on the upper level stair-way to the Courthouse Entry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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