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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Speed Cabin

 
 
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By Al Wolf, November 24, 2007
1. Speed Cabin Marker
Inscription. Site of house reputed to be a stop on the "Underground Railroad." Reconstructed cabin, which was portion of house owned by John Allen Speed, now located on grounds of lane Mansion. Speed, active in abolitionist movement, was Mayor of Crawfordsville, 1868 - 1869.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Montgomery County Community Foundation. (Marker Number 54.1995.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.683′ N, 86° 54.253′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Grant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 North Grant Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery County Rotary Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cradle of Basketball (approx. mile away); Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead (approx. mile away); Otto Schlemmer Building
Speed Cabin Marker and Location image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
2. Speed Cabin Marker and Location
The property is now a play ground for the area. The Cabin was moved to "Lane Place" to allow for the play ground and to allow the Speed Cabin more viewing by the history minded citizens.
(approx. mile away); Federal Land Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Also see . . .  Speed Cabin Info. (Submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Additional keywords. Log Cabin
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
Speed Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
3. Speed Cabin
The Speed Cabin was moved to "Lane Place" at 212 South Water Street - Crawfordsville, Indiana for better viewing by history seekers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,993 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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