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Pyrmont in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pyrmont / 1812 Hopkins’ Expedition

 
 
Pyrmont Marker (south facing side) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, May 29, 2007
1. Pyrmont Marker (south facing side)
Inscription.  
Pyrmont.
John Wagner built a dam, race and saw mill about a mile South in 1833 and added a grist mill. He sold to John Fisher who sold to John Fetterhoff who built a large frame mill. Joel Wagoner, James Allen, Elias Morkert, J. J. Cripe, Wm. Gardner, Bert Smoker were later operators. It burned December 7, 1929. Fetterhoff’s Mill Post Office established 1851, was changed to Pyrmont in 1866.

1812 Hopkins’ Expedition.
On November 22nd 60 mounted scouts were ambushed and 18 killed about a mile west. This skirmish was called Spurs Defeat. Benoit Bezallion was captured and died at the stake that night in large Indian camp about a mile south. The next day a larger force under Capt. Zachary Taylor burned the empty camp in the big bend of Wildcat Creek North of the church. The army returned to Vincennes.
 
Erected 1977 by Carroll County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 28.049′ N, 86° 40.801′ W. Marker is in Pyrmont, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection
1812 Hopkins’ Expedition Marker (north facing side) image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, May 29, 2007
2. 1812 Hopkins’ Expedition Marker (north facing side)
of South 800 West and West 550 South on South 800 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prophet’s Town (approx. 7.9 miles away); Margaret Fry (approx. 8 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 8 miles away); Delphi (approx. 8.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (approx. 8.2 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon (approx. 8.2 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (approx. 8.6 miles away); World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
The sign verbiage is not completely accurate regarding the mill. There were two mill locations. The first mill was built by John Wagoner (my ancestor), circa 1830. However, the first mill was not destroyed by fire and is not where the stone foundation exists today. The first mill was located about a ¼ mile north of the second mill location on property I presently own. All evidence of the first mill location was apparently removed when the 1913 flood changed the path of the Wildcat Creek to where the first mill’s race way was located. The second mill was destroyed by fire in 1929 a few years after my grandfather operated it.
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Marker location in Pyrmont image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, May 29, 2007
3. Marker location in Pyrmont
Submitted January 12, 2019, by Glen Miller of Delphi, Indiana.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Courtesy of Terra-Server and USGS image. Click for full size.
4. Courtesy of Terra-Server and USGS
Color highlight added by submitter.
Up-Date Photo 2011 - - 'Pyrmont' Side - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 22, 2011
5. Up-Date Photo 2011 - - 'Pyrmont' Side - Marker
Up-Date Photo 2011 - - 'Hopkins Expedition' Side - Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 22, 2011
6. Up-Date Photo 2011 - - 'Hopkins Expedition' Side - Marker
Up-Date Photo 2011 - - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 22, 2011
7. Up-Date Photo 2011 - - Looking North
Up-Date Photo 2011 - - Looking South / West image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, May 22, 2011
8. Up-Date Photo 2011 - - Looking South / West
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,649 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2011, by Donald Gradeless of Winona Lake, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 17, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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