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Near Brushy Prairie in LaGrange County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lagrange Phalanx

 
 
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By Dave Zollinger, July 22, 2011
1. The Lagrange Phalanx Marker
Inscription. The Fourier System of communal living was attempted here between 1843 and 1848. Approximately thirty families lived by rules established in councils of industry, commerce, justice and education. Their "new social order" was a failure.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 44.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 38.517′ N, 85° 15.9′ W. Marker is near Brushy Prairie, Indiana, in LaGrange County. Marker is on U.S. 20 half a mile east of State Road 3, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange IN 46761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Milford World War I Monument (approx. 7.5 miles away); Commemorating LaGrange Centennial 1836 - 1936 (approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County W. W. II Honor Rolls (approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County Honor Rolls - W. W. I, Korea, and Other Service
The Lagrange Phalanx Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 22, 2011
2. The Lagrange Phalanx Marker
View looking east along US Hwy 20.
(approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County Organized 1832 (approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County American Revolution Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); LaGrange County Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is easy to see when approaching from either direction on US 20.
There is a gravel turnout for parking next to the marker on the north side of highway.
 
Also see . . .
1. Journal of the Indiana House of Representatives. The Lagrange Phalanx is mentioned in the Journal of the Indiana House of Representatives. (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.) 

2. History of American Socialisms. The Lagrange Phalanx mentioned in the book "History of American Socialisms". (Submitted on July 23, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana.) 
 
Additional keywords. Socialism
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Lagrange Phalanx Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, July 22, 2011
3. The Lagrange Phalanx Marker
Looking north from the gravel parking area at the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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