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Brownstown in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule

 
 
Side 'One' - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Side 'One' - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of Col. John Ketcham

1782 - 1865
Fearless pioneer, Ranger, surveyor, public servant who dedicated this public square for seat of government of Jackson County, Ind. when Brownstown was founded April 8, 1816.

Time Capsule

Brownstown Area Sesquicentennial
October 1-8, 1966


To be opened in preparation for
Brownstown, Ind., Bicentennial 2016 A. D.

Steering Committee

Mrs. G. R. Gillespie, Chr. R. A. Brodhecker, V. Chr. R. R. Robertson, Sec. John H. Robertson, Sec. Kathryn Horstman, Tr. Kenneth Ball Alan D. Beickman Mrs. James P. Heller Thomas P. Kieffer Harry McOsker Joseph Nierman Robert Nuss William Sharp Mrs. M. K. Summers

 
Erected 1966 by Ralph L. Anderson great-great-grandson of Col. Ketcham. (Marker Number 36.1966.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.7′ N, 86° 2.526′ W. Marker is in Brownstown, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 50) and East Cross Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main
Side 'Two' - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Side 'Two' - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker
Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/West lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Brownstown, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Brownstown IN 47220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Vallonia (approx. 3.3 miles away); Shieldstown Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Fort Vallonia (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bartholomew Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Driftwood Church and Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Medora Covered Bridge (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownstown.
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
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Wide View - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
3. Wide View - - In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Marker
"Bell" - - A few steps from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
4. "Bell" - - A few steps from marker.
Long View - - Marker & Bell image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
5. Long View - - Marker & Bell
"Tank" on North/West Lawn image. Click for full size.
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6. "Tank" on North/West Lawn
Obverse of "Tank" image. Click for full size.
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7. Obverse of "Tank"
North/East Corner - - Jackson County Courthouse - - Brownstown, Indiana image. Click for full size.
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8. North/East Corner - - Jackson County Courthouse - - Brownstown, Indiana
South/West Corner - - Jackson County Courthouse - - Brownstown, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
9. South/West Corner - - Jackson County Courthouse - - Brownstown, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on September 2, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 30, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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