Brownstown in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule
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.
Brownstown Area Sesquicentennial
October 1-8, 1966
To be opened in preparation for
Brownstown, Ind., Bicentennial 2016 A. D.
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 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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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 504 times since then. 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.