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Troy in Perry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham S. Fulton

 
 
Abraham S. Fulton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
1. Abraham S. Fulton Marker
The marker is leaning over with its base. It is yet sound and tight, but needs to be corrected. (Has been reported to the Indiana State Historical Society.)
Inscription. brother of Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat, is buried in Troy Cemetery near this spot. He was fatally injured while felling trees to build the family home on the site called Fulton Hill. The Fulton family owned extensive acreage in Perry County. They had bought the land from Nicholas J. Roosevelt, great-uncle of Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt about 1811. Nicholas J. Roosevelt commanded the first craft propelled by steam upon Western waters --the New Orleans -- built after Fulton's model. This boat stopped at Troy, one of the few fueling sites along the Ohio.
 
Erected 1961 by Perry County Historical Society. (Marker Number 62.1961.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.714′ N, 86° 48.313′ W. Marker is in Troy, Indiana, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Street (State Road 66) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy IN 47588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Home in Indiana (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Employed
Obverse Side - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); A Bit of Swiss (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tell City Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Huffman Mill Bridge 1864-65/Pioneer George Huffman (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Additional keywords. Steam Boat
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Looking West - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
3. Looking West - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker
Looking South - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
4. Looking South - - Abraham S. Fulton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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