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Near Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

La Balme Massacre Site

 
 
La Balme Massacre Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
1. La Balme Massacre Site Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
Col. Augustin de La Balme and his
Soldiers who were killed in
Battle with the Miami Indians,
Under Little Turtle, at this place,
November 5th, 1780

 
Erected 1930 by The Col. Augustin de La Balme Chapter of the D. A. R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 9.758′ N, 85° 21.296′ W. Marker is near Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on East de la Balme Road west of South Johnson Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large boulder, with a low black iron fence behind it, on the southwestern edge of some heavily wooded residential property. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eel River Post-Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Last Home of Chief Little Turtle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Augustin De La Balme (approx. 0.8 miles away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away);
La Balme Massacre Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
2. La Balme Massacre Site Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a large boulder.
Site of Little Turtle’s Miami Village (approx. 2.7 miles away); Seek's Village (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Hardin’s Defeat (approx. 4 miles away but has been reported missing); Churubusco War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Augustin de La Balme. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Colonel Augustin de La Balme's Defeat, Indiana Revolutionary War Battle. This is a link to information provided by the Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. LaBalme’s Massacre - 225 Year Commemoration. This is a link to information provided by the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
La Balme Massacre Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
3. La Balme Massacre Site Marker
View of the historical marker with the residential home of the property owner in the distant background.
La Balme Massacre Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. La Balme Massacre Site Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along de la Balme Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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