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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Elston Homestead

 
 
The Elston Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 19, 2007
1. The Elston Homestead Marker
Inscription. Built in the year 1835 by Major Isaac Compton Elston. A soldier in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. He was then in his thirty-ninth year, a pioneer merchant, banker and financier.

Presented to Wabash College by Major Elston's grandson, Isaac Compton Elston, Jr., 1873-1964. Veteran of the Spanish-American War, banker, broker and long a good friend and trustee of the college.
 
Location. 40° 2.443′ N, 86° 53.801′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is on East Pike Street. Touch for map. Just east of Vernon Street. Lane Place (another historic home) is on the south side of East Pike Street. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elston Memorial Home ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Lew Wallace ( about 400 feet away); Lane Place ( about 600 feet away); Saint John's Episcopal Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Land Office ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Otto Schlemmer Building ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
The Elston Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 19, 2007
2. The Elston Homestead Marker
( approx. mile away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar of 1812War, Spanish-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,724 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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