“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
South Whitley in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

South Whitley

First Town in County - - First Post Office

South Whitley Marker image. Click for full size.
Whitley County Historical Museum
1. South Whitley Marker
Inscription. In 1837 Joseph Parrett caused to be surveyed and platted 42 lots on the north bank of Eel River and named the town Springfield. Also in 1837 a post office was established and named Whitley by the department, there being another Springfield in the state. Upon the establishment of a post office at the county seat named Whitley Court House, the name was changed to South Whitley and has so remained. Whitley County was organized in 1838: thus South Whitley and its post office is older than the county.
Erected 1966 by Whitley County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 5.038′ N, 85° 37.575′ W. Marker is in South Whitley, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker can be reached from East Front Street east of South State Street (State Road 5), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker located at entrance of Town Park. On East Front Street the Park entrance is between the Town City Buildings - - follow the drive-way. Marker is in this post office area: South Whitley IN 46787, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Whitley Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); F-84 Thunder Streak (within shouting distance of this marker); First School in Whitley County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Larwill Indiana (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Island (approx. 8 miles away); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (approx. 8.7 miles away); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Ralph F. Gates (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Whitley.
Also see . . .  Whitley County Historical Museum. (Submitted on August 2, 2013.)
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2013. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 2, 2013.
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