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

Samuel Huntington

1731 -- 1796

 

—Signer of the Declaration of Independence —

 
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By Willard McKinzie, July 1, 2011
1. Samuel Huntington Marker
Inscription. This city, township and county were named for Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and important political figure in the Revolutionary War era. Records indicate the name was given by Elias Murray, Huntington's nephew, when he had the area surveyed for land agent John Tipton. This pioneer settlement had previously been know as Flint Springs.
 
Erected by American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.85′ N, 85° 29.623′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Jefferson St. 0 miles north of State St. (Road Hunting). Touch for map. This marker is in the West lawn of the Huntington County Courthouse just South of the steps. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Huntington County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (a few steps from this marker); Ex Parte Milligan
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By Willard McKinzie, July 1, 2011
2. Samuel Huntington Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Danforth Quayle (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drover Town (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Huntington - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2014, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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