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

Havilah Beardsley

1795 – 1856

 
 
Havilah Beardsley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
1. Havilah Beardsley Marker
Inscription.

In Honor of
Havilah Beardsley.
1795 – 1856

First physician of this township who purchased Section five of the Indians in 1829, and in 1832 laid out the original plat of Elkhart. Built the first saw mill in 1831; the first flour mill in 1832; the first carding mill in 1835; the second flour mill in 1845; the first paper mill in 1847.

Erected by his nephew Albert R. Beardsley 1913
 
Erected 1913.
 
Location. 41° 41.568′ N, 85° 58.71′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on W. Beardsley Avenue west of N. Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart IN 46514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Havilah Beardsley House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main St. Memorial Bridge (about 700 feet away); Development of Diagnostic Test Strips (approx. ¼ mile away); Elkhart River Wharves (approx. ¼ mile away); Ruthmere (approx. 0.3 miles away); Island Park
Havilah Beardsley Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
2. Havilah Beardsley Monument
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Ambrose G. Bierce (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rivers for Recreation (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
 
More about this marker. At the base of the statue is scripted “P. Bazzanti    Florence   1913". At the base of the monument is scripted “E. Hill Turnock - Architect”.
 
Also see . . .  Havilah Beardsley House. Information on Havilah Beardsley and his house located 1/4 mile east of the statue and marker. Also includes a 1913 photo of the statue and marker. (Submitted on April 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Havilah Beardsley Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
3. Havilah Beardsley Monument
View to west along W. Beardsley Avenue
Statue of Havilah Beardsley image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
4. Statue of Havilah Beardsley
At the base of the statue is scripted
“P. Bazzanti   Florence   1913".
Tablet on North Elevation of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
5. Tablet on North Elevation of Monument
Rachel Calhoun Beardsley
1800 — 1890
Tablet on West Elevation of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
6. Tablet on West Elevation of Monument
First Saw Mill in Elkhart
1831
Tablet on South Elevation of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2014
7. Tablet on South Elevation of Monument
Old Beardsley Mill 1845
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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