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

Home of Chief Richardville

 
 
Home of Chief Richardville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
1. Home of Chief Richardville Marker
Inscription.

Jean Baptiste Richardville
(Pe-she-wah), 1761-1841
last great chief of the Miamis, made the forks of the Wabash his principal residence. His mother was the influential Tau-cum-wah sister of Chief Little Turtle.

 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 35.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.662′ N, 85° 31.973′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of Wabash Road (U.S. 24) and N Marion Road (State Road 9) on Wabash Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Treaty Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Forks of Wabash (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huntington Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The “Lime City” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall
Home of Chief Richardville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
2. Home of Chief Richardville Marker
The marker on the rock is listed separately and identifies this as an old treaty grounds.
(approx. 2 miles away); Rock House (approx. 2 miles away); Burk's Lock (approx. 2 miles away); Drover Town (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
Home of Chief Richardville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
3. Home of Chief Richardville Marker
Wabash River image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
4. Wabash River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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