Bluffton in Wells County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles C. Deam
Born 1865 near Bluffton; died 1953. Resided most of his life on land south of here where house, study, and arboretum located. A Bluffton druggist, he was avid collector of botanical specimens throughout the state 1890s - 1920s. Documented important biological transition taking place between eras of virgin forests and intensive agricultural cultivation.
Appointed Indiana's first State Forester (1909-1913, 1917-1928); Research Forester 1928-1940. Author of books on trees, shrubs, grasses, and flora of Indiana. Collections in Deam Herbarium, Indiana University, and Deam Arboretum, Bluffton. Charles C. Deam National Wilderness Area, 12,953-acre preserve, established in southern Indiana 1982.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Wells County Historical Society. (Marker Number 90.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 44.33′ N, 85° 9.919′ W. Marker is in Bluffton, Indiana, in Wells County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Market St and Wayne St, on the right when traveling east on E. Market St. Touch for map. Marker is located
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickett's Run (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wells County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wells County 1862 Cannon - Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wells County War on Terrorism Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Wells County Veterans Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Deam Oak (approx. 3.1 miles away); Indian Mill Stone (approx. 10.8 miles away); Thomas Mill Water Turbine (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluffton.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Nearby marker on the Deam Oak.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Persons •
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