Near Atlanta in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Association with Wesleyan Methodism by late 1840s fostered ties with neighbors. Agricultural fortunes improved after the railroad’s arrival in 1850s. By 1870, Roberts included over 200 residents and 1700 acres. Emphasis on education prepared new generations for college and careers such as medicine, law, and clergy. Descendants celebrate annually since 1924.
Erected 2016 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Fall Creek Questers No. 758, Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., and descendants of Roberts Settlement. (Marker Number 29.2016.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 11.423′ N, 86° 6.83′ W. Marker is near Atlanta, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is on E. 276th Street 0.8 miles east of U.S. 31, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tipton County (Indiana) World War I and II Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tipton County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Land Between The Rivers (approx. 7.4 miles away); General John Tipton (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tipton County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Tipton County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Dunham House (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. IHB Annotated Text for Marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB) provides notes giving explanations and comments on the marker’s inscription. The link is to the IHB page for the marker with the annotated text. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. Roberts Settlement. Extensive website from the descendants of the Roberts Settlement (Submitted on October 17, 2016.)
3. Roberts Chapel - National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on October 17, 2016.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.