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Near Loogootee in Martin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Hindostan

(.6 mile south)

 
 
Site of Hindostan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
1. Site of Hindostan Marker
Inscription. First settled in 1818, Hindostan became county seat of Martin County, boasting a population of approximately 1,200. A “Great Sickness” struck in 1828 bringing death to the inhabitants. The town was never occupied again.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 51.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 37.948′ N, 86° 51.053′ W. Marker is near Loogootee, Indiana, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 550 and Hindostan Falls Road (County Road 55), on the right when traveling east on State Road 550. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shoals IN 47581, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin County Honor Roll (approx. 3.9 miles away); Martin County Court House (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Martin County Guards / Never to be Forgotten (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  IHB Review of Marker. In 2010 the Indiana Historical Bureau reviewed the marker for accuracy and relevance with the conclusion
Site of Hindostan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
2. Site of Hindostan Marker
Marker is at southeast corner of intersection of State Route 550 and County Road 55
“the marker’s text is misleading and in some instances incorrect.” The link is to the IHB report with their findings. (Submitted on October 21, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hindostan Falls image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
3. Hindostan Falls
The town site of Hindostan was located near the Hindostan Falls on the north (right) bank of the East Fork of White River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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