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Benton County Indiana Historical Markers

 
Looking South - - Benton County Courthouse Marker image, Touch for more information
By Al Wolf, August 9, 2009
Looking South - - Benton County Courthouse Marker
Indiana (Benton County), Fowler — 04.1995.1 — Benton County Courthouse
Benton County formed by General Assembly in 1840. Oxford first county seat; Fowler became second, 1874. Designed in Second Empire Style by Gorden P. Randall and built 1874 by Levi L. Leach. Located at geographical center of county on land donated by . . . — Map (db m21487) HM
Indiana (Benton County), Fowler — Indian Boundary Line1818 to 1832
(Tablet 1) This boulder marks a boundary line between United States territory and Indian lands which existed for fourteen years. At St. Mary's Ohio on October 2, 1818, a treaty was made and concluded between Jonathan Jennings, Lewis . . . — Map (db m71919) HM
Indiana (Benton County), Fowler — 04.1966.1 — New Purchase Boundary(Treaty of St. Mary's)
In October 1818, Purchasing Commissioners Lewis Cass, Benjamin Parke and Governor Jonathan Jennings acquired Indian claims on the land shown on this marker. About one-third of modern Indiana, was involved in this transaction. — Map (db m21517) HM
Indiana (Benton County), Oxford — 04.1999.1 — Dan Patch
Side One Standard-bred colt (sire Joe Patchen, dam Zelica) foaled 1896 Oxford, Benton County; raised by Daniel A. Messner, Jr. on this farm. A natural pacer, trained for harness racing, a very popular sport in late 1800's and early 1900's. . . . — Map (db m8546) HM
Indiana (Benton County), Oxford — Lest We Not Forget
Those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice Given in their memory by Town of Oxford — Map (db m8558) HM

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