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Churubusco War Memorial image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr.
Churubusco War Memorial
Indiana (Whitley County), Churubusco — Churubusco War Memorial
This tablet erected to perpetuate the memory of those who sacrificed their lives and honoring those who served in our armed forces. World Wars I & II This tablet is dedicated to amend the above tablet to include the Korean and Viet Nam . . . — Map (db m16274) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Churubusco — Concord Methodist Church
First Church Site in Whitley County. July 30, 1839, Jacob and Chatherine Van Houten deeded 1/4 acre land here on the northeast corner to the Methodist Episcopal Church for a house of worship named Concord. A log church served until . . . — Map (db m67207) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Colonel Augustin De La BalmeAmerican Revolution
[Front Side of Marker]; With recommendation from Benjamin Franklin, Augustin de La Balme, former French Cavalry officer, came to America to assist in the American Revolution. In November 1780, allegedly under secret orders from . . . — Map (db m52817) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Dr. Lloyd C. Douglas1877 - - - 1951
Lloyd Cassel Douglas, minister and author, was born on this site, August 27, 1877. His father A. J. Douglas, was pastor of Grace Lutheran Church at that time. Lloyd Douglas became a minister and served a number of Lutheran and . . . — Map (db m67209) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.2001.1 — Eel River BattlefieldWar of 1812
After General William Henry Harrison relieved Fort Wayne, he ordered Colonel James Simrall in September 1812 to prevent further Miami Indian attacks in the area. The Miamis fled as troops destroyed villages, crops, and supplies along Eel River; . . . — Map (db m1335) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Eel River Post-Fort
Ten Rods North. Site of a Miami trading post 1762. Fortified by Chief Little Turtle 1779. House built for him after Greenville Treaty. Spared when Fort Razed by Colonel Simrall. Sept 1812. Funded by Col. Augustin de le Balme Chapter, Daughters . . . — Map (db m1337) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.1966.1 — Home of Thomas R. Marshall
Born in North Manchester, March 14, 1854, he practiced law in Columbia City until his election as Governor of Indiana (1909–1913). Served two terms as Vice-President (1913–1921). Died June 1, 1925, and was buried in Indianapolis. — Map (db m1334) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — La Balme Massacre Site
In Memory of Col. Augustin de La Balme and his Soldiers who were killed in Battle with the Miami Indians, Under Little Turtle, at this place, November 5th, 1780 — Map (db m52758) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Last Home of Chief Little Turtle
1752.......................1812 Site of British Fort and Last Home of Chief Little Turtle (Me-she-me-noc-quah) 1795.......................1812Map (db m52803) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Marshall, McNagny & ClugstonAttorneys at Law
Offices of this once prominent group were above - second floor front from 1889 - 1908. Thomas R. Marshall (1854 - 1925) Governor of Indiana 1909 - 1913 and U.S. Vice President with Pres. Woodrow Wilson two terms 1913 - 1921. William F. . . . — Map (db m16273) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.2013.1 — Ralph F. Gates
Side One: Columbia City attorney and banker, Gates (1893-1978) was elected State Commander of American Legion, 1931. In 1944, he led Republican Party to control of state offices and Indiana General Assembly. As Governor (1945-1949), he . . . — Map (db m67886) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Seek's VillageIndian Reservation
This area is within the territorial limits of Seek's Village Miami Indian Reservation. The tribe, ordered by the U.S. government to a reservation near Leavenworth, KS, left in 1837. — Map (db m52836) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Site of First County Court and First Mill
This site, comprising 240 acres, was obtained from the government in 1836 by Richard Baughan. Here in 1841 he constructed the first flour and saw mill. Flour was of inferior quality and production was soon terminated. The saw mill was . . . — Map (db m67218) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.1966.2 — Site of Little Turtle’s Miami Village
Little Turtle (Mishikinoqkwa), c. 1747–1812, was born and raised here on the Eel (Kenapocomoco) River. The Miami village was destroyed by American troops in 1812 and most of the tribe was removed from Indiana by 1843. — Map (db m1336) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — The Island
This area of high ground, over 300 acres south of the Eel River, is called "The Island". It was once a principal stronghold of the Miami Indians under Chief Little Turtle. It was a boundary line for lands between the Pottawattomis and Miamis, an . . . — Map (db m29996) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Thomas Riley Marshall
Whitley County’s most distinguished citizen was a Columbia City resident active in civic affairs for 33 years. Born at North Manchester March 14, 1854. Spent boyhood years at nearby Pierceton and youth at Wabash College at Crawfordsville. Admitted . . . — Map (db m12269) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County
Dedicated to the Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County Who served their Country and the Cause of Freedom in World Wars I and II (Left Side): They Gave their Lives only Yesterday (Right Side): For a . . . — Map (db m12244) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Whitley CountyOrganized April 1, 1838
This County was named for Colonel William Whitley, who was born in Virginia, August 17, 1749, and moved to Kentucky in 1775. He built Whitley House, the first brick house West of the Alleghenies, near Sanford, Kentucky. This adventurous . . . — Map (db m12239) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Whitley County Civil War Memorial
( Front / North Side - Memorial ) ( Right Edge ) __ Brown - Co _ 187 Ind Reg - Watters Brigade • J. Washburn - Co. F 12 Reg. I.V.I. - Co _ 132 Reg. I.V.I. • _ N Hughes - Co. E 30 Reg I.V.I. - Enlisted Sept. 24, 1861 - Discharged . . . — Map (db m13227) WM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Whitley County Jail
The first public building in Whitley County was a log jail built in 1840 on the southeast corner on what is now the courthouse square. That jail cost $490. It was burned in 1855 by a prisoner awaiting trial. A second two story jail was . . . — Map (db m67237) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Whitley County Korean War Memorial
Freedom is not Free Korean War Memorial Dedicated to all Who Served 1950 - 1953 We Remember By: M. Garvey Those we left there is the cold We remember We remember Have no fears of growing old oh do we remember . . . — Map (db m13044) WM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — Whitley County Viet Nam Memorial
To the men of Whitley County who gave their lives during the Viet Nam Conflict so that mankind might live in freedom Gary M. Archibald • Kinsley B. Brennan • Roger Egolf • Lynn Harris • Max Johnson • Dennis Kneller • Douglas Kreider • Dale E. . . . — Map (db m80554) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Columbia City — 92.1959.1 — Wm. Wells 1770 - 1812
Miami captive at 14; adopted by Little Turtle; appointed chief scout by Wayne in 1793; granted farm near Ft. Wayne by Congress for "valiant and conspicuous service." Died in Ft. Dearborn Massacre. — Map (db m58108) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Etna — Etna Township now a part of Etna - Troy
Originally a part of Noble County, it joined Whitley County in 1860. The town of Etna, surveyed by John H. Alexander in 1849, was named by Lafayette Lanson for his former home in Ohio. Due to the layout of the township roads, five school . . . — Map (db m67217) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Etna — Thomas Estlick, Jr.,
was the first white child born in Troy Township, Whitley County, June 23, 1838, near this site. Thomas Estlick Sr., his father, pur- chased 120 acres of U.S. Government land at $1.25 per acre and settled here. He named Goose and Loon . . . — Map (db m67236) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), Larwill — Larwill Indiana
Larwill, formerly Huntsville, was laid out on November 13 1854 along the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railroad. It was located at the corners of four farms - Henry McLallen, Sr. Jesse S. Perrin, Thomas J. Hammontree, and Truman Hunt. . . . — Map (db m67235) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), South Whitley — F-84 Thunder StreakIn Memory of Those Who Served
F - 84 Thunder Streak Served Korean War In Memory of Those who Served our Nation’s Cause in All Conflicts Past - Present - Future Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Dedicated September, 1985 . . . — Map (db m67219) WM
Indiana (Whitley County), South Whitley — First School in Whitley County
“Let There Be Light” During the year 1837 in a log cabin near this spot David Parrett taught the First School in Whitley County. This Memorial Dedicated December 4, 1937 by The Teachers of Whitley . . . — Map (db m67229) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), South Whitley — South WhitleyFirst Town in County - - First Post Office
In 1837 Joseph Parrett caused to be surveyed and platted 42 lots on the north bank of Eel River and named the town Springfield. Also in 1837 a post office was established and named Whitley by the department, there being another Springfield . . . — Map (db m67234) HM
Indiana (Whitley County), South Whitley — South Whitley Grist Mill1848 - 1936
This mill stone was used by the South Whitley Mill, built on this site by W.W. Arnold and Brothers in 1848. It was originally powered by water from the Eel River with the aid of a wooden dam. One of its products was "Sunshine Flour". The mill . . . — Map (db m68032) HM

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