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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Benton County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Benton County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Benton County, IN (5) Jasper County, IN (15) Newton County, IN (2) Tippecanoe County, IN (56) Warren County, IN (12) White County, IN (9) Iroquois County, IL (7) Vermilion County, IL (63)  BentonCounty(5) Benton County (5)  JasperCounty(15) Jasper County (15)  NewtonCounty(2) Newton County (2)  TippecanoeCounty(56) Tippecanoe County (56)  WarrenCounty(12) Warren County (12)  WhiteCounty(9) White County (9)  IroquoisCountyIllinois(7) Iroquois County (7)  VermilionCounty(63) Vermilion County (63)
Fowler is the county seat for Benton County
Adjacent to Benton County, Indiana
      Jasper County (15)  
      Newton County (2)  
      Tippecanoe County (56)  
      Warren County (12)  
      White County (9)  
      Iroquois County, Illinois (7)  
      Vermilion County, Illinois (63)  
 
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1Indiana, Benton County, Fowler — 04.1995.1 — Benton County Courthouse
On East 6th Street west of South Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
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
2Indiana, Benton County, Fowler — Indian Boundary Line1818 to 1832
On 3000 County Road 300 E (State Road 55) at County Road E 300 N, on the right when traveling north on 3000 County Road 300 E.
(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
3Indiana, Benton County, Fowler — 04.1966.1 — New Purchase Boundary(Treaty of St. Mary's)
On State Road 18 west of County Road N200W, on the right when traveling east.
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
4Indiana, Benton County, Oxford — 04.1999.1 — Dan Patch
On South Michigan Street (State Road 352) south of East McConnell Street (State Road 55), on the left when traveling south.
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
5Indiana, Benton County, Oxford — Lest We Not Forget
On East Mc Connell Street at North Justus Street, on the left on East Mc Connell Street.
Those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice Given in their memory by Town of OxfordMap (db m8558) WM
 
 
 
 
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Jan. 30, 2023