The depot was located where the current Post Office is located. The Stites Hotel was located to the immediate north. The Detroit, Eel River and Illinois railroad came to town in 1853, and was a vital reason for the growth of the town. the depot . . . — — Map (db m174729) HM
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) WM
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
This DX Station was located at the corner of W. Washington and N. Main. This was taken in 1938 when Dale Sprouls owned the station.
Later Bob Overholser took possession. He operated the station until the late 1960's. This station had an . . . — — Map (db m174730) HM
Shortly after the town's founding an application was made to the postal authorities at Washington for a post office under the name "Franklin".
It was refused because a Franklin post office already existed in Indiana and the department would . . . — — Map (db m174726) HM
Colonel John Hardin, of the Kentucky Militia, with 180 men and Captain John Armstrong, U.S. Army, with 30 men, were routed here on October 19, 1790, by Indians under Miami Chief Little Turtle during General Harmar's Campaign. — — Map (db m211299) HM
Operated on this corner by Clarence and Fern Brumbaugh from 1929 until 1942. They were a blind couple. Clarence lost his sight at the age of 12 and Fern at age 8.
Their home was on West Pleasant Street in Churubusco.
They made rugs and . . . — — Map (db m174728) HM