Samuel Milroy

Samuel Milroy (HM4NP)

Location: Delphi, IN 46923 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 35.661', W 86° 39.468'

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Child of the American Revolution

[front of marker]
Samuel Milroy was born 1780 in Pennsylvania and is a "Child of the American Revolution". His father served as a Patriot in the war for Independence. In 1826, at the age of 46, Samuel moved to Carroll County and built a cabin, which was located on this site. In 1827, he presented the petition to the Legislature to form the County. He also laid out the streets and public square of Delphi in 1828. Milroy was a friend of President Jackson, a Brigadier-General serving on the Board of Visitors of West Point and was an Indian Agent in his later years.

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One among the early and most prominent of the pioneers of the territory, out of which Carroll County was organized, was General Samuel Milroy.
History of Carroll Co. by Dr. Steward

"He was one of the warmest friends of the interests of Delphi she ever had - He struggled against her enemies, and had it not been for his never ceasing exertions, on one or two occasions, the County seat would have no doubt been removed."
"This sums of the life of General Milroy, who, in his day, was not only one of the most prominent citizens of Carroll County but of the State of Indiana."
Weekly Times-Delphi, In. Sat. April 21, 1849

"His house was the home of hospitallity, where friends and strangers found a ready welcome —."
T.B. Helm, History of Carroll County 1882

The original monument of Samuel Milroy that is at this location was sculpted by Harry S. Milroy 1867-1935 (Grandson of Gen. Samuel Milroy) in 1916 for the Hoosier State Centennial.
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HM NumberHM4NP
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Children of the American Revolution, K. Cassandra "Cassie" Carter, State President, 2004-2005
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 528955 N 4493783
Decimal Degrees40.59435000, -86.65780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.661', W 86° 39.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 39.66" N, 86° 39' 28.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1599 Old Camden Rd, Delphi IN 46923, US
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