Gordons Leap Historical

Gordons Leap Historical (HM1W04)

Location: Versailles, IN 47042 Ripley County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 4.383', W 85° 14.9'

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In 1846 three medical students - John B. Glass, Jonathan W. Gordon, and Bernard Mullen attempted to exhume and autopsy a recently deceased man that was buried here. Townsmen were alerted, Glass plummeted nearly 100 feet into a deep ravine just north of here into what is now the Versailles Lake. The doctors escaped and joined the Mexican War. Known as Gordon's Leap, but Glass lept!
HM NumberHM1W04
Placed ByRipley Co. Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 651528 N 4326343
Decimal Degrees39.07305000, -85.24833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.383', W 85° 14.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 22.98" N, 85° 14' 54" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E 2nd North Rd, Versailles IN 47042, US
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