1826 Tippecanoe County 1926Lafayette. Named for America's friend from France. Founded by William Digby in May 1825. Head of navigation on Wabash River. Important Port of Wabash Canal 1843 - 1859. Well-known station in "underground Railroad." Home of Purdue University, established 1874. Center of Fertile agricultural area.
|Placed By||Lafayette - Tippecanoe County Joint Centennial Council|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 509047 N 4474235|
|Decimal Degrees||40.41870000, -86.89335000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 25.122', W 86° 53.601'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 25' 7.32" N, 86° 53' 36.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette IN 47901, US|
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