1825 Lafayette 1925

1825 Lafayette 1925 (HMN8T)

Location: Lafayette, IN 47901 Tippecanoe County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 25.122', W 86° 53.601'

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1826 Tippecanoe County 1926

Lafayette. 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.

Tippecanoe County. Long a favorite abode of the red man. Scene of French and British rivalry, of Fort Ouiatenon, and of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Staunch supporter of the Union 1861 - 1865. Responsive to the call of oppressed Cuba 1898. Lavish of wealth and manhood in the World War 1917 - 1918. Seat of the State Soldiers' Home.

Rich in history and material resources, illustrious in gifted sons and daughters, and sustained by devoted citizens. The City of Lafayette and Tippecanoe County with reverence for the past and with confidence in the future close the first Century.
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HM NumberHMN8T
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Year Placed1926
Placed ByLafayette - Tippecanoe County Joint Centennial Council
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 509047 N 4474235
Decimal Degrees40.41870000, -86.89335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.122', W 86° 53.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 7.32" N, 86° 53' 36.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette IN 47901, US
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