The Dunham House

The Dunham House (HMPA1)

Location: Kempton, IN 46049 Tipton County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 16.827', W 86° 13.897'

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In 1849, Jacob Dunham and Catherine Goodnight Dunham, originally from Virginia and Pennsylvania, purchased this land, formerly part of the Miami Indian Reserve, through a U. S. Land Grant. Their grandson, William Riley Dunham, was an Indiana Legislator who built the house, circa 1880's The Dunham family was committed to serving the public in politics, medicine, education, and agriculture. Other families that married into Dunham family were by the name Goodnight, Kearney, and Stroup.

This Dunham Family is the same line which produced the 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Barack H. Obama. President Obama and his family first visited the Dunham House on May 3, 2008.
HM NumberHMPA1
Year Placed2010
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 565320 N 4459168
Decimal Degrees40.28045000, -86.23161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 16.827', W 86° 13.897'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 16' 49.62" N, 86° 13' 53.82" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 707 S West St, Kempton IN 46049, US
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