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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Location: US 24 at state line, west of Kentland. Missing. (Newton County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 56.1966.1


In 1821 the Indiana-Illinois state line was surveyed by General John Tipton for Indiana and Samuel McClintoc for Illinois. They ran the line and marked each mile of it from Vincennes to Lake Michigan.


Early Settlement and Exploration