Site Of Wesley Park's Home

Site Of Wesley Park's Home (HM14X0)

Location: Auburn, IN 46706 DeKalb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 22.083', W 85° 3.278'

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On this site stood the log home of Wesley Park, co-founder with John Howe of the City of Auburn in 1836.Park's cabin was an important social and governmentcenter, serving as a tavern, resting place, and courthouse for early settlers and westbound travelers. In 1841, after a fire destroyed the cabin, Park arranged for the construction of a two story frame dwelling at the same site. In the early 20th century, that home was moved to the northwest corner of Union and Second streets, where it remains today. Park moved to Missouri following his service in the Civil War. He never lived to see the community hehelped establish grow and flourish and become known around the world for the carriages and automobiles it would produce.
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HM NumberHM14X0
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByDr. Donald and Nancy Derrow
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 662698 N 4581441
Decimal Degrees41.36805000, -85.05463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.083', W 85° 3.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 4.98" N, 85° 3' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-302 N Cedar St, Auburn IN 46706, US
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