James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley (HM18C5)

Location: Greenfield, IN 46140 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.109', W 85° 46.35'

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"The Hoosier Poet"

— October 7, 1849-July 22, 1916 —


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James Whitcomb Riley
"The Hoosier Poet"
October 7, 1849-July 22, 1916

Editor, author, poet, lecturer and entertainer. One of the best known Hoosiers of all time, Riley first wrote under the name "Benj. F. Johnson of Boone" and was famous for his use of the Hoosier dialect.
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HM NumberHM18C5
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number30.1967.1
Year Placed1966
Placed ByIndiana Sesquicentennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 605108 N 4404631
Decimal Degrees39.78515000, -85.77250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.109', W 85° 46.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 6.54" N, 85° 46' 21.00" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 W Main St, Greenfield IN 46140, US
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