Council House

Council House (HM1G7Y)

Location: Wabash, IN 46992 Wabash County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.828', W 85° 48.937'

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The Council House was used by the commissioners during negotiations and preparation of the Treaty of 1826. Following the completion of the treaty signing, it continued to play an important role in the development of the area.

In the spring of 1827, the Samuel McClure Sr. family relocated from Ohio and lived a short time in the Council House. They are regarded as the first permanent settlers in Wabash County.

In 1830 the first post office in Wabash County was established in this building with David Burr as post master.

In 1832 David Burr utilized the Council House to award contracts for the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal. In 1834 Mr. Burr and Hugh Hanna platted Wabash Town at this site.

For a short time in 1834, the Council House was used for a school.

Following the establishment of Wabash in 1834, David Burr and Hugh Hanna began holding meetings and strategy sessions in the building in an attempt to get Wabash designated as the county seat.

In 1835 Wabash won a close race with Lagro and was designated the county seat.
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HM NumberHM1G7Y
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 599914 N 4516912
Decimal Degrees40.79713333, -85.81561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.828', W 85° 48.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 49.68" N, 85° 48' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)765, 260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 S East St, Wabash IN 46992, US
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