Fremont Indiana

Fremont Indiana (HM1NV)

Location: Fremont, IN 46737 Steuben County
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N 41° 43.852', W 84° 55.975'

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Settled in 1834 as Willow Prairie.

Village of Brockville - Platted in 1837.

Post Office and town changed to Fremont in 1848 in honor of John C. Fremont "the Great Pathfinder." Located on the Vistula Trail, the meeting place for people from the Detroit, Toledo, and Pittsburg areas in their westward movement.

First frame building erected in 1837 near the center of the village. In 1838 the Potawatomi Tribe was removed from the area. First Church - Methodist Episcopal was organized in 1841. First frame school was built in 1845. In 1877 a brick school was erected to replace one built in 1856 which was destroyed by fire. New school was erected on Spring Street between Tolford and Coffin Streets.

Electric lights were installed in 1896.Dr. Wade opened Steuben County's first hospital in 1914.First paved streets were laid in 1922.

Town erected a 60,000 gallon tank and supplied water to the community in 1937. Sewer lines and disposal plant went into service in 1957. At one time Fremont boasted 2 Hotels, and was served by 6 passenger and 4 freight trains daily.
HM NumberHM1NV
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number76.1976.1
Year Placed1976
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 671914 N 4621960
Decimal Degrees41.73086667, -84.93291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.852', W 84° 55.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 51.12" N, 84° 55' 58.50" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 N Wayne St, Fremont IN 46737, US
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