John Kimberlin Farm Historical

John Kimberlin Farm Historical (HM1VPV)

Location: Nabb, IN 47147 Scott County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 36.533', W 85° 38.217'

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Kimberlin, a Revolutionary War veteran, was first person to purchase land in what is now Scott County In 1804, he bought Tract 264 of land grant to soldiers of George Rogers Clark. His family settled 1805 in well-built cabin northwest of here, cleared land, built fences, and farmed. He and his wife are buried in the cemetery southwest of here.

(Side 2)

After Pigeon Roost massacre in September 1812, his cabin was converted to fortified blockhouse and sheltered area settlers. Nearly 600 mounted volunteers from Kentucky and Indiana territory came to protect the area, encamped on his land, and used his supplies. He petitioned the U.S. Congress in 1832 for payment and received $150 in 1834.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Preservation Alliance, Inc., and Scoutt County Community Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 618678 N 4274256
Decimal Degrees38.60888333, -85.63695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.533', W 85° 38.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 31.98" N, 85° 38' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)812
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5701-5833 S Westport Rd, Nabb IN 47147, US
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