Ovid Butler, Sr.

Ovid Butler, Sr. (HM2IP)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.065', W 86° 8.866'

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(Front): Born 1801 in New York; moved to Indiana 1817. Admitted to bar 1825; became influential lawyer. Settled in Indianapolis 1836. His opposition to slavery on moral and religious grounds was reflected in his political affiliations and support of anti-slavery newspapers; his writings publicly condemned slavery and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

(Back): Butler wrote North Western Christian University charter 1849; founders wanted to provide "liberal and Christian education" away from slavery influences. Indiana General Assembly passed charter 1850; university opened 1855 at 13th Street and College Avenue; renamed to honor Butler 1877. He resided here in "Forest Home" until his death in 1881.
HM NumberHM2IP
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.2007.2
Year Placed2007
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, IDNR; and Old Northside Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572975 N 4404177
Decimal Degrees39.78441667, -86.14776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.065', W 86° 8.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 3.90" N, 86° 8' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1306 N Park Ave, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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