Calvin Fletcher

Calvin Fletcher (HMJR)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46204 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.674', W 86° 8.956'

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Born 1798 in Ludlow, Vermont, Fletcher and his wife Sarah came to this newly-named state capital 1821. They lived here 1839-1855 on a 269-acre farm, Wood Lawn, which encompassed most of today's Fletcher Place Historic District. He was active and influential in most aspects of life and culture in Indianapolis and in development of the state.

Fletcher opposed slavery and promoted organization of U.S. colored troops in Indiana in Civil War. He died 1866 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. He firmly established the Fletcher name in Indianapolis history; some of his children continued the legacy. His extensive diaries and letters remain essential sources for study of early Indiana.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number49.2006.1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association, and Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 572871 N 4401603
Decimal Degrees39.76123333, -86.14926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.674', W 86° 8.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 40.44" N, 86° 8' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 S East St, Indianapolis IN 46204, US
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