Council Grove Minute Men

Council Grove Minute Men (HMO6U)

Location: New Richmond, IN 47967 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.652', W 87° 4.408'

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— Horse Thief Detective Association —

The first horse thief detective association organized in the U.S.A. was founded at this place June 1845 and incorporated February 1848.

* * * Incorporators * * *
James Meharry, William Cosseboon, Absolom Kirkpatrick, Jesse MeHarry, Christian Coon, Elias Moody, John M. Thomas, James Gregory, Thomas Meharry, Edward McBroom, and their associates and successors to the number of two hundred.
* * * Preamble * * *
We, the Citizens of Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Fountain Counties in the State of Indiana, do pledge our sacred honor to assist each other to suppress horse stealing, horse robbing, pick-pockets, and all other thieving, and to regain the stolen horse or horses and all other property and to apprehend the thief or thieves, and for the betterment of our social movements, we adopt this preamble and constitution.
HM NumberHMO6U
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1930
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 493748 N 4451164
Decimal Degrees40.21086667, -87.07346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.652', W 87° 4.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 39.12" N, 87° 4' 24.48" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Unnamed Road, New Richmond IN 47967, US
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