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Drover TownDrover Town

Location: One block north of Etna Avenue & Henry Street, St. Peter's First United Church of Christ property, Huntington. (Huntington County, Indiana)

Huntington County Historical Society

ID# : 35.1979.1

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Drover Town, the first addition south of Little River was platted Aug. 22, 1857 by Henry Drover. It included about 20 of his 160 acres of woodland. Family first names were given to the streets. Additional subdivisions followed. Huntington's efforts to annex the prosperous settlement were an emotional issue for several years. The resolution to annex came in January 1874. Henry Drover (1815-1880) founder, an emigrant from Prussia, was an outstanding citizen and leader in the community. [diagram]

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Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns, Immigration and Ethnic Groups