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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Location: SE corner of SR 550 & CR 55, near Hindostan Falls, Loogootee. (Martin County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 51.1966.1

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First settled in 1818, Hindostan became county seat of Martin County, boasting a population of approximately 1, 200. A "Great Sickness" struck in 1828 bringing death to the inhabitants. The town was never occupied again.

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Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns