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Indiana Territorial Line (east-west boundary at this point)

Location: US 31 & Johnson Road, south edge of South Bend. (St. Joseph County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 71.1966.1

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The boundaries between Indiana and Michigan territories was established on June 30, 1805. Just before Indiana became a state in 1816, the line was moved ten miles north to provide frontage on Lake Michigan.

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, Government Institutions