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Huggart Settlement

Location: NW corner at junction of SR 4 & Mulberry Road east of Potato Creek State Park, Union Township. (St. Joseph County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau and Huggart Settlement Task Force

ID# : 71.1998.1

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First land purchased by Huggart brothers in 1834; area settled and farmed by their families and several other African-American households circa 1850-1890s. Settlement families attended nearby schools and churches and worked with neighbors in surrounding areas. Many residents were buried in nearby Porter-Rea Cemetery now in Potato Creek State Park.

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African American