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Indiana Territory Line

Location: South side of US 33 between Dunlap and Goshen, south of Elkhart. (Elkhart County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 20.1966.1

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

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, Government Institutions