Public invited to historical marker dedicationJuly 12, 2018
From Local Sources
HAYSVILLE — State and local officials will be on hand Saturday to dedicate a state marker designating the starting point of the survey system designed to divide and organize land on a grid.
Buckingham’s Base Line historical marker will be dedicated at 1 p.m. at the marker, which is located on U.S. 231 one-tenth of a mile south of Haysville.
A marker used to be in the area, but was removed years ago after being damaged in a traffic accident.
Buckingham’s Base Line historical marker commemorates the primary east-west survey line run by Surveyor Ebenezer Buckingham Jr. in 1804. This allowed for accurate land location descriptions, which is important for claiming and purchasing land.
The public is invited to attend the dedication, at which County Surveyor Ken Brosmer and a representative of the Indiana Historical Bureau will speak. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, since there are very few parking spaces in the area. Attendees are also asked to be cautious in the area, since the dedication is along the busy U.S. 231.
Members of the Buckingham’s Base Line Historical Marker Committee will be available for conversations at the Haysville Sommerfest after the dedication. The fest is at Haysville Park, 7210 N. Haysville Park St.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Huntingburg will complete six of its nine Stellar Communities-designated projects by the time...
It has been a good year for the arts in Jasper.
A community saw its labor come to fruition last month when Justyn Moffatt, 15, and his...
Chrisney Elementary School won one of up to 100 Title I Distinguished Schools Awards given...
Sally Saalman Mosby of Leopold will share her story during a Will Read and Sing for Food benefit...
Internships can tell a student a lot about their desired career path. Most of the time, that...
Jasper High School alumni Noah Bawel and Luke Hochgesang have created a website for JHS...
Southridge Middle School Guidance Counselor Doug Collins’ nail painting is one of several...