Lafayette, IN Historic Real Estate: Tippecanoe Battlefield Monument Battle Ground, Indiana

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Lafayette, IN Historic Real Estate:  Tippecanoe Battlefield Monument Battle Ground, Indiana

 

Lafayette, IN Historic Real Estate:  Tippecanoe Battlefield Monument Battle Ground, Indiana

The ground for the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park was purchased and donated to the state of Indiana by John Tipton in 1836 to preserve the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe that was fought in 1811.

The Battle of Tippecanoe is regarded by many historians as the opening battle of the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain.  Native American forces, led by The Prophet, attacked the U.S. Army and militia troops under the command of General William Henry Harrison on a plateau near the Tippecanoe River before dawn on November 7, 1811. 

Harrison's troops prevailed and settlers in the Old Northwest Territory held Britain responsible for supplying arms out of Canada to the Native American forces.

The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park operates an interpretive museum, nature center, hiking trails, and is surrounded by 200 year old plus oak trees that were around when the Battle of Tippecanoe was fought.

The white granite obelisk was finished and dedicated in 1908; a heraldic eagle stands guard at the battlefield site gate.

 

Historic Battle Ground, Indiana is located about seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana off State Highway 43 North.  The grounds are open daily during the summer and contain deeply shaded areas perfect for picnics.  Burnett's Creek offers wading to cool off on a hot summer day, and the adventurous can hike the Wabash Heritage Trail all the way back to Lafayette along  scenic Burnett's Creek and the Wabash River.

Looking for a place to settle down near historic Battle Ground or the Lafayette/West Lafayette area?  We can help you find your own wooded or riverfront home.  Call Sharon and  Bruce Walter at 765-426-5343 to avoid any battles in finding your next home.  We can help!

 

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Rainmaker
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Bruce, you are quite the history buff and I can appreciate that!  My hubby is loving St Petersburg and off to Moscow

Jun 18, 2013 11:51 PM #1
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Fascinating War of 1812 history and the Battle of Tippecanoe, Bruce and Sharon.

Jun 19, 2013 02:01 AM #2
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Kristin, St. Petersburg is an incredible city.  One of my best stories was at the airport in St. Petersburg flying down to Moscow.  I'll be interested if he had a similar experience.

Jun 19, 2013 04:25 AM #3
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Myrl,

The Battle of Tippecanoe derailed Tecumseh's plans for an Indian Confederacy as he was away developing support for a confederacy to effectively oppose the expansion by the Anglos, when his half-brother impulsively attacked Harrison's forces.  It also cemented the support of the western frontier against Britain as the Native Americans were being supplied by the English out of Canada with weapons.  Proof was acquired after the battle when British arms were found on the battlefield site.  This helped whip up war sentiment in conjunction with the violation of US neutral rights on the high seas and the impressment of US sailors by the British.

Jun 19, 2013 04:33 AM #4
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Hello Sharon and Bruce,

Great information about your area plus a very interesting historical background. Best of luck to you.

Jun 19, 2013 09:22 AM #5
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What a great history lesson and discussion of the Tippecanoe Battlefield park.  I love reading your blog posts, I always learn someting. 

Jun 22, 2013 11:39 AM #6
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Alan,

Battle Ground, Indiana has a great history to it and the State of Indiana added a large state park just east of the town and battlefield site.  It is an interesting place to visit and a great place to live!

Jun 22, 2013 01:12 PM #7
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Judi, why thank you!  It is always a day brightener to have a visit from you!

Jun 22, 2013 01:13 PM #8
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Bruce,

You are the day brightener.  Thank you for blogging substance.

Jun 26, 2013 08:38 PM #9
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Bruce  The 200 yeaar plus oak trees addd another level of significance to the park.  You are a fantastic raconteur

Jul 02, 2013 06:10 AM #10
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Judi, wow that is a great compliment coming from the Real Estate broker and blogger extraordinaire who owns the SE OK real estate market!

Jul 05, 2013 12:29 AM #11
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Karen,  how did you know that I was a good raccoon hunter???   ^_~

Jul 05, 2013 12:32 AM #12
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What a beautiful picture of the park. It looks so serene and inviting.

Jul 05, 2013 10:57 PM #13
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Lorrie, the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park is a great place to visit and hike around.  Prophetstown State Park is located less than two miles away.

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