Birthplace James Whitcomb Riley The Hoosier Poet October 7 1849 - July 22 1916
Location: 250 W. Main Street/US 40, Greenfield. (Hancock County, Indiana)
Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1967
ID# : 30.1967.1
Editor, author, poet, lecturer and entertainer. One of the best known Hoosiers of all time, Riley first wrote under the name of "Benj. F. Johnson of Boone" and was famous for his use of Hoosier dialect.
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