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Parke County's First Election

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Location: Rosedale (Parke County, Indiana)

Marker No Longer Standing

Installed: unknown

ID#: 61.1968.5


On August 6, 1821 Parke County's first election was held in a log house near this site. Seventy votes were cast. One of the defeated candidates was Chauncey Rose, for whom Rosedale was named in 1860.


Early Settlement, Politics