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Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA



 


Notes: Lafayette (/ˌlɑːfiːˈɛt/ or lah-fee-YET) is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles (169 km) southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 67,140, roughly a 19% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile the 2010 U.S. Census pegged the year-round (excluding Purdue University students) population of West Lafayette at 29,596 and a Tippecanoe County population of 172,780.
History
When European explorers arrived at the area around what is now Tippecanoe County, it was inhabited by a tribe of Miami Indians known as the Ouiatenon or Weas. In 1717, the French government established Fort Ouiatenon across the Wabash River and three miles (5 km) south of present-day Lafayette. The fort became the center of trade for fur trappers, merchants and Indians. An annual reenactment and festival known as Feast of the Hunters' Moon takes place there each autumn.
The town of Lafayette was platted in May 1825 by William Digby, a trader. It was designated as the county seat of the newly formed Tippecanoe County the following year. Like many frontier towns, Lafayette was named for General Lafayette, a French soldier who significantly aided George Washington's Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Lafayette toured the United States in 1824 and 1825.
In its earliest days, Lafayette was a shipping center on the Wabash River. In 1838, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, the first United States Patent Commissioner, published a booklet titled Valley of the Upper Wabash, Indiana, with Hints on Its Agricultural Advantages, to promote settlement of the region. By 1845, Ellsworth had…

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City/Town : Latitude: 40.4167022, Longitude: -86.87528689999999


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Keller, Alice Mary  21 July 1911Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA I703800

Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Kennedy, Carolyn M.  16 July 1989Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA I722779
2 Siemers, Hermann Franz Wilhelm  22 June 1982Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA I397653

Married

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Siemers / Keller  26 June 1936Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA F220233
2 Siemers / Kennedy  28 December 1963Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA F234017

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