• Marshall County was established February 7, 1835, and Plymouth was designated the county seat. (Source: Postal History of Indiana, Vol. 1)
• In a treaty concluded in 1826 with native peoples in the area, a Right Of Way was created connecting Central Indiana to the Michigan state border. This access through tribal lands allowed the building of the Michigan Road, grandfather to today’s U.S. Route 31.
By building the Michigan Road, access to Marshall County was made easier, settlement and development increased rapidly. The population in 1840 was just under 1,00 people, by 1850 the population was between 5,000 and 6,000 people. (Source: Postal History of Indiana, Vol. 1)
• During the Civil War (1861- 1865) agents of a radical southern sympathizing group,
The Knights of the Golden Circle threatened to burn Plymouth to the ground. The plot was uncovered and the plan was never carried out. (Source: Marshall County Historical Museum, Newspaper files from 1863.)
• The larger communities of Marshall County are Plymouth, Bremen, Bourbon, LaPaz, Argos, and Culver. Some of the smaller communities in Marshall County are Tyner, Teegarden, Inwood, Hibbard, Burr Oak, and Tippecanoe.
• Some towns that were around in the beginning of Marshall County that have vanished over the years are Blissville, Rutland, Huckleberry Marsh, Panama, Linksville, Elizabethtown, Walnut, Maxinkaukee and Wolf Creek. Source: History of Marshall County, by MacDonald
• John Meck Industries was established in Plymouth prior to World War 2, making phonographs and radios. During the war, production, like many manufacturers, switched to war production. When World War 2 ended, Meck Industries was among the first companies to produce radios for the civilian market. They also made early TV’s and remained in business until the 1960s.
• Plymouth is home to the 1982 State Basketball Champions.
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Sat., June 1, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun., June 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
River Park Square, Plymouth, IN