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Cambridge City

Indiana

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Cambridge City Area

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PO Box 206    

Cambridge City, IN 47327    

765-478-4689    

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Upcoming Events

 

Contact the Town of Cambridge City for utilities and permits:  

(765) 478-3522 or

townofcambridgecity@comcast.net

Candidate Forum - April 24@ Cambridge City Public Library

 

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus - May 17 www.cmcircus.com

 

Fireworks - TBA

 

Canal Days - Sept. 8 & 9

 

Cambridge City Christmas Wonderland- November 24

History

 

General Meredith

 

Historic Timeline

 

Historic Homes

 

Overbeck Pottery

 

Historic Landmarks

 

 

General Solomon Meredith of Cambridge City

deserves special mention. General Meredith was born

in North Carolina in 1810 and traveled by foot to Indiana,

arriving at Cambridge City on May 5th, 1829. He served

as sheriff of Wayne county (1834-1838), Representative

in the State Legislature (1845-49), U. S. Marshal

for Indiana (1859-63).

     

In July 1861 he was appointed a Colonel of the 19th

Regular Indiana Volunteer Infantry, known during the

war as the "Iron Brigade." General Meredith was wounded at Gainesville in 1862 and at Gettysburg in 1863. He held many successful commands and was relieved of army service on May 28th, 1865 due to poor health. He had three sons who served in the Civil War.The Old Meredith home is located at 211 Meredith Street in Cambridge City, Indiana. Ira Lackey built the home in 1836 and sold it to General Meredith in 1851. For the next fifty years it was known as the Oakland Farm or the Meredith place.

 

Mr. Meredith, active in political life, was host on

many occasions to men of note and distinction.

The members of the State Legislature were at

one time guests at a party in his house.

Mrs. Meredith was the daughter of Samuel

Hannah of Centerville, who was Secretary of

State, and was a most gracious hostess and the

handsome double parlors of splendid colonial

type were the scene of many social events.

 

In the halls of this historic home there were hung the many army commissions from General Meredith and his three sons. These were signed by Lincoln, Stanton, McClellan, and Indiana's Gov. Morton, who was a frequent visitor in the Meredith home.

 

The funeral of General Meredith in 1875 was one of the most imposing events in Cambridge City's history.

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Did You Know?

 

The former home of Buckskin Ben is located at 402 South Third Street and is a private home. Buckskin Ben was a famous show business personality who chose to make his home in Cambridge City. His trademark was the fact that he was always dressed from head to foot in buckskin clothes that he fashioned himself.

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General Meredith

The Meredith Family

General Meredith