Cambridge City Area
Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 206
Cambridge City, IN 47327
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Contact the Town of Cambridge City for utilities and permits:
(765) 478-3522 or
Cambridge City Town
Trick or Treat
October 31 from 6-8 p.m.
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.
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.
The Meredith Family