Chesapeake

Name:

Chesapeake

County:

Warren

Zip Code:

47993

Latitude / Longitude:

40°14′40.52″N 87°26′35.66″W / 40.2445889°N 87.4432389°W / 40.2445889 -87.4432389

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Chesapeake was the first town in Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana, which was formed in 1834. It was located about two miles east of present-day town of Marshfield and was the site of the first meetings of the township trustees in the 1830s.

Remains:

County Agent Luther Tillotson lived south of the town and may have had some involvement in its creation. Chesapeake consisted of at least several houses, a country store operated by William Newell and Thomas Washburn, and a blacksmith shop. There was also a school house there named for the town for many years, but this also is gone.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Little else is known of Chesapeake and there is no record of a town platting. An 1883 history of the county notes that “comparatively nothing can be learned regarding this little town… The village began early and then died early, as good-looking babies are said to do.”

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