O’Brien County Historical Marker – rural Sutherland, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 56.070 W 095° 25.044
15T E 302748 N 4756376
Quick Description: This marker is located about a half mile north of Hwy. 10 across from the nature center.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2011 12:25:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMCHB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker is located about a half mile north of Hwy. 10 across from the nature center. The text reads:

“This tablet marks the site of the first settlement in O’Brien County made by Hannibal H. Waterman, wife and child in July 1856. The first fort, first town and county-seat, “Old O’Brien” was located on this homestead. Anna Waterman, was the first white child born in the county, 1857. The Indians stopped here on their way to the Spirit Lake Massacre in 1857.”

Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution of O’Brien County.
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