Former Felkner house

It has been added on to considerably, but this house is one of the oldest surviving homes in all of Kosciusko County. The old Felkner house is just south of Milford on Old State Road 15. Originally built in the 1830s, some of the original wooden beams used as part of the support structure can still be seen in what is now the basement. The Felkner family may have been the first family to settle in Van Buren Township in the 1830s. The house remained in the family until the 1990s and the surrounding farmland was in the family until sold in December of last year.

Old Van Buren Township house

Old Van Buren Township house


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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