Hitching post in Milford

Almost lost in the tree lined right of way on South Main Street in Milford, Kosciusko County, is an old concrete hitching post. It sits in front of the house built by Dr. Edwin Higbee in the 1860s. The house was apparently built as a hospital in anticipation of the Civil War battles reaching northern Indiana. It’s easy to picture a horse and buggy or wagon stopped in front of the house in the days before automobiles became the primary mode of transportation. Note the iron hook at the top of the post.

South Main Street in Milford


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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