Historical Images of Porter County

Along Coffee Creek
Chesterton, Indiana

Date: 1909
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Arthur E. Nickel
Postmark: March 24, 1909, Chesterton, Indiana
Collection: Steve Shook
Remark: In the early 1830s, William Thomas purchased a large tract of land. A settlement known as Coffee Creek grew up around his cabin, sawmill, and general store. In 1852, the settlement was platted and given the name of Calumet. Later, in 1869, Calumet was incorporated and given the name Chesterton.

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Image and related text prepared by Steven R. Shook


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