This inscription, on a metal and wooden marker on a post in the south and to the west side of the Winfield schoolyard, has been deciphered by Mrs. Carl Sapper: "WINFIELD TOWNSHIP ORGANIZED IN 1843. NAMED FOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT OF MEXICO WAR FAME. THE FIRST SETTLER, JEREMY HIXON, 1838, LANDED AT A POINT WHICH IS NOW THE VILLAGE OF WINFIELD."
So it reads on page 176 of Historical Association of Lake County, Indiana Reports and Papers, Volume XII. Obviously the modern sign was based on the earlier one. This book is still available from the Lake County Historical Society, by the way, at a bargain price.
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