In 1904 Leroy Detamore purchased 400 acres of land in Jefferson Township near his grandfather Levi Detamore. He and his wife, Ivy, worked the farm and had three children, Milford, Dorothy, and Carl.
Milford died young leaving Leroy and Ivy to raise his son George Sr. Together the men grew corn, wheat, and beans and raised pigs and had a dairy farm.
When Leroy passed, George Sr. inherited the farm. He and his wife, Sharon, with their children George Jr., William, and Patsy, worked the farm.
Today, George Jr. and his son-in-law, Todd Hinshaw, work the farm while Sharon continues to live there.
Earlier this month, the Detamore Farm was recognized as a Centennial Farm and received a Hoosier Homestead Award.
To receive this honor, a family must provide records showing the homestead has continually been in the family using tax records, legal documents, and deeds.
“The people at the Huntington Courthouse were so willing to help us find the documentation we needed,” said Diana Detamore, George Jr.’s wife.
At the ceremony at the Statehouse, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and State Agricultural Director Bruce Kettler presented the family with the award.
The award will be framed and secured with a post to be displayed on the farm property.