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Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Electrically Lighted City

 
 
First Electrically Lighted City Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
1. First Electrically Lighted City Marker
Inscription. On March 31, 1880, officials of Wabash began experimenting with Charles F. Brush’s carbon-arc lights. Four 3,000 candlepower lamps were placed atop the courthouse and used to illuminate the town until September, 1888.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquincentennial Commission. (Marker Number 85.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.909′ N, 85° 49.261′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on Wabash Street near Hill Street. Click for map. On the lawn of the Wabash County courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wabash County (Indiana) Honor Rolls (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas F. Payne / Modoc (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brush Carbon Arc Light (about 800 feet away); Paradise Spring Treaty Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quarters of Captain Frederick R. Kintner (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wabash.
 
Also see . . .  Wabash - First Electrically Lighted City. (Submitted on June 30, 2007.)
 
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Marker at Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
2. Marker at Courthouse
The Wabash County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
3. The Wabash County Courthouse
Wabash County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
4. Wabash County Courthouse
This Lincoln statue is near the marker. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
5. This Lincoln statue is near the marker.
 
 
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