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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton

1810 - 1889

 

—Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —

 
Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
1. Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker
Inscription. She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church.

The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street abounded in flowers, shrubs, and trees and included the homes in which granddaughters Edith, Alice, and Agnes lived.

This gardenscape is a tribute to Emerine's personal elegance and achievements. As it surrounds the plaza, it symbolizes Emerine's care and example that inspired her granddaughters.
 
Erected by City of Fort Wayne.
 
Location. 41° 5.184′ N, 85° 8.312′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Street. Click for map. Marker is at southeast entrance to the Hamilton Plaza in Headwaters Park, and is about 425 feet ESE of the Clinton Street Bridge over the Saint Mary's River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jail Flats (here, next to this marker); These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne (a few steps from this marker); League Park
Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
2. Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker
Hamilton Plaza, honoring her granddaughters, is in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wabash & Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Turtle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.Civil RightsHorticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
 
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