Richmond in Wayne County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion
In memory of the
who lost their
lives in the tragic
April 6, 1968
and with everlasting
gratitude to those
who helped give
rebirth to this city
Erected by City and People of Richmond.
Location. 39° 49.735′ N, 84° 53.722′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Indiana, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40) and 5th Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond IN 47374, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne Township World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Police Department Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sailor Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond's Record Roots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Downtown Richmond Explosion. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events •
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