Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hagerstown in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Wilbur Wright

 
 
Birthplace of Wilbur Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
1. Birthplace of Wilbur Wright Marker
Inscription.
April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912

Co-inventor of the airplane
With his brother, Orville,
he began studying flight, 1896;
built first model airplane, 1899;
began gliding, 1900; and achieved
first successful powered flight
at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,
December 17, 1903

 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 33.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.298′ N, 85° 14.583′ W. Marker is near Hagerstown, Indiana, in Henry County. Marker is on North County Road 750E (County Road 750), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the west side of County Road 750 E about three miles north of State Road 38 and three miles south of US Hwy 36. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 North County Road 750E., Hagerstown IN 47346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 7 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 7 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial - Henry County Indiana
Wilbur Wright Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
2. Wilbur Wright Memorial
April 16, 1867
May 30, 1912

A short life full of consequences.
An unfailing intellect. Imperturbable
temper. Great selfreliance and as
great modesty. Seeing the right
clearly. Pursuing it steadily. He
lived and died.


Bishop Milton Wright
Journal entry by his father
May 30, 1912
(approx. 7.5 miles away); Wilbur Wright Aeronaut and Pioneer (approx. 7.5 miles away); Co. G 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 7.5 miles away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Co. I 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 7.6 miles away); USS Hyman DD732 (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum. The museum is open seasonally. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Birthplace is a Hidden Gem. "The Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Interpretive Center is truly an Indiana gem." (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Persons
 
Birthplace of Wilbur Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
3. Birthplace of Wilbur Wright Marker
Replica of the Wilbur Wright Birth House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
4. Replica of the Wilbur Wright Birth House
This is actually the third house to be built on the site.
Back of Wilbur Wright House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
5. Back of Wilbur Wright House
F-84 Fighter Adds to the Wilbur Wright Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 28, 2007
6. F-84 Fighter Adds to the Wilbur Wright Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,328 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement