Noblesville in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Potter's Covered Bridge
First bridge spanning White River at Potter's Ford was commissioned 1860 and named after the landowner, William Potter. In 1870, Hamilton County Commissioners voted for construction of this "Howe Truss" bridge. It was finished 1871 and repaired 1937, 1959, 1961. Plans to replace this structure with a concrete bridge were introduced in 1969.
After 100 years of use, County Commissioners voted to close the bridge to traffic 1971 and lease it to Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1991. During 1990s, plans to restore bridge and create a park were developed. Bridge was restored and rededicated when Potter's Bridge Park opened 1999.
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Hamilton Co. Parks & Recreation Department and Noblesville Preservation Alliance. (Marker Number 29.2007.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 4.317′ N, 86° 0.017′ W. Marker is in Noblesville, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Allisonville Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Central Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Conner Street Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sowerwine Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Craycraft Block (approx. 1.9 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lacy Block (approx. 1.9 miles away); Allison Building (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Noblesville.
Regarding Potter's Covered Bridge. Potter's Bridge was built in 1871 by Josiah Durfee of Noblesville for a mere $13,000 It connects the land called "Potter's Ford," named for William A. Potter (1838-1883) who owned and farmed the surrounding land.
Also see . . . Notes from the Indiana Historical Marker Database. On this page, the marker text is annotated and referenced. (Submitted on June 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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