|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2004.1 — A Gateway to Freedom|
|As early as 1821, enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany. Antebellum and Civil War periods brought more fugitives. Many freedom-seekers were aided by other slaves, free blacks, and anti-slavery whites -- all risking violence and arrest. Not everyone who tried to escape succeeded.
Many freedom-seekers coming through New Albany achieved their goal, traveling as far north as Canada. The Underground Railroad refers to a . . . — Map (db m30841) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Carnegie's Lasting Gifts|
|Andrew Carnegie rose from humble beginnings in Scotland to become one of Americas most famous philanthropists. From his first job at 13 in a cotton mill to his position as head of The Carnegie Steel Company, Carnegie remembered his path to success and determined to give back some of his wealth to help educate and enrich others. He believed that the rich had an obligation to share their wealth.
He founded several trusts and organizations for the distribution of his money. One of his . . . — Map (db m46793) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2005.1 — Division Street School|
| Side 'One'
Because of the growing number of African-American school-age children, the New Albany School Board authorized a new elementary school for them June 1884. It opened here 1885. An 1869 Indiana law had mandated education of colored children, with separate enumeration and separate schools supported with tax revenue within the common school system.
Improvements and repairs were made over the years. The still-segregated school closed 1946. Friends of Division . . . — Map (db m46620) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial|
| Dedicated to the
Soldiers and Patriots
( Obverse Side )
Piankeshaw Chapter, NSDAR
Erected on their 100th Anniversary
1898 — 1998 — Map (db m46942) WM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial|
| (( Left Panel ))
Honor To our Civil War Veterans
( - - Art Work - - )
(( Center Panel ))
In honored memory of Floyd County men who gave their lives for our Country
Hobart Beach Post 1693 Veterans of Foreign Wars
1941 ---- World War II ---- 1945
( - - “Seals” - - U. S. Branches of Military )
(( Right Panel ))
Honor to our Spanish American War Veterans
( - - Art Work - - ) . . . — Map (db m47025) WM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll|
| In honored memory of Floyd County
Servicemen who sacrificed their
lives for World Peace
SGT. Christopher K. Hilgert U.S. Army
Aug. 8, 1993 Somalia
SGT. Steven P. Mennemeyer US. Army
Aug. 8, 2006 Iraq
Dedicated by: Hobart Beach Post 1693 VFW
( Obverse Side )
“Greater love than this no man hath,
than he gives his life for his friends.”
John 15:13 — Map (db m46943) WM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County Floyd County|
| In honored memory of Floyd County men
who gave their lives for our country
1950 ---- The Korean Conflict ---- 1955
(Row One) - Edward C. Andres John H. Berryman William S. Blasdel Marvin L. Davis George E. Franklin Hugh B. Hampton, Jr. Ralph E. King Harry D. Langford John F. Leist
( Map of Korea )
(Row Two) - James T. McIntyre William M. McPheeter Robert B. McKim Jack C. Mullins Lewis P. Pleiss Marvin S. Plue, Sr. Howell G. Thomas . . . — Map (db m46961) WM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Lucy Higgs Nichols|
| Side One
Lucy, born a slave April 10, 1838, was owned by the Higgs family that by 1850 lived near Bolivar, Tennessee. She gained her freedom in 1862 by escaping to the 23rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers camped nearby. She worked as a nurse for the soldiers as they fought in many major battles of the Civil War. She mustered out with them in Louisville in 1865.
Lucy came to New Albany with returning veterans of 23rd Regiment. She married John Nichols, 1870. Lucy . . . — Map (db m46622) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Memories of Division|
|Enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany almost from the founding of the Indiana town. The Indiana Constitution of 1816 prohibited slavery. Because of the large number of blacks crossing the river, the proportion of African Americans in New Albany, located in a free state, rose to 7.5 percent by 1860, It was one of the highest in Indiana and the Ohio Valley.
Prior to the Civil War, free education was unavailable to African American students in . . . — Map (db m46766) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — New Albany National Cemetery|
|This National Cemetery is one of the original 7 established in 1862 by Congress. 5.46 acres were purchased from Dr. Charles Bowman Dec. 1862 for burial of Union and Confederate casualties. There are over 5,000 interments from 7 conflicts. Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, Korean and Vietnam. — Map (db m26409) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2005.3 — New Albany's Carnegie Library|
| Side 'One'
New Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884. This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11, 125 volumes. Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick and limestone. Public Library moved to new building 1969.
Floyd County Museum opened here 1971. Carnegie building included in Downtown Historic District, listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999. One of 1, 679 . . . — Map (db m46768) HM|
|Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.1998.1 — Scribner High School|
|In 1880, an 1822 school building on this site became Scribner High School for African-American students, under an 1869 Indiana law mandating public education for African-American children and allowing segregated schools. Modern facility completed and state commissioned 1907. Closed 1952 after 1949 state desegregation law. — Map (db m46624) HM|