Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1962 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 49.1962.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 47.593′ N, 86° 9.134′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on North Alabama Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Herron-Morton Place Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 block N. Alabama Street, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.C. Steele Studio and Herron (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Northside (approx. half a mile away); Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. First Home of The Childrenís Museum (approx. half a mile away); Indiana Federation of Colored Womenís Clubs (approx. half a mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of Benjamin Harrison (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . . Camp Morton:: (Courtesy: freepages.history.ancestry.com)::. “Camp Morton, an Indianapolis civil war training camp and later a federal prison for captured confederate soldiers, was located in the area now bounded by Talbott Avenue to the west, Central Avenue to the east, Twenty-Second Street to the north, and Nineteenth Street to the south. Samuel Henderson, the first mayor of Indianapolis, originally owned this thirty-six acre tract, which contained scattered hardwood trees of mostly black walnut and oak and at least four good springs. This area became known as Hendersonís or Otisí Grove. A creek flowed through this property upon which, after it was dredged in 1837, become known as State Ditch. State Ditch was later nicknamed the “Potomac” by the prisoners of Camp Morton. State Ditch (Submitted on January 26, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,127 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.