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Kokomo in Howard County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Haynes’ Horseless Carriage

 
 
Haynes' Horseless Carriage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
1. Haynes' Horseless Carriage Marker
Inscription.  
Here on July 4, 1894, Elwood Haynes made the first test run of an automobile which he designed and built. His car reached a speed of about seven miles per hour over a six mile course on the Pumpkinvine Pike.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 34.1966.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
 
Location. 40° 27.745′ N, 86° 6.484′ W. Marker is in Kokomo, Indiana, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 31 and East Boulevard on U.S. 31. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kokomo IN 46901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Commemoration of Elwood Haynes (approx. half a mile away); Kokomo Strong (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kokomo Gas Tower (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delco Radio Plant / Lake Erie & Western Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles
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away); Kokomo Opalescent Glass (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kokomo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elwood Haynes. Worcester Polytechnic Institute website entry:
He graduated in 1881 from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. (Submitted on June 29, 2007.) 

2. Elwood Haynes (1852–1925). "Local Legacies" website entry (Submitted on June 29, 2007.) 
 
The marker is across the street from a Bob Evans restaurant. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
2. The marker is across the street from a Bob Evans restaurant.
Elwood Hayes in his "Pioneer", the first commerially-produced gasoline-powered automobile image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kokomo Tribune, Unknown
3. Elwood Hayes in his "Pioneer", the first commerially-produced gasoline-powered automobile
The marker is next to a parking lot at the Delco plant. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M. Bowyer, June 28, 2007
4. The marker is next to a parking lot at the Delco plant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,774 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   3. submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on June 28, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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