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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton

1810 - 1889

— Pioneer in Religion, Education, Philanthropy, Reform —

 
 
Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
1. Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  She encouraged local efforts to form First Presbyterian Church, establish a public library, support the national Women's Suffrage Movement, and donated land for Fort Wayne's first African-American church.

The Hamilton Estate on Clinton Street abounded in flowers, shrubs, and trees and included the homes in which granddaughters Edith, Alice, and Agnes lived.

This gardenscape is a tribute to Emerine's personal elegance and achievements. As it surrounds the plaza, it symbolizes Emerine's care and example that inspired her granddaughters.
 
Erected by City of Fort Wayne.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsWomen.
 
Location. 41° 5.184′ N, 85° 8.312′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Street. Marker is at southeast entrance to the Hamilton Plaza in Headwaters Park, and is about 425 feet ESE of the Clinton Street Bridge over the
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Saint Mary's River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne (a few steps from this marker); League Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Shanty Town And The Depression (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wabash & Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Floods (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Turtle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
2. Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker
Hamilton Plaza, honoring her granddaughters, is in background.
Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, July 22, 2023
3. Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,403 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2023, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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