Crown Hill Racing Legends
The Finish Line
Nationally Known for its tranquil charm and peaceful elegance, its ironic that many from the roaring, raucous, boisterous world of motorsporting have chosen the serenity of Crown Hill as their final resting place. Some of racing’s most iconic individuals- Indianapolis Motor Speedway creator, Carl Fisher, as well as the Speedway’s other three founding fathers, James Allison, Arthur Newby, and Frank Wheeler- are interred at Crown Hill.
Crown Hill is the final finish line for the legendary Marmon, Stutz, and Duesenberg racing families; as well as Indianapolis 500 winners, drivers, mechanics, race officials, and many colorful figures including Cannon Ball Baker, racing pilot Roscoe Turner, African American mechanic/driver Charles Wiggins, and female driver/stuntwoman Elfreda Mais LaPlante.
Erected 2017 by Indiana Racing Memorial Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 39° 49.156′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Jordan Gatling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Hill National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Hill Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crown Hill (approx. half a mile away); Site of Golden Hill Totem Pole (approx. half a mile away); North Meridian Street Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.