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Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James F. D. Lanier

1800-1881

 
 
James F. D. Lanier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
1. James F. D. Lanier Marker
Inscription.  Rendered his most important public service during the Civil War when he loaned Governor Oliver P. Morton over $400,000 to equip Indiana's troops. He later arranged additional loans to save the credit of the state.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 39.1963.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 38° 44.129′ N, 85° 23.119′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and West First Street, on the right when traveling south on Elm Street. Marker is located on the east side of the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 West First Street, Madison IN 47250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lanier's Legacy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cravens Square (about 600 feet away); Crystal Beach
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(about 600 feet away); Public Library / Chautauqua (about 700 feet away); Crawford — Whitehead — Ross House (about 700 feet away); Flood of 1937 / Crystal Beach Pool (about 700 feet away); Preservation is Primary (about 800 feet away); Shrewsbury-Windle House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  James Lanier (Wikipedia). Prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War, Lanier became a wealthy banker with interests in pork packing, the railroads, and real estate. Lanier loaned the Indiana government over one million dollars without security to help the state avoid bankruptcy during the Civil War. The money was used to pay interest on the state debt and outfit troops. It was all repaid by 1870. The state, grateful for his help, has preserved his residence in Madison, the Lanier Mansion, as a state historic site. (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
James F. D. Lanier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
2. James F. D. Lanier Marker
(looking south • Lanier Mansion obscured by trees in right background)
James F. D. Lanier Mansion (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
3. James F. D. Lanier Mansion (northeast elevation)
(view from near marker)
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2021
4. Lanier Mansion State Historic Site Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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