Near Northside in Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site selected by Lew Wallace as training camp for volunteers on old State Fairgrounds in 1861 and named for Governor Oliver P. Morton. Used as a camp for Confederate prisoners, 1862-65. Col. Richard Owen, Commandant.
Erected 1962 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 49.1962.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 39° 47.593′ N, 86° 9.134′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Near Northside. Marker is on North Alabama Street. Located in front of the Herron-Morton Place Historic Park. Touch for map. 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); Meredith Nicholson (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Northside Indianapolis Propylaeum (approx. half a mile away); First Home of The Children’s Museum (approx. half a mile away); Indiana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (approx. half a mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . . Camp Morton. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 3, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,370 times since then and 37 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.