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Near Mechanicsburg in Boone County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Boone County REMC

 
 
Boone County REMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2009
1. Boone County REMC Marker
Inscription.  The Boone County REMC built Indiana's first electric cooperative line to the Clark Woody farm 5 miles west of this site with funds borrowed from the Rural Electrification Administration, July 22, 1935.
 
Erected 1985 by Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (Marker Number 06.1985.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 40° 9.471′ N, 86° 32.296′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsburg, Indiana, in Boone County. Marker is at the northbound I-65 Lebanon Rest Area (near milepost 150) just south of the Clinton County-Boone County line, about 100 feet east of the convenience station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon IN 46052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Boone County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.8
Boone County REMC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 27, 2009
2. Boone County REMC Marker
miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); Boone County (Indiana) Veterans (approx. 8˝ miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 8.6 miles away); To The Unknown Dead (approx. 8.6 miles away); Clinton County (Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,394 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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