Rensselaer in Jasper County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
James Frederick Hanley
"(Back Home Again in) Indiana," by Hanley and Ballard MacDonald (lyrics), was hit in 1917, 1920s jazz classic recorded by Louis Armstrong, and a 1930s swing tune by Benny Goodman. Song has remained popular and has been performed at every Indianapolis 500 since 1946. Hanley died February 8, 1942 in New York; buried there in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Erected 2008 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Jasper County Historical Society. (Marker Number 37.2008.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
Location. 40° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rensselaer IN 47978, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Cabin in Rensselaer (within shouting distance of this marker); Jasper County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert H. Milroy (about 600 feet away); James Van Rensselaer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rensselaer Power Plant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jasper County World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rensselaer.
Also see . . . James F. Hanley. (Submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.