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St. Joseph Historic Neighborhood in Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Zerelda G. Wallace

 
 
Front Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
1. Front Side of Marker
Inscription.  Born August 6, 1817 in Kentucky and came to Indianapolis with her family in the early 1830s. Was a charter member of the Church of Christ (later Central Christian Church) 1833. Married David Wallace (later governor) 1836. Was first president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Indiana 1874 and member of the Equal Suffrage Society of Indianapolis.

She spoke nationally on temperance and suffrage. On January 21, 1875, she testified before Indiana General Assembly, presenting 21,050 signatures on temperance petitions from 47 counties. On January 23, 1880, she testified before U.S. Senate, Judiciary Committee on woman's right to vote. Died March 19, 1901; buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Commission for Women, Indiana Women's History Association, and Central Christian Church. (Marker Number 49.2004.4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1867.
 
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39° 46.636′ N, 86° 9.201′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in the St. Joseph Historic Neighborhood. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Wayne Avenue and North Delaware Street, on the left when traveling south on Fort Wayne Avenue. Located at the side of the Central Christian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Indiana State Meeting of the Christian Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wilson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rep. Roberta West Nicholson (about 600 feet away); 800 North Pennsylvania Street (about 700 feet away); American Legion Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glencoe Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indiana World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .  Zerelda Wallace Biographical Entry. Wallace was also the step-mother of Lew Wallace, noted author of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, statesman, and Civil War General. (Submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Back Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
2. Back Side of Marker
Zerelda G. Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
3. Zerelda G. Wallace Marker
Central Christian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2007
4. Central Christian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,755 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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