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The Hopewell Flag

 
 
The Hopewell Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
1. The Hopewell Flag Marker
Inscription.  Site of presentation of an American Flag to Company F. 7th Indiana volunteer Infantry Regiment August 20, 1861. The 34-star flag, sewn by ladies of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, was received at a farewell picnic in a grove on the John H. Van Nuys farm. William “Billy” Davis took up the battle-torn colors twice when the bearer was killed.

(The flag is displayed at the Johnson County Museum of History.)
 
Erected by Johnson County Historical Society and Johnson County Museum of History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 39° 29.974′ N, 86° 7.198′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on State Road 144 west of North Centerline Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin IN 46131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Big Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); Hopewell Presbyterian Church
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Township High School (approx. half a mile away); Old Hopewell Academy (approx. half a mile away); Hopewell Academy 1855 to 1884 (approx. half a mile away); Hopewell Academy Boarding House (approx. half a mile away); Two Cent Road and Three Notch Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Side B - - The Hopewell Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
2. Side B - - The Hopewell Flag Marker
Long View - Side A - - The Hopewell Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
3. Long View - Side A - - The Hopewell Flag Marker
Long View - Side B - - The Hopewell Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 14, 2013
4. Long View - Side B - - The Hopewell Flag Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

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