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Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Buchanan Eads

 
 
James Buchanan Eads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
1. James Buchanan Eads Marker
Inscription.  Born in Lawrenceburg, became a famous engineer who built the Eads Bridge arched over the Mississippi at St. Louis and jetties at New Orleans. During the Civil War President Lincoln commissioned him to design and build ironclad gunboats for the Union forces. He is the only Hoosier and the only engineer in the Hall of Fame in New York.

Born May 23, 1828 Died March 8, 1887
 
Erected 1933 by Colonel Archibald Lochry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1617.
 
Location. 39° 5.759′ N, 84° 51.491′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Boulevard (U.S. 50) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Boulevard. Marker is located in Lawrenceburg
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Newton Park fronting Green Blvd (US50). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrenceburg (a few steps from this marker); The Spirits of Lawrenceburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Klausing Packard Dealership (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walnut Street Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); German Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named German Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); 316 Walnut Street (approx. half a mile away); Regular Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker fronts US Route 50 which is called the Eads Parkway through Lawrenceburg in his honor.
 
Regarding James Buchanan Eads. The marker refers to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans located on the grounds of Bronx Community College in The Bronx, New York City.
 
Also see . . .  James Buchanan Eads - PBS American Experience. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
James Buchanan Eads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. James Buchanan Eads Marker
James Buchanan Eads image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. James Buchanan Eads
Photo between 1865 and 1880, Brady-Handy photograph collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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