Walkerton in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Harold C. Urey
American Legion Post No. 189
to designate the birthplace of
Scientist, Educator, Lecturer, Author
Harold C. Urey
1934 Nobel Prize Winner
for his discovery of heavy
hydrogen or deuterium and
noted for many other major
contributions to science
Through his discovery
of deuterium, the
Born April 29, 1893 at
Walkerton Indiana to
Samuel Clayton and
Cora Rebecca (Reinoehl) Urey
Erected by American Legion Post. No. 189.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1893.
Location. 41° 27.972′ N, 86° 28.926′ W. Marker is in Walkerton, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker is at the intersection of Roosevelt Road (U.S. 6) and Illinois Street, on the right when traveling west on Roosevelt Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walkerton IN 46574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured Walkerton World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Champion of Farmland to Parkland (approx. 7.9 miles away); People Make the Difference (approx. 7.9 miles away); Porter (Rea) Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away); Huggart Settlement (approx. 10 miles away); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 12.3 miles away); Honor Roll - Marshall County Indiana (approx. 12.3 miles away); Plymouth's First Fire Alarm (approx. 12.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Harold Urey - NY Times Obituary. From the January 7, 1981 edition of the New York Times. (Submitted on July 23, 2014.)
2. Harold Clayton Urey - A Biographical Memoir. A detailed biography from the National Academy of Sciences. (Submitted on July 23, 2014.)
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