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

Brush Carbon Arc Light

 
 
Brush Carbon Arc Light Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
1. Brush Carbon Arc Light Marker
Inscription.  Hanging from this pole is a 2/3 size replica of the actual Brush Carbon Arc light. Four of these were attached to the top of the Wabash County Courthouse in 1880, thus making Wabash the first electrically lighted city in the world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 40° 47.802′ N, 85° 49.346′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W. Market Street and S. Miami Street (State Road 15), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas F. Payne / Modoc (a few steps from this marker); Jimmy Daywalt (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wabash County (Indiana) Honor Rolls (about 700 feet away); First Electrically Lighted City (about 800 feet away); Paradise Spring Treaty Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Settler's Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Big Four Railroad
Southwest Corner of W. Market St / S. Miami St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
2. Southwest Corner of W. Market St / S. Miami St
Marker is located on corner lamp post
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarters of Captain Frederick R. Kintner (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wabash.
 
More about this marker. Identical markers are located on lamp posts on the other three corners of the intersection of W. Market Street and S. Miami Street.
 
Also see . . .  Wabash, Indiana: World’s First Electrically Lighted City. From the DrHorsefly blog. (Submitted on August 23, 2014.) 
 
Brush Carbon Arc Light Marker on Lamp Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
3. Brush Carbon Arc Light Marker on Lamp Post
Replica of Brush Carbon Arc Light image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
4. Replica of Brush Carbon Arc Light
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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May. 17, 2022