Elwood in Madison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Willkie was born in Elwood 1892. Earned bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University. Practiced law in Indiana, Ohio, and New York. President of Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, a New York utility holding company serving eleven states, 1933-1939. His book One World (1943) called for world peace. Died 1944; buried in Rushville.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Team Starfleet Elwood Community Middle School. (Marker Number 48.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 40° 17.107′ N, 85° 50.084′ W. Marker is in Elwood, Indiana, in Madison County. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is in Callaway Park. Marker is in this post office area: Elwood IN 46036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wendell L. Willkie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana’s First Interurban (approx. 8.6 miles away); New Purchase Boundary (Treaty of St. Mary's) (approx. 10.4 miles away); J.W. Patterson House (approx. 13.3 miles away); Historic West Eighth Street (approx. 14.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Wendell Wilkie (1892-1944). (Submitted on June 17, 2007.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.