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

Orleans Congress Square

 
 
Side A - - Orleans Congress Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
1. Side A - - Orleans Congress Square Marker
Inscription.
Side A:

Orleans was platted March 11, 1815. This town square, called Congress Square, was part of the plat. Orleans Academy was built here 1866, in operation by 1867. In 1870s, the Academy was purchased, and its building was made part of the public schools. The building remained in use until razed October 7, 1963. After 1963, a park was built here.

Side B:
Orleans Town Park was rededicated June 7, 2001 as part of a downtown revitalization. The restored bandstand nearby was built in 1926. As in many other towns and cities, Congress Square has been the center of educational, social, political, and business activity, creating a strong sense of community throughout Orleans' history.
 
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Town of Orleans. (Marker Number 59.2004.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.72′ N, 86° 27.184′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Indiana, in Orange County. Marker is on South Maple Street south of West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. located in the "old" Town Square of Orleans, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Orleans IN 47452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side B - - Orleans Congress Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
2. Side B - - Orleans Congress Square Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orleans School Bell (here, next to this marker); Orleans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Area War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeman Corner (approx. one mile away); Freeman's Corner (approx. one mile away); Orange County Courthouse (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Honor Roll (approx. 7.4 miles away); Orange County Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orleans.
 
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Wide View Side A - - Orleans Congress Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
3. Wide View Side A - - Orleans Congress Square Marker
Wide View Side B - - Orleans Congress Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
4. Wide View Side B - - Orleans Congress Square Marker
Orleans Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
5. Orleans Gazebo
Marker can be seen past the Gazebo to the left in the photo.
Orleans Congress Square Marker - Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
6. Orleans Congress Square Marker - Gazebo
Orleans School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
7. Orleans School Bell
An 1864 Bell - Rang as a School Bell until 1965.
Other Side of 1864 School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
8. Other Side of 1864 School Bell
Another View - - 1864 School Bell image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
9. Another View - - 1864 School Bell
Donated - Tree Plantings image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
10. Donated - Tree Plantings
Trees have memorial stones by them for they that donated said tree or funding for it -or- for whom they are a memorial.
Memorial Stone by Tree image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
11. Memorial Stone by Tree
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
12. Tree Memorial Stone
Tree Memorial Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
13. Tree Memorial Stone
Another Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
14. Another Memorial Tree
Tree Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
15. Tree Memorial
Congress Square - - Park Benches image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
16. Congress Square - - Park Benches
Stone by Park Benches image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 27, 2009
17. Stone by Park Benches
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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