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

Farmland Downtown Historic District

 
 
Side "A" - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
1. Side "A" - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.
Side - A
Farmland platted 1852 in Randolph County and listed as station on Indianapolis and Bellfontaine Railroad. Town incorporated 1867. Commerce based on agriculture and, by late 1880's, gas and oil production nearby. Responding to 1897 fire, community built six major buildings within two years of disaster.

Side - B
Historic district boundaries include parts of Main, Henry, and Williams streets, on original plat. Buildings were built circa 1867 - 1929 and are close to original condition. District demonstrates growth of railroad - based rural agricultural community. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1994.
 
Erected 2005 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Farmland History Book Committee of Historic Farmland U S A, Inc. (Marker Number 68.2005.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 11.294′ N, 85° 7.658′ W. Marker is in Farmland, Indiana, in Randolph County. Marker is on South Main Street north of East Henry Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmland IN 47340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Side "B" - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
2. Side "B" - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 7.8 miles away); Randolph County (Indiana) (approx. 7.8 miles away); First in Nation (approx. 7.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Randolph County Indiana (approx. 7.8 miles away); W.W. II and Korean Conflict - War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Randolph County Quakers (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Looking North - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
3. Looking North - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
Looking South - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
4. Looking South - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
Long View North/East - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
5. Long View North/East - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
Long View South/East - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, May 30, 2010
6. Long View South/East - - Farmland Downtown Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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