Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kingman in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kingman Indiana

Est. 1886

 
 
Kingman Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
1. Kingman Indiana Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. David J. Ratliff platted his farm land just North of State Street through which the new Chicago, Attica, & Southern railway passed. The town was named after the foreman of the construction crew. The town South of State Street was Fountainville until 1900 when the name Kingman was permanently adopted.
 
Erected 1995 by Nathan Hodge (Eagle Scout Project), Kingman Town Board & the Town People.
 
Location. 39° 58.056′ N, 87° 16.686′ W. Marker is in Kingman, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on East Main Street west of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 East Main Street, Kingman IN 47952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millcreek Township (approx. 5½ miles away); First Church Built in Parke County 1828 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fulton Township (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wabash Township (approx. 6.8 miles away); Turkey Run (approx. 7.2 miles away); Silver Island Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Phanuel Lutheran Church - - Jackson Township (approx. 7.8 miles away); Van Buren Township, Bonebrake Corner (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Kingman Indiana.
Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
2. Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
See next photo for better read-ability of text below the 'Eagle Scout' crest.
(Courtesy: “The Fountain County Neighbor” newspaper - - August 23, 2010 - - front page lead story.)

""Kingman mural restored by artist's family""

“”Nathan Hodge painted the mural on the Kingman Town Hall building about 15 years ago. Hodge, a young man, only lived two more years after completing the mural. Now (2010), more than a decade later, his mother, Beth Hodge, and her grandchildren have worked to restore the painting, which had become time and weather-worn.

Though it would have been easier to paint over the mural, when the Town of Kingman made some improvements to the Town Hall, recently; it was important, not only to Hodge’s family, but to others in the community that the mural remain.

“The town wanted it kept on there,’ said Beth Hodge. “It’s a landmark.”

The mural depicts the Chicago Attica Southern Railway passing through the plot of land which would become Kingman. It includes . . . . . .historical information. . .

Beth and her grandchildren, Lucas Bentley (18), Kendra Marriott (13), and Wayde Bentley (11), worked on the mural over the past few weeks. They spent up to about three hours each day, touching up the original brushstrokes, created by Nathan in the mid 90's.

The final touches to the restoration were completed, by Beth, at about 9:30, last Tuesday
Text Below 'Eagle Scout' Crest image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
3. Text Below 'Eagle Scout' Crest
Eagle Scout Project by Nathan Hodge 1995 Restored 2010 by Lucas & Wade Bentley Kendra Marriott & Tammi H. (Hodge)
night. (August 17, 2010)

Lucas is an accomplished young artist, and a graduate of Fountain Central. His work has done well in the annual d’Arlier Cultural Center art contest. Headed for college, this week, it was important to Lucas to see the project completed before he left. He said he had worked on a couple of murals prior to restoring this one. When asked if he would ever design a mural of his own, he said he might, someday.

As they did of the original mural, Kingman Hardware donated the paints for the project. “”
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Newspaper Front Page - "The Fountain County Neighbor" - - Monday August 23, 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: "The Fountain County Neighbor", August 23, 2010
4. Newspaper Front Page - "The Fountain County Neighbor" - - Monday August 23, 2010
Community Thanks ! image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
5. Community Thanks !
Special Thanks to the American legion Mary's Variety Store Kingman hardware Pat Bush Julie Bush Leroy Carter Leo Lara Kingman Town Board & the Town People
Looking North - - Kingman Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
6. Looking North - - Kingman Indiana Marker
Looking South - - Kingman Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn Wolf, August 29, 2010
7. Looking South - - Kingman Indiana Marker
Kingman Interurban - C. & S. W. R. R. Co. image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: ingenweb.org (Fountain County)
8. Kingman Interurban - C. & S. W. R. R. Co.
(Courtesy: History of Fountain County, 1983 Ed.) The photo is of the Interurban's "First" run in 1909. Nearly all of Kingman truned out for the Inaugural run. The interurban was only four miles long and cost five cents for a ride. Beginning service in 1909 the Kingaman Interurban only lasted until 1911 due to economics.
Rails being Laid for the Kingman Interurban - June 1909 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: "History of Fountain County, 1983 Ed.", June 1909
9. Rails being Laid for the Kingman Interurban - June 1909
Kingman Station - - Chicago, Attica, & Southern R. R. image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: "History of Fountain County, 1983 Ed.", Unknown
10. Kingman Station - - Chicago, Attica, & Southern R. R.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,093 times since then and 138 times this year. Last updated on September 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 29, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   8. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   9, 10. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement