Near Hagerstown in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of Wilbur Wright
Co-inventor of the airplane
With his brother, Orville,
he began studying flight, 1896;
built first model airplane, 1899;
began gliding, 1900; and achieved
first successful powered flight
at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,
December 17, 1903
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 33.1966.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 57.298′ N, 85° 14.583′ W. Marker is near Hagerstown, Indiana, in Henry County. Marker is on North County Road 750E (County Road 750), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the west side of County Road 750 E about three miles north of State Road 38 and three miles south of US Hwy 36. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 North County Road 750E., Hagerstown IN 47346, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 7 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 7 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial - Henry County Indiana Wilbur Wright Aeronaut and Pioneer (approx. 7½ miles away); Co. G 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 7½ miles away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. 7½ miles away); Co. I 152nd Inf. 38th Div. (approx. 7.6 miles away); USS Hyman DD732 (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum. The museum is open seasonally. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Birthplace is a Hidden Gem. "The Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Interpretive Center is truly an Indiana gem." (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,397 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.