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Lawrence in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Benjamin Harrison

 
 
Fort Benjamin Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Indiana Historical Bureau
1. Fort Benjamin Harrison Marker
Inscription. Established by Congress, 1903, as infantry post. Named for former U.S. president from Indianapolis. Became important as administration and finance training center. Historic district—listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1995—retains characteristics of turn-of-the-century military community.
 
Erected 1996 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Fort Benjamin Harrison Historical Society. (Marker Number 49.1996.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 51.525′ N, 86° 0.835′ W. Marker was in Lawrence, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker was on Lawton Loop E 0.2 miles north of Otis Ave, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was located near the center east side of the former parade grounds of Fort Benjamin Harrison. Marker was in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Marshall "Major" Taylor (approx. 7.1 miles away); Indiana School for the Blind (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Central Canal
Support Post for Fort Benjamin Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Support Post for Fort Benjamin Harrison Marker
(approx. 7.7 miles away); North Meridian Street Historic District (approx. 7.9 miles away); Hinkle Fieldhouse (approx. 8.2 miles away); Woodruff Place (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks (approx. 8.3 miles away); Brookville Road (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Benjamin Harrison. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Former Parade Grounds of Fort Benjamin Harrison image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
3. Former Parade Grounds of Fort Benjamin Harrison
View to north from Otis Avenue
Marker was located on the right (east) side of the parade grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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