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Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Buchanan Eads

 
 
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By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
1. James Buchanan Eads Marker
Inscription. Born in Lawrenceburg, became a famous engineer who built the Eads Bridge arched over the Mississippi at St. Louis and jetties at New Orleans. During the Civil War President Lincoln commissioned him to design and build ironclad gunboats for the Union forces. He is the only Hoosier and the only engineer in the Hall of Fame in New York.

Born May 23, 1828 Died March 8, 1887
 
Erected 1933 by Colonel Archibald Lochry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.759′ N, 84° 51.491′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in Dearborn County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Boulevard (U.S. 50) and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located in Lawrenceburg Newton Park fronting Green Blvd (US50). Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceburg IN 47025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrenceburg (a few steps from this marker); The Spirits of Lawrenceburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Price of Freedom
James Buchanan Eads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 21, 2013
2. James Buchanan Eads Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Medal of Honor Citations (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dearborn County World War II War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dearborn County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dearborn County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dearborn County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker fronts US Route 50 which is called the Eads Parkway through Lawrenceburg in his honor.
 
Regarding James Buchanan Eads. The marker refers to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans located on the grounds of Bronx Community College in The Bronx, New York City.
 
Also see . . .  James Buchanan Eads - PBS American Experience. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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