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Near Russellville in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Foundation Rock

 
 
Foundation Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
1. Foundation Rock Marker
Inscription.

From
Portland Mills Bridge
Built 1856
Relocated 1960

 
Location. 39° 46.775′ N, 87° 0.639′ W. Marker is near Russellville, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 800N and County Road 900E, on the right when traveling north on County Road 800N. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Portland Mills Picnic Area in Raccoon State Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville IN 46175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portland Mills (a few steps from this marker); Portland Mills Covered Bridge (approx. 7 miles away); State Sanatorium Covered Bridge (approx. 7.2 miles away); First Church Built in Parke County Indiana (approx. 7.5 miles away); Birthplace of Mordecai Brown (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Batty Mine Location (approx. 8.6 miles away); Chief Cornstalk’s Village (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mansfield circa 1820 (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Foundation Rock. In 1960 the Army Corps of Engineers dammed Big Raccoon Creek for flood control purposes and created Cecil M. Harden Lake. The covered bridge would be inundated by the reservoir and was
Foundation Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
2. Foundation Rock Marker
to be removed. The bridge was disassembled, moved eight miles to the northwest, and reassembled to replace the Dooley Station Bridge over the Little Raccoon Creek which was recently destroyed by arson.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Foundation Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
3. Foundation Rock Marker
At the intersection of CR 800N and CR 900E
Portland Mills Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2013
4. Portland Mills Picnic Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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