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Borden in Clark County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Borden Institute Site

 
 
Borden Institute Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Borden Institute Site Marker
Inscription. Coeducational school founded 1884 by William W. Borden primarily to serve children of southern Indiana farmers. Low-cost, progressive program included teacher preparation and laboratory-based scientific studies. School closed 1906. Borden also established library and museum with extensive geological collections.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and West Clark Community Schools - Gifted/Talented Program. (Marker Number 10.1995.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.143′ N, 85° 56.784′ W. Marker is in Borden, Indiana, in Clark County. Marker is on West Street north of Summit Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the east end of Borden High School. Marker is in this post office area: Borden IN 47106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Borden Tavern / Borden Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations (approx. 4.6 miles away); Birthplace and Childhood Home of Col. Harland Sanders
Borden Institute Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Borden Institute Site Marker
View to north along West Street
(approx. 10.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.5 miles away); Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.5 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 11.5 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 12.1 miles away); Patrick Shields (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Borden Legacy. An extensive biography of William W. Borden from the December 1995 edition of The Indiana Historian - A Magazine Exploring Indiana History. (Submitted on May 31, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Borden Institute Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Borden Institute Site Marker
View to south towards town of Borden
Borden High School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. Borden High School
Marker is right of the high school building
Borden Institute Remnants image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. Borden Institute Remnants
Original school bell and building stone from the demolished Borden Institute; located next to the Borden Historical Society on W. Main Street
Borden Institute image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
6. Borden Institute
Etched illustration of the Borden Institute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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