Veedersburg in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Veedersburg Memorial Park
Honoring All Veterans
Location. 40° 6.716′ N, 87° 15.725′ W. Marker is in Veedersburg, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West First Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lee and Mike Ramsey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building (about 400 feet away); Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Curfew Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " Veedersburg (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Veedersburg (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veedersburg.
Regarding Veedersburg Memorial Park. The "Memorial Park" was named in 2001 by the Town of Veedersburg, Indiana to honor all military veterans. At one time the land was a right of way for the "Bee Line" latter called the Big Four (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St.Louis Railroad) that is now gone with all road beds removed.
In 1991 a war memorial was errected by the Veedersburg American Legion to honor all military veterans from the area that gave their life.
To the East end of "Memorial Park" sits the old railroad depot which has been developed into the Fountain County War Museum.
Carl and Beverly Butts, life long residents of the area, have been very active in veteran work. In 2001 this marker stone was erected and dedicated to honor them for their efforts - and - in memory of all military veterans.
Hello. My name is Kelly Renee(Krout) Kirby. I am the youngest daughter of Rusty Krout
I'm so thankful the town of Veedersburg erected the memorial to the men who sacrificed so much for my generation and future generations. I have to say everytime I hear the National Anthem, I am reminded of my great uncles and other men who sacrificed. Thank you for putting the dedication on the Internet.
— Submitted December 23, 2008, by Kelly Renee Krout Kirby of Danville, Illinois.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,480 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 22, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.