Indiana in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Originally a Lutheran Church Cemetery, the park also served as a hiding place for travelers of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. At the time the park was an overgrown cemetery which offered a suitable hiding place for slaves traveling north to freedom.
The World War I doughboy statue was erected in 1923 by a group of Indiana residents headed by Alex Stewart father of actor James Stewart. The Farmers Bank donated the granite shaft and Vernon Taylor donated the life—sized doughboy statue.
Memorial Park continues to serve as a permanent memorial to Indiana County veterans from the Revolutionary War to present day.
Erected by Indiana County Parks.
Location. 40° 37.173′ N, 79° 9.099′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 630 Washington Street, Indiana PA 15701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rescue of Anthony Hollingsworth (approx. ¼ mile away); William H. Sylvis (approx. ¼ mile away); Indiana County (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Maitland Stewart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moorhead's Fort (approx. 1½ miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 2 miles away); Absalom (Albert) Hazlett (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indiana.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • War, World I •
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