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Crown Hill

 
 
Crown Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
1. Crown Hill Marker
Inscription. Crown Hill Cemetery, founded in 1863, is the fourth largest cemetery in America. The history of Indiana and the United States is reflected in its monuments. President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall, innovators Richard Gatling and Col. Eli Lilly, author Booth Tarkington and poet James Whitcomb Riley are among the many political, commercial, and literary leaders buried within its bounds. Crown Hill is the only cemetery in the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1976 by Board of Corporators of Crown Hill Cemetery. (Marker Number 49.1976.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 49.541′ N, 86° 10.378′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Clarendon Road and West 38th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 738 W 38th St, Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Harrison (approx. half a mile away); Richard Jordan Gatling (approx.
Charles Brouse grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 11, 2000
2. Charles Brouse grave marker
He is a Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery Section 7 Lot 41. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: BROUSE, CHARLES W. Rank and organization: Captain, Company K, 100th Indiana Infantry Place and date: At Missionary Ridge, Tenn., 25 November 1863 Entered service at: Indianapolis, Ind. Date of issue: 16 May 1899 Citation: To encourage his men whom he had ordered to lie down while under severe fire, and who were partially protected by slight earthworks, himself refused to lie down, but walked along the top of the works until he fell severely wounded.
0.6 miles away); Confederate Mound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Golden Hill Totem Pole (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Meridian Street Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hinkle Fieldhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Toll House - Michigan Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home of Charles Warren Fairbanks (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .  Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery. (Submitted on March 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John McKenzie (burial name) aka John Kinsey (military name) grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 27, 2003
3. John McKenzie (burial name) aka John Kinsey (military name) grave marker
He is a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 21 Lot 1. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: KINSEY, JOHN Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 18 May 1864 Date of issue: 2 March 1897 Citation: Seized the colors, the color bearer having been shot, and with great gallantry succeeded in saving them from capture.
Jacob Johnson (burial name) aka John Swanson (military name)-grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 2004
4. Jacob Johnson (burial name) aka John Swanson (military name)-grave marker
He is a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery Section 37 Lot 1670. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SWANSON, JOHN Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy Accredited to: Massachusetts G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865 Citation: On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865. As one of a boat crew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Swanson bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was 1 of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet.
Crown Hill Marker (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
5. Crown Hill Marker (facing north)
Crown Hill Marker (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
6. Crown Hill Marker (facing south)
Benjamin Harrison Marker at Crown Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, July 18, 2013
7. Benjamin Harrison Marker at Crown Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5, 6. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 25, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.
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