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Noblesville in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potter's Covered Bridge

 
 
Side one of Potter's Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
1. Side one of Potter's Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. [Obverse]:
First bridge spanning White River at Potter's Ford was commissioned 1860 and named after the landowner, William Potter. In 1870, Hamilton County Commissioners voted for construction of this "Howe Truss" bridge. It was finished 1871 and repaired 1937, 1959, 1961. Plans to replace this structure with a concrete bridge were introduced in 1969.

[Reverse]:
After 100 years of use, County Commissioners voted to close the bridge to traffic 1971 and lease it to Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1991. During 1990s, plans to restore bridge and create a park were developed. Bridge was restored and rededicated when Potter's Bridge Park opened 1999.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Hamilton Co. Parks & Recreation Department and Noblesville Preservation Alliance. (Marker Number 29.2007.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.317′ N, 86° 0.017′ W. Marker is in Noblesville, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Allisonville Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
Side two of Potter's Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
2. Side two of Potter's Covered Bridge Marker
at or near this postal address: 19401 North Allisonville Road, Noblesville IN 46060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Central Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away); Conner Street Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sowerwine Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Craycraft Block (approx. 1.9 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lacy Block (approx. 1.9 miles away); Allison Building (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Noblesville.
 
Regarding Potter's Covered Bridge. Potter's Bridge was built in 1871 by Josiah Durfee of Noblesville for a mere $13,000 It connects the land called "Potter's Ford," named for William A. Potter (1838-1883) who owned and farmed the surrounding land.
 
Also see . . .  Notes from the Indiana Historical Marker Database. On this page, the marker text is annotated and referenced. (Submitted on June 6, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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The marker is positioned next to the sign showing the entrance to Potter's Bridge Park image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
3. The marker is positioned next to the sign showing the entrance to Potter's Bridge Park
Potter's Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
4. Potter's Covered Bridge
Looking at the interior of Potter's Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
5. Looking at the interior of Potter's Covered Bridge
Side view of Potter's Covered Bridge. Photo was taken from a "lookout point" near the playground. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
6. Side view of Potter's Covered Bridge. Photo was taken from a "lookout point" near the playground.
One of the many trails in Potter's Bridge Park. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
7. One of the many trails in Potter's Bridge Park.
In addition to the trails, there is also a nice picnic area and playground.
The back side of Potter's Covered Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
8. The back side of Potter's Covered Bridge.
The other side of Potter's Covered Bridge is on a small road where there are several farms.
Potter's Covered Bridge, from the opposite end image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
9. Potter's Covered Bridge, from the opposite end
The bridge is blocked off from the road and car traffic.
Sign inside of Potter's Covered Bridge, describing the trusses used through the years. image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
10. Sign inside of Potter's Covered Bridge, describing the trusses used through the years.
Stone sign to the right of Potter's Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
11. Stone sign to the right of Potter's Covered Bridge
Stone sign to the left of Potter's Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, May 24, 2008
12. Stone sign to the left of Potter's Covered Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2008, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,252 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 6, 2008, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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