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Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852

 
 
Town of Zionsville (Indiana) Founded in 1852 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
1. Town of Zionsville (Indiana) Founded in 1852 Marker
The Town of Zionsville followed the railroad and prospered. As the railway grew, Zionsville dirt streets improved to brick paved travel. The historic bricks and buildings house a lush step back into time that bring many people to enjoy the shops and scenic area.
Inscription. In the beautiful Eagle Creek valley of southeastern Boone County, a new town was planned on land owned by Elijah and Mary "Polly" Cross.

Convinced by Lebanon businessman William Zion, a director of the Lafayette & Indianapolis Railroad, the Crosses determined to locate it along the planned railway. When his wife declined his proposal to name the town Marysville in her honor, Cross asked Zion, who had joined him as proprietor of the town, to lend his name.

The site was surveyed and plaatted in 1851 by James Mullikin, Boone County surbeyor, and the Town of Zionsville was duly entered into the record by the proprietors on January 26, 1852.
 
Erected by Zionsville Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 57.079′ N, 86° 15.714′ W. Marker is in Zionsville, Indiana, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zionsville IN 46077, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patrick H. Sullivan
Zionsville Marker and Town Clock image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
2. Zionsville Marker and Town Clock
A view of the S/E corner of South Main and Cedar Streets looking East. Many benches exist throughout the town to rest and enjoy the atmosphere of the well cared for town shops and friendly people.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indiana School for the Blind (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Central Canal (approx. 8.6 miles away); Toll House - Michigan Road (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hinkle Fieldhouse (approx. 9 miles away); Rhodes Family Incident (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zionsville.
 
Also see . . .  The Village Heritage. "Zion neither owned any of the land to be developed, nor did he ever live in Zionsville." (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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North East corner of Main and Cedar Streets image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
3. North East corner of Main and Cedar Streets
The Village Clock Shop and Furniture Gallery sits on the N/E cornor of Main and Cedar street. The well loved Historic brick streets of Zionsville serve the area exceedingly well yet today.
Down town - South Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
4. Down town - South Main Street
A southern view down South Main street. The brick street has a darker path of brick that shows the old path of the long gone interurban.
Zionsville "Lincoln Park" Band Stand. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 14, 2008
5. Zionsville "Lincoln Park" Band Stand.
A short block walk from down town is the well known "Lincoln Park". It is the site where Abraham Lincoln stopped on his Inaugural trip to Washington, D. C.. The park is well worth the stroll to enjoy the shade and benches.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,486 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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