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Floyd County Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr.
Veterans Memorial and Founders Markers
Indiana (Floyd County), Georgetown — George W. Waltz — Bicentennial Celebration of Georgetown's Founding Father — 1808 - 2008

1807 George W. Waltz/Walts, Anna Brewer Walts & family left Pennsylvania to go west

1808 Recorded 170 acre purchase in Harrison Co. Indiana Territory

1809 Petitioned Congress for U.S. Government intervention of . . . — Map (db m96071) HM

Indiana (Floyd County), Georgetown — Georgetown — Floyd County

Named for George Walts, from Pennsylvania, who settled here in 1807. The earliest settler was Patrick Henry Shields, a Virginian, who arrived in 1805 and became prominent in early Indiana affairs as statesman and soldier. Here in 1890 was born . . . — Map (db m96073) HM

Indiana (Floyd County), Georgetown — Patrick Shields — Bicentennial Celebration of First Georgetown Settlers — 1805 - 2005

Patrick & Mary Nantz Shields Children James & Henry

1811 Aide to General Wm H Harrison in Tippecanoe Campaign

1816 Delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention and signed the historical document at Corydon's . . . — Map (db m96067) HM

Indiana (Floyd County), Georgetown — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to All Veterans of Georgetown, Indiana — Map (db m96066) HM

Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2004.1 — A Gateway to Freedom
As early as 1821, enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany. Antebellum and Civil War periods brought more fugitives. Many freedom-seekers were aided by other slaves, free blacks, and anti-slavery whites -- . . . — Map (db m30841) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.1999.1 — Buffalo Trace Route
American Bison, migrating in great herds, created a cluster of paths along the natural topography between Illinois prairies and salt licks in Kentucky. These paths, called the Buffalo Trace, used by Native Americans and became premier travel route . . . — Map (db m71282) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Carnegie's Lasting Gifts
Andrew Carnegie rose from humble beginnings in Scotland to become one of America’s most famous philanthropists. From his first job at 13 in a cotton mill to his position as head of The Carnegie Steel Company, Carnegie remembered his path to success . . . — Map (db m46793) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2005.1 — Division Street School
Side 'One' Because of the growing number of African-American school-age children, the New Albany School Board authorized a new elementary school for them June 1884. It opened here 1885. An 1869 Indiana law had mandated education of colored . . . — Map (db m46620) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial
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Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial
(( Left Panel )) Honor To our Civil War Veterans ( - - Art Work - - ) (( Center Panel )) In honored memory of Floyd County men who gave their lives for our Country Dedicated by Hobart Beach Post . . . — Map (db m47025) WM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll
In honored memory of Floyd County Servicemen who sacrificed their lives for World Peace SGT. Christopher K. Hilgert U.S. Army • Aug. 8, 1993 • Somalia SGT. Steven P. Mennemeyer US. Army • Aug. 8, 2006 • Iraq . . . — Map (db m46943) WM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Honoring Our Heroes
An act of Congress in 1862 established fourteen national cemeteries for the interment of casualties from the Civil War. The first National Cemetery was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The New Albany National Cemetery was one of the first seven . . . — Map (db m68540) HM WM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County — Floyd County
In honored memory of Floyd County men who gave their lives for our country 1950 ---- The Korean Conflict ---- 1955 (Row One) - Edward C. Andres • John H. Berryman • William S. Blasdel • Marvin L. Davis • George E. Franklin • Hugh . . . — Map (db m46961) WM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Lucy Higgs Nichols
Side ‘One’ Lucy, born a slave April 10, 1838, was owned by the Higgs family that by 1850 lived near Bolivar, Tennessee. She gained her freedom in 1862 by escaping to the 23rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers camped nearby. She worked as a nurse . . . — Map (db m46622) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — Memories of Division
Enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany almost from the founding of the Indiana town. The Indiana Constitution of 1816 prohibited slavery. Because of the large number of blacks crossing the river, the . . . — Map (db m46766) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — New Albany National Cemetery
This National Cemetery is one of the original 7 established in 1862 by Congress. 5.46 acres were purchased from Dr. Charles Bowman Dec. 1862 for burial of Union and Confederate casualties. There are over 5,000 interments from 7 conflicts. Civil War, . . . — Map (db m26409) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — New Albany National Cemetery
"Falls of the Ohio" in the Civil War The towns of Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana are located near the falls of the Ohio River across from Louisville, Kentucky. This location made them critical to the Union war effort. Jeffersonville . . . — Map (db m100986) HM WM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.2005.3 — New Albany's Carnegie Library
Side 'One' New Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884. This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11, 125 volumes. Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick . . . — Map (db m46768) HM
Indiana (Floyd County), New Albany — 22.1998.1 — Scribner High School
In 1880, an 1822 school building on this site became Scribner High School for African-American students, under an 1869 Indiana law mandating public education for African-American children and allowing segregated schools. Modern facility completed . . . — Map (db m46624) HM

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