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By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 29, 2012
All Veterans in War and Peace Marker
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — All Veterans in War and Peace
This monument is erected in appreciation and dedicated to the memory of All Veterans who served our country in War and Peace — Map (db m58388) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Cradle of Basketball
Side “A” In 1892 the game of basketball was brought to Crawfordsville from its birthplace in Massachusetts by Rev. Nicholas McCay, General Secretary of the Crawfordsville YMCA that was located on this site in what would . . . — Map (db m41945) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.2009.1 — Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie LibraryFirst Carnegie Library in Indiana
Side one In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women’s clubs during this era, helped organize city’s public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual . . . — Map (db m18825) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Dorothy Madden Hobson LutherNaturalist and Ornithologist
This 11.8 acre tract was the homesite of Dorothy and Frederic. It is a gift to Shades State Park in her memory by the Estate of Frederic Luther. Dorothy Madden Hobson, 1905-1999, a native of Parke County, Indiana, was Chief Naturalist at Turkey . . . — Map (db m43705) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Elston Memorial HomeCol. Isaac C. Elston Home
Small Upper Brass Plaque - by Front Door: This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. United States Department of Interior. Large Middle - Brass Plaque In Memory of the Soldiers of the . . . — Map (db m9396) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Federal Land Office
Public lands from the New Purchase of 1818 were sold from Ambrose Whitlock's cabin located on this site. Whitlock, who platted Crawfordsville in 1823, was receiver for the Federal Land Office until 1829. Williamson Dunn was register for the . . . — Map (db m13274) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.1962.1 — Lane Place
Home of Henry S. Lane (1811-81), Congressman, Governor, and Civil War senator. Chairman of the first Republican National Convention, 1856, he was a strong supporter of Lincoln and the Union. — Map (db m3882) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.1963.1 — Major General Lew Wallace1827–1905
As Indiana’s adjutant general he organized the state for war. He saw action at Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Monocacy. Later served as governor of New Mexico Territory and minister to Turkey. Author of Ben Hur.Map (db m992) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.2000.1 — Montgomery County Rotary Jail
This jail and sheriff’s residence built 1882. First rotary jail built in U. S. constructed to plans based on patented design of William H. Brown and Benjamin F. Haugh of Indianapolis. In use until 1973. Opened as museum and restoration begun 1975. . . . — Map (db m46566) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
(Front Side - in Stone): Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead Mexican War 1846 - 1948 Men Enrolled 98 War for the Union 1861 - 1865 Men Enrolled 2,971 Spanish American War 1898 Men Enrolled 264 (Under . . . — Map (db m9394) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Otto Schlemmer Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of The Interior — Map (db m9125) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Saint John's Episcopal Church
1837 Indiana's Oldest Episcopal Church — Map (db m9398) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana
This Memorial erected in Memory of the following soldiers who are buried in this Cemetery. The exact location of some are unknown. ——————————— Revolutionary War Thomas Mason • . . . — Map (db m13280) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Spanish American War MemorialCrawfordsville - Montgomery County Indiana
(Left Side - Entry) (Small Stone) April 26, 1898 (Large Stone) Remember the Maine Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898 - - - - - - - (Right Side - Entry) (Small Stone) July 4, 1902 (Large . . . — Map (db m18838) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — 54.1995.1 — Speed Cabin
Site of house reputed to be a stop on the "Underground Railroad." Reconstructed cabin, which was portion of house owned by John Allen Speed, now located on grounds of lane Mansion. Speed, active in abolitionist movement, was Mayor of Crawfordsville, . . . — Map (db m3870) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — The Elston Homestead
Built in the year 1835 by Major Isaac Compton Elston. A soldier in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. He was then in his thirty-ninth year, a pioneer merchant, banker and financier. Presented to Wabash College by Major Elston's grandson, Isaac . . . — Map (db m6427) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Veterans of All Wars
In Sacred Honor Lest We Forget — Map (db m58162) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church
In 1824, Presbyterians worshipped together for the first time in Montgomery County in an unfinished log cabin. Expressing their religious mission through education, Presbyterians founded Wabash College in 1832 and the county's first free preschool . . . — Map (db m9126) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Crawfordsville — Wabash College Students who Served in the Civil War
~∮ ~∮ ~ ~ Roll of Honor ~ ~∮ ~∮ ( Row One ) ~ ~ ~ Major Generals ~ ~ ~ Lewis Wallace ▫ Edward R. S. Canby ▫ Joseph J. Reynolds ~ ~ ~ Brigadier Generals ~ ~ ~ John C. Black . . . — Map (db m57968) WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Darlington — 54.1993.1 — Darlington Covered Bridge
Local donations helped build this important transportation link. Completed 1868; closed to vehicular traffic, 1976. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1990. Approximately 166 feet long; Howe Truss design; built of oak and poplar with . . . — Map (db m69392) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Ladoga — 54.1981.1 — Chief Cornstalk’s Village
Chief Peter Cornstalk's village of Snakefish (Eel River) tribe of Miami Indians was located three miles from here along Cornstalk Creek. Wigwams and Indian furial ground were near the little Harshbarger family cemetery. The Indians lived at peace . . . — Map (db m3884) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Linden — Linden Indiana Railroad DepotLinden Railroad Museum
This Property has been Placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m9368) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waveland — 61.1998.1 — Portland Mills Covered Bridge
Built 1856 by Henry Wolfe to Burr arch truss design. Moved here 1961 to replace Dooley Station Bridge. Restored and reopened 1996. Horizontal yellow poplar siding replaced with pine; oak arches; new cedar shingles; concrete abutments. Listed in . . . — Map (db m69399) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — Old Pioneer Cemetery
Estab. Dec. 1829, the Cemetery predates Waynetown (then Middletown) which was estab. July 1830. The last burial was in 1908. William Bratton, the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 - 1806) to be buried in Indiana, is buried here. . . . — Map (db m81731) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution
Private George (Fruts) Fruits of the Pennsylvania Militia served as soldier of the American Revolution. He joined the Militia at an early age and reportedly lived to be past 114. This made him the oldest surviving Veteran of the War. Granting of the . . . — Map (db m68780) HM WM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — Potts CemeteryCemetery Heritage
Potts Cemetery Established 1810 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2013 Indiana Historical Bureau and . . . — Map (db m68779) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Waynetown — 54-2002-1 — William BrattonLewis and Clark Expedition Member
(Obverse): Bratton (1779 - 1841) is buried in this cemetery. With U.S. Army rank of private, he joined Lewis and Clark Expedition's Corps of Discovery near Clarksville, Indiana 1803. Corps explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific . . . — Map (db m3868) HM
Indiana (Montgomery County), Wingate — Council Grove Minute Men — Horse Thief Detective Association
The first horse thief detective association organized in the U.S.A. was founded at this place June 1845 and incorporated February 1848. * * * Incorporators * * * James Meharry, William Cosseboon, Absolom Kirkpatrick, Jesse MeHarry, . . . — Map (db m36199) HM

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