“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Owen County Indiana Historical Markers

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By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
Cataract Falls Marker
Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — Cataract Falls
Cataract Falls are the result of oceans and ice. The limestone outcroppings that form Cataract Falls formed millions of years ago when this region was covered by a large shallow ocean.
  • Layers of calcium-rich materials fell to the ocean . . . — Map (db m74183)
Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — 60.2008.1 — Cataract Falls Covered Bridge
(Side One) An 1838 state law gave county commissioners power to build bridges for “public convenience” and to raise taxes to pay for them. Owen County Commissioners contracted 1875 for a “Smith’s High Double Wood . . . — Map (db m74181) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — The Cataract Covered Bridge
The Cataract Covered Bridge is one of Owen County’s historic treasures. It is the only remaining covered bridge in the county. It is also only one of six Smith Truss covered bridges in the state, and one of the finest remaining examples of this . . . — Map (db m74182) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Gosport — 60.1966.1 — Camp Hughes
Civil War training camp for the 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1861-62 was located one-half mile southwest of Gosport on White River. Named for former Indiana Congressman James Hughes. — Map (db m552) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Gosport — The Ten O'Clock Line
History Northern boundary of the Indiana Territory established by the 1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne between Gov. W.H. Harrison and the Indian tribes, Miami Chief Little Turtle presiding. The line followed the shadow of an upright spear at . . . — Map (db m69993) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — American Revolution War MemorialOwen County (Spencer) Indiana
. . . — Map (db m19399) WM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana"Soldiers War Memorial" in Riverside Cemetery
( Stone Base - Side 1 ) Cannon Used in War for the Unity 1861 - - 1865 Loaned by War Dept. U. S. A. ( Stone Base - Side 2 ) Dedicated to the Union Soldiers of Owen County By: Gettysburg Post No. 93 G. A. R. -and- W. . . . — Map (db m19373) WM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial — The Spirit of the American Doughboy —
(Front Plaque) In Grateful Recognition of the Patriotic Service Rendered by The Men and Women of Owen County During the World War 1917 - 1918 (Back Plaque) This tablet is erected in memory of these men of . . . — Map (db m19372) WM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — 60.1997.1 — Owen County Courthouse
Owen County formed by General Assembly, 1819. Spencer selected county seat, 1820. Neoclassical building designed by Jesse T. Johnson, Indianapolis and built by Christian Kanzler & Son, Evansville (1910-1911),was second courthouse on land donated by . . . — Map (db m5088) HM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Owen County War Memorial- - Lest We Forget - -
( Column One ) World War I Harold Anthony • Oliver Blair • Earl Bonnewell • Edward Call • Guy Coleman • Claude Crouch • Forrest Douglas • Lewis Hauser • Leland McKeand Highet • William Edgar Holiday • Roy Hunsicker • Carl Kaiser . . . — Map (db m19435) WM
Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — To the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country" Soldiers Memorial Pavilion " — Owen County (Spencer) Indiana —
Dedicated to the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country During the Wars of the United States ————————— Erected through the Efforts of The Women's Relief Corps of Spencer, Indiana . . . — Map (db m19401) WM

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