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Wabash County Indiana Historical Markers

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By Duane Hall, March 18, 2014
Metocinyah's Village Marker
Indiana (Wabash County), La Fontaine — Metocinyah's Village
About 1747 the British encouraged the Miami at Kekionga to leave the French influence for their protection and cheaper trade goods at Pickawillany. The British post near Piqua, Ohio. Osandish, grandfather of Metocinyah, died shortly after he led his . . . — Map (db m72540) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), La Fontaine — Miami Indian Memorial
Chief Metocinyah, whose village was destroyed by Campbell's troops during the Mississinewa Expedition of 1812, has been credited with quieting the Miami after the invasion. This service to the Americans is believed to be the reason his band was . . . — Map (db m71291) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — Hanging Rock — National Natural Landmark
The Legend of Hanging Rock Wy-nu-sa was a beautiful Miami Indian maiden who thought she was in love with two handsome, strong, stalwart Indian braves. Both of the young men were deeply in love with the maiden, too, but she was not able . . . — Map (db m71305) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — Kerr Lock
Important Business Center on the old Wabash Erie canal this site presented to the town of Lagro by Charles Nottingham to be Presented as a Historical Monument — Map (db m68098) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — 85.2000.1 — St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
(Front Side) Congregation founded 1836, serving Irish who immigrated to area to work on construction of Wabash and Erie Canal, 1834-1837. Many Irish bought land and stayed as permanent residents using their religious and cultural . . . — Map (db m61121) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — The Wabash River
History of the River The Wabash Valley drained thousands of square miles of the Wisconsin glacier during the latter part of the Ice Age, acting as the primary sluiceway for unimaginably large amounts of glacial meltwater that would dwarf . . . — Map (db m68095)
Indiana (Wabash County), North Manchester — 85.2006.1 — Brethren Annual Meetings
(Front Side) Church of the Brethren founded 1708 in Europe. By 1778, Brethren met annually to determine church policy. First annual meeting in Indiana was in Elkhart County 1852. North Manchester Church of the Brethren hosted annual . . . — Map (db m61112) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), North Manchester — 85.2007.1 — Thomas Riley Marshall
(Front Side) Born 1854 in North Manchester in this house on Main Street. Was Governor of Indiana 1909-13. Under his leadership, Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation, called the "Marshall Constitution," to improve government . . . — Map (db m61111) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Richvalley — 85.1995.1 — Miami Indian Mills
This millstone is a remnant of the grist and saw mills built near here for Miami Indians by United States government as part of 1818 Treaty of St. Mary's. Treaty also established several Miami reservations in area. Possibly first industrial site in . . . — Map (db m61118) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Somerset — 85.1967.1 — Frances Slocum
Captured as a child by the Delaware Indians in 1778 from her Pennsylvania home, she grew up with the Indians, married a Miami chief, and lived in Indiana till her death, 1847. — Map (db m61140) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Somerset — Frances Slocum Monument
(North Face) Frances Slocum A child of English descent, was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, March, 1773, was carried into captivity from her father's house at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. November 2, 1778, by Delaware Indians soon . . . — Map (db m85240) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Brush Carbon Arc Light
Hanging from this pole is a 2/3 size replica of the actual Brush Carbon Arc light. Four of these were attached to the top of the Wabash County Courthouse in 1880, thus making Wabash the first electrically lighted city in the world. — Map (db m76494) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — 85.1962.1 — Camp Wabash — 1862 - 65
Site of 11th Congressional District military camp used to rendezvous, recruit and organize the 75th, 89th, 101st, 118th and 153rd Indiana Regiments during the Civil War. — Map (db m1456) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Cook's Cabin — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
Meals for the treaty participants were prepared in the cook’s cabin. While the exact number of participants is not known, it is documented that the Potawatomie and Miami tribes camped on both sides of the Wabash River, numbered in the several . . . — Map (db m76569) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Council House
The Council House was used by the commissioners during negotiations and preparation of the Treaty of 1826. Following the completion of the treaty signing, it continued to play an important role in the development of the area. In the spring of . . . — Map (db m76574) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — 85.1966.1 — First Electrically Lighted City
On March 31, 1880, officials of Wabash began experimenting with Charles F. Brush’s carbon-arc lights. Four 3,000 candlepower lamps were placed atop the courthouse and used to illuminate the town until September, 1888. — Map (db m1457) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Kin-Com-A-Ong Spring
The treaty between the United States and the Miami Tribe of Indians was held near this spring October 23, 1826 U.S. Commissioners Louis Cass, James B. Ray and John Tipton. Erected Indiana Centennial Year 1916 — Map (db m76495) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Paradise Spring Historical Park — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
Paradise Spring Historical Park is rich with history. In 1826, United States representatives met on this site with the chiefs of the Miami and the Potowatami tribes. A treaty was signed allowing for white settlement of land in northern Indiana and . . . — Map (db m76548) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — 85.1992.1 — Paradise Spring Treaty Ground
At treaty ground (two blocks east) in October, 1826, Potawatomi and Miami tribes signed treaties with the United States ceding lands north of the Wabash River. The treaties included provisions for land for a canal and the Michigan Road. — Map (db m1458) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Quarters of Captain Frederick R. Kintner — Head of Military Guard
During treaty negotiations, military guards stood around-the-clock watch. Captain Kintner was the officer in charge of these men. Guards were provided shelter when in camp, sufficient ration of beef and bread or flour with salt, and one gill . . . — Map (db m76576) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Quarters of James B. Ray — Governor of Indiana (1825-1831)
Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky, Governor Ray studied law at the University of Cincinnati and established a practice in Brookville, Indiana. Prior to being elected governor, he served one term as a state representative and two terms as a state . . . — Map (db m76580) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Quarters of Lewis Cass — Governor of Michigan
Born in New Hampshire and a veteran of the War of 1812, Governor Cass was a skilled maker of treaties. In 1831 President Andrew Jackson appointed Governor Cass Secretary of War. He later served as Minister to France. In the mid 1840's, he was . . . — Map (db m76578) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Quarters of Major General John Tipton — Indian Agent
A veteran of the Battle of Tippecanoe, General Tipton was apointed to the Indian Agency located in Ft. Wayne Indiana, by President Monroe. John Quincy Adams appointed Major General Tipton Indian Commissionder to oversee treaties with the Indians . . . — Map (db m76577) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Settler's Cabin
The first settlements in Wabash County soon followed the Treaty of 1826. The treaty grounds became known as the headquarters for new comers. The Samueal McClure, Sr. family moved to the treaty grounds in January, 1827. They later built a log . . . — Map (db m76566) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Storage Cabin
The original treaty camp had four storage cabins. In addition to storing goods and supplies for the camp, they also stored items for Indian trade. Traders were instructed to arrive with an attractive selection of items to be used in the treaty . . . — Map (db m76575) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — The Big Four Railroad — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
In 1872, the Cincinnati, Wabash, and Michigan Railroad was built through Wabash County. It later became the Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad, also known as the Big Four. The Big Four maintenance shops were constructed on this . . . — Map (db m76567) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — The Wabash River — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
The Wabash River begins as a small stream near Fort Recovery, Ohio and passes through 16 Indiana counties on its 500 mile journey to its confluence with the Ohio River. The river was named Wah-Bah-Shi -Ka, meaning “water over the white . . . — Map (db m76549) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — The Wabash River and the Big Four Cut — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
In 1896, with the aid of dynamite, mules, and strong backs, railroad workers began cutting through the ancient Wabash Reef thus creating the “Big Four Cut.” The Wabash Reef, located northeast of the park and visible from where you are . . . — Map (db m76547) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Thomas F. Payne / Modoc
(Side One) Thomas F. Payne The New Bradley Building Thomas Payne constructed this historic building in 1868 for a woodworking and furniture shop that was without equal within 100 miles. In 1920, the Bradley family, with architect . . . — Map (db m76493) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Treaty of 1826 Meeting Camp — Paradise Spring Riverwalk
In the early 1820's, the northern half of Indiana had very little white settlement. The Miami and Potawatomie Indians had suffered serious defeats at the hands of General Anthony Wayne along the Maumee River (1794) and William Henry Harrison at . . . — Map (db m76568) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Wabash — Wabash County (Indiana) Honor Rolls
( Top - Center Panel ) Forever Honoring our heroes who gave their lives - - and Dedicated to the men and women of Wabash County who served their Country in armed conflict Erected by the . . . — Map (db m44342) WM

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