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By J. J. Prats, April 9, 2006
Marker in the Small Park at Main & Foote
Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — 89.1992.2 — Cambridge City
A transportation center, platted 1836 along the Whitewater River, the Cumberland/National Road, and the Whitewater Canal route. Four steam railroads served the town; interurban electric railroad opened 1903. Cambridge City Historic District listed . . . — Map (db m63949) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — Cambridge City Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those who fought to maintain this nation’s freedom — Map (db m120306) WM
Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — Indian Boundary LineThe Treaty of Fort Wayne — The Twelve Mile Purchase/ The Ten O’Clock Line
Indian Boundary Line marking the Twelve Mile Purchase from the Indians by the Fort Wayne Treaty in 1809 by Gov. William Henry Harrison

Placed by the National Old Trails Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution . . . — Map (db m120639) HM

Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — 89.1963.1 — Iron Brigade Commander
One-quarter mile south of this marker is the home of General Solomon A. Meredith, Iron Brigade Commander at Gettysburg. Born in North Carolina, Meredith was an Indiana political leader and post-war Surveyor-General of Montana Territory. — Map (db m4122) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — 89.1992.1 — Overbeck House and Studio
Indiana's first art pottery, a nationally-recognized product of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, was produced 1911–1955 by the Overbeck sisters. Their 1930s Federal Style house, one block south, was listed in National Register of . . . — Map (db m265) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Cambridge City — 89.2014.1 — Virginia Claypool Meredith"Queen of American Agriculture"
Side A As a writer, speaker, stockbreeder, and university professor, Meredith (born 1848) encouraged women to pursue education and careers related to farm life. She inherited Oakland Farm, three blocks south, 1882. Successfully grew business and . . . — Map (db m120302) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2013.1 — George Washington Julian
(Side One) A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . — Map (db m69282) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Historic National Road / Make History, Drive ItThe Road That Built The Nation
(Side One) Historic National Road The Road That Built The Nation Pike Towns The National Road--along which you now stand—arrived here in Centerville in 1832. Centerville was an early "pike town". Regularly . . . — Map (db m69309) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.1962.1 — Oliver P. Morton Home
Residence of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana during the crucial years of the American Civil War, 1861-65. U.S. Senator, 1867-77. Morton was the first native-born governor of Indiana. — Map (db m264) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2018.1 — Wayne County SeminaryOld School Site on the National Road
Side A Non-denominational academies called county seminaries opened across Indiana soon after statehood. Wayne County Seminary opened at present day Spruce and School Streets in 1829 and by 1835 offered elementary to collegiate level classes for . . . — Map (db m120296) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Dublin — 89.2003.1 — Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . — Map (db m270) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), East Germantown — 89.1978.1 — East Germantown Civil War Band
Band organized in East Germantown; members enlisted in 1862. Assigned to the Twelfth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Fought with General Ulysses S. Grant. Marched with General William T. Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. Erected in memory of D.W. . . . — Map (db m4668) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Fountain City — Fountain City Veterans MemorialWillow Grove Cemetery
In honor of all who served this nation and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend it and the freedom we cherish. — Map (db m120386) WM
Indiana (Wayne County), Fountain City — Home of Levi Coffin
1827 1847 This house was called the "Union Depot of the Underground Railroad," and more than 2000 escaped slaves were cared for here. Tablet placed by Wayne Co. Society of Indianapolis — Map (db m4482) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Fountain City — 89.2002.1 — Levi Coffin
(Front Side): Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist, lived in Newport (now Fountain City) with his family 1826-1847. Moved from North Carolina because he and his wife, Catharine, opposed slavery. Advocated, and sold in his store, . . . — Map (db m4480) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Milton — Valley Grove CemeteryValley Grove Church
The Valley Grove Cemetery Association was organized Jan. 1, 1876.

The original officers were - John Wallace, President     B. F. Beeson, Secretary     John W. Ferguson, Treasurer

The Valley Grove Church was completed on this . . . — Map (db m120319) HM

Indiana (Wayne County), Milton — Valley Grove Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of those who fought to maintain this nations freedom May 31, 1993 — Map (db m120320) WM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion
In memory of the forty-one persons who lost their lives in the tragic downtown explosion April 6, 1968 and with everlasting gratitude to those who helped give rebirth to this city — Map (db m21999) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — 89.2018.2 — Bishop William Paul QuinnBethel AME Church
Side A As a traveling missionary and preacher, Quinn helped establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in free and slave states before the Civil War. He influenced the faith, community, and education of thousands of . . . — Map (db m120251) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — 84.1963.2 — Camp Wayne
Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here. — Map (db m127316) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Freedom Fountain
Donated and built by The Citizens of Wayne County in grateful appreciation and eternal remembrance of Wayne County Veterans, of all wars, killed in action or declared missing, who have made the supreme sacrifice that freedom . . . — Map (db m22002) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Korean War Memorial1950 - 1955
Dedicated to those who fought to keep South Korea free and to those who maintain the vigilance. Dedicated June 23, 1984 — Map (db m22003) WM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Madonna of the Trail
(Southwest Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (Northwest Face) A Nation's Highway! Once a wilderness trail over which hardy pioneers made their perilous way seeking new homes in the dense forests of the . . . — Map (db m244) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Richmond Police Department Memorial
In honor of those who gave their lives for their community Amos Markle, Mar. 13, 1884 George Little, July 8, 1916 Elmer Stephenson, July 8, 1916 John Hennigar, Oct. 21, 1924 Police Officer's Prayer “Lord I ask for courage . . . — Map (db m22017) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Richmond's Record Roots
Charles Mosey, president of Mosey Manufacturing, began his notable career by making record dies in 1946. — Map (db m22016) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Sailor Street
Named for John Sailor, Richmond's first mayor after incorporation in 1840. As taverns required a back entrance on a street, this alley north of Main, from 7th to 11th, was named Sailor Street. This site is where the Starr House, noted hotel . . . — Map (db m41478) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — The Boundary Line Between Government and Indian Lands
This Tablet Marks the Boundary Line Between Government and Indian Lands fixed by Gen. Anthony Wayne and Twelve Tribes of Indians in the Greenville Treaty 1795 also The Site of Salisbury 1/3 mile south east ---- the first . . . — Map (db m120635) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — The First Toll Gate
This tablet marks the site of the first toll gate in the state of Indiana erected about 1850. — Map (db m288) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Vietnam War Memorial1961 - 1975
Dedicated to those who served in Vietnam — Map (db m22008) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Richmond — Wayne Township World War II Memorial
A living memorial dedicated in commemoration of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II from Wayne Township In grateful tribute to all men and women of this area who have or will serve in defense of our country Rededicated by . . . — Map (db m22009) HM

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