“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Orange County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Orange County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Orange County, IN (31) Crawford County, IN (9) Dubois County, IN (9) Lawrence County, IN (31) Martin County, IN (5) Washington County, IN (15)  OrangeCounty(31) Orange County (31)  CrawfordCounty(9) Crawford County (9)  DuboisCounty(9) Dubois County (9)  LawrenceCounty(31) Lawrence County (31)  MartinCounty(5) Martin County (5)  WashingtonCounty(15) Washington County (15)
Paoli is the county seat for Orange County
Adjacent to Orange County, Indiana
      Crawford County (9)  
      Dubois County (9)  
      Lawrence County (31)  
      Martin County (5)  
      Washington County (15)  
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1Indiana, Orange County, French Lick — French Lick - Historic Hotels of America
Historic Hotels of America Nation Trust for Historic Preservation Second Plaque This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m9917) HM
2Indiana, Orange County, French Lick — Site of The French Lick Fort
This hotel stands on the site of the French Lick Fort maintained as a Government Station - as a protection from Indians until about 1815.Map (db m11780) HM
3Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — Freeman Corner
Thomas Freeman surveyed the Vincennes Tract 1802-1803. The northeast corner of this tract is located 839 ft. N. and 48 ft. E. Placed by Lost River Chapter D.A.R. 1935.Map (db m74118) HM
4Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — 59.1966.1 — Freeman's Corner — (250 feet east)
. . . Map (db m74119) HM
5Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — Orleans Area War Memorial — Veterans of All Wars —
Dedicated to those who served (Leftmost Panel of Brick Memorials) First Column: Grant C. Cornwell - (USAAC - S/SGT) - (2-1942 to 10-1945) -•- Lester R. Cornwell - (USN - GM3/C) - (8-1944 to 2-1946) -•- Leland W. Cornwell - (USA . . . Map (db m22392) HM
6Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — 59.2004.1 — Orleans Congress Square
Side A: Orleans was platted March 11, 1815. This town square, called Congress Square, was part of the plat. Orleans Academy was built here 1866, in operation by 1867. In 1870s, the Academy was purchased, and its building was made part . . . Map (db m22064) HM
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7Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — Orleans Public Library — National Register of Historic Places
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195560) HM
8Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — Orleans School Bell — Bell "Rang" for 101 Years —
This bell rung in the Orleans Academy building when built in 1864, remained in the enlarged public school building until it was razed in 1965.Map (db m22095) HM
9Indiana, Orange County, Orleans — Orleans War Memorial
(East Side) Dedicated in honor of those who gave their lives in the service of their country that we might live in freedom (North Side) World War I Warren J. Brock • Wesley Edwards • Everett M. . . . Map (db m22315) WM
10Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Indiana Initial Point Memorial
Commemorating our Native Indians, our forefathers who planned and put into effect our Public Land System, the U.S. Deputy Public land Surveyors and our early prominent land surveyors ( Center are the plotted Survey Plaques ) Contributing . . . Map (db m47662) HM
11Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Orange County Civil War Memorial
1903 Presented by the Government to Williamson Post No. 364, G. A. R., and by the Post to Orange County, in Memory of Her Soldiers of 1861 - - - 1865Map (db m47424) HM
12Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Orange County Courthouse
The Orange County Courthouse circa 1850 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior 1975Map (db m47451) HM
13Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Orange County Honor Roll
( Across Top of Memorial ) Honor Roll of the Silent Ones Who fought for God and Country ( Center Panel ) * * * 1917 - - World War I - - 1918 * * * (Row One) - - Alvis Apple • William A. Beaty • Walter Benson • . . . Map (db m47489) WM
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14Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Orange County Revolutionary War Honor Roll / — Pioneer Mill Stones
( Bronze Plaque ) Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Orange County. (Row One) - - Thomas Atkinson • Joseph Bolling • William Case • William Chandler • Ephraim Dailey • George Duncan • Robert Hall • George Henton • . . . Map (db m47409) WM
15Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — Phoenix on the Square
On November 13, 2010, a devastating fire destroyed almost all of the southwest section of historical downtown Paoli. This building, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, was completed in the fall of 2012 and stands in memorial to those shops and . . . Map (db m195492) HM
16Indiana, Orange County, Paoli — 59.1961.1 — Pivot Point
600 yards west, intersection of the baseline and the second principal meridian, the lines fixed in 1805 by Ebenezer Buckingham, to govern land survey in Indiana under the Ordinance of 1785.Map (db m47345) HM
17Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 7 — Apollo: Spring No. 3
The mineral springs at West Baden Springs Hotel drew the people to the area and made it famous. During those early years, the springs were identified by numbers. Lee W. Sinclair had Spring No. 3 covered with a wooden structure, which housed the . . . Map (db m194997) HM
18Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 10 — Archway
The entrance of West Baden Springs Hotel features a double archway and serves as a gateway to the magnificent hotel. The International Steel and Iron Company was awarded the contract for the construction in 1902. The archway was actually . . . Map (db m195090) HM
19Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 9 — Brick Drive
You are standing on the original brick street to West Baden Springs Hotel, installed when the hotel was built in 1902. In the early 1900s, over half of the streets in the towns of French Lick and West Baden were made of bricks, numbering in the . . . Map (db m194999) HM
20Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 8 — Golf Courses
Golfing at the hotel was used as a form of relaxation for the guests. It provided a calm and peaceful environment for getting away from the troubles of everyday life. Luckily for the guests at West Baden Springs Hotel, they had two golf courses . . . Map (db m194998) HM
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21Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 16 — Joe Louis Bridge
Located to your left is the bridge named in honor of boxing legend Joe Louis. The "Brown Bomber" was the World heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949 who trained in West Baden. Although he trained at West Baden Springs Hotel, he was not allowed to . . . Map (db m195099) HM
22Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 14 — Seal Fountain
The Seal Fountain was named for the hand-carved seal that was perched on a mound of stones in the center of the fountain. Originally, the fountain was located in the center of the atrium when the hotel was built. Ferdinand Cross, a famous local . . . Map (db m195097) HM
23Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company — West Baden Office
Built 1917 • Restored 1987 Board of Directors Mr. Arnold F. Habig, Chairman Mr. Everett Land, President Mr. Thomas L. Habig, Secretary Miss Harriett Brown Mr. John B. Habig Mr. Ronald J. Sermersheim Mr. James M. Tucker Mr. Douglas A. . . . Map (db m195100) HM
24Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 4 — Sprudel: Spring No. 7
Spring No. 7 (later re-named Sprudel to honor the hotel's mascot) was the strongest, pumping out 12 gallons a minute with a production capacity of two thousand barrels of water a day. A lucrative bottling business from Spring No. 7 soon . . . Map (db m194996) HM
25Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 15 — St. Ignatius Cemetery
Several of the Jesuits who studied at the West Baden Monastery are buried here. Mr. Sinclair constructed two churches on the property, one Methodist and one Catholic, on each side of the cemetery located on the hill overlooking the brick street. . . . Map (db m195098) HM
26Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 1 — Sunken Garden
The walkway was designed to guide the hotel guests as they strolled through the sunken garden. Originally the paths to the various buildings in this area were covered with sawdust. However, in 1912 a disastrous fire destroyed the buildings that . . . Map (db m194995) HM
27Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — The Eighth Wonder of the World Revived
From its construction in 1902 to its closure as a resort hotel casino after the stock market crash of 1929, West Baden Springs Hotel's 200' free-span atrium dome was known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. After 1929 it housed a multitude . . . Map (db m195000) HM
28Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 13 — The Springs — Hygeia, Apollo, Neptune & Sprudel
West Baden Springs Hotel had four springs on its property; they were numbered in the order they were discovered. Only odd numbers were used to offset the practice at French Lick using even numbers. Spring No. 1 was renamed Hygeia Spring, based . . . Map (db m195095) HM
29Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — Traveling in Style: The Monon Connection
The remote southern Indiana location of the West Baden Springs and French Lick resort area made access by railroad essential to their prosperity in the late 1880’s. The resorts signed a deal with the Monon Railroad that granted direct access to the . . . Map (db m195001) HM
30Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 12 — U.S. Army Hospital
West Baden has had many different uses through the years. During WWI, the hotel became Army Hospital #35. By the Fall of 1918, troops needing medical aid were returning from war. The U.S. Army aggressively sought out potential sites for hospitals . . . Map (db m195094) HM
31Indiana, Orange County, West Baden Springs — 11 — West Baden Depot
The first rails into the Valley of Springs were built in 1887. Just outside the entrance arches at West Baden Springs Hotel are remnants of the rails and the foundation of the West Baden Depot. The Monon Line would stop at this depot before . . . Map (db m195091) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023