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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warrick County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Warrick County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Warrick County, IN (60) Dubois County, IN (9) Gibson County, IN (28) Pike County, IN (6) Spencer County, IN (56) Vanderburgh County, IN (17) Daviess County, KY (40) Henderson County, KY (50)  WarrickCounty(60) Warrick County (60)  DuboisCounty(9) Dubois County (9)  GibsonCounty(28) Gibson County (28)  PikeCounty(6) Pike County (6)  SpencerCounty(56) Spencer County (56)  VanderburghCounty(17) Vanderburgh County (17)  DaviessCountyKentucky(40) Daviess County (40)  HendersonCounty(50) Henderson County (50)
Boonville is the county seat for Warrick County
Adjacent to Warrick County, Indiana
      Dubois County (9)  
      Gibson County (28)  
      Pike County (6)  
      Spencer County (56)  
      Vanderburgh County (17)  
      Daviess County, Kentucky (40)  
      Henderson County, Kentucky (50)  
 
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1Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — Abraham Lincoln Came Often to Boonville
While living with his father on a farm about seventeen miles from here, came often to Boonville to hear court trials and to borrow books from John A. Brackenridge. From this corner Abraham Lincoln traveled North by ox-team on the Old . . . Map (db m47854) HM
2Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — James A. Hemenway
U.S. House of Representatives 1895 – 1905 (Bronze Relief - - James A. Hemenway) United States Senate 1905 – 1909 James A. Hemenway 1860 — 1923 Who through hard work, practical . . . Map (db m47913) HM
3Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — Ratliff BoonThe Faithful among the Faithfullest — Born 1781 — Died 1844 —
First Indiana State Legislator Lt. Governor State of Ind. 1819 Governor State of Ind. Sept. 12, 1822 to Dec. 5, 1822 U.S. Congressman 8 terms. 1823 — 1839Map (db m47853) HM
4Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — Warrick County Desert Storm Veterans Memorial
On this 27th day of February, 1992 the citizens of Warrick Co. Dedicate this monument to the Men and Women from our county who served in the United States Armed Forces in Operation Desert Shield / Storm and all military personel involved in . . . Map (db m47881) WM
5Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — Warrick County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
( Four Sides of Obelisk ) Seals of U. S. Armed Services ( Two Identical Plaques ) Dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans 1981Map (db m47856) WM
6Indiana, Warrick County, Boonville — William L. Barker1857 — 1937
President of Warrick County Historical Society 1922 – 1927 President of Southwestern Indiana historical Society 1929 – 1931 Who performed important service in establishing by verified statements from . . . Map (db m47937) HM
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7Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Abshier Ice House
Built in 1878 by James E. and Cora Absnier for use as an ice house. Each winter ice cut from the river and Mill Pond was stored within its 17 inch thick walls. Restored in 1969 by Nanene Queen Engle, a granddaughter of the Abshiers.Map (db m207289) HM
8Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Bakery Shop Building
Built by A. M. Phelps. George Fuquay and sons opened Fuquay Department Store in 1860 and did business here for 24 years. Later it housed both bakery and grocery stores. At one time the telephone exchange was on the second floor.Map (db m207347) HM
9Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Bates-Walden House
Built by Salvin Bates a dry goods merchant, about 1860. In June, 1887 house was bought by Dr. William Walden, a prominent Newburgh physician, who lived here for 54 years.Map (db m207298) HM
10Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Burns-Brown-Rust Home
House built 1860's. Second floor added after 1926 fire. Home to Newburgh Register publisher and Newburgh Bandmember Albert "Boonie" Burns; Methodist minister S. Stroud; and Castle H.S. founding proponent Eldredge Rust with wife schoolteacher Nellie . . . Map (db m207313) HM
11Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Citizens Bank – Newburgh State Bank
The Citizens Bank was opened in 1902, about 1920 bank doubled in size and renamed Newburgh State Bank. Had a large double door vault, safest vault in Midwest area. On second floor Dr. Robert Calvin and Dr. Cade Munns had offices, also Indiana Bell . . . Map (db m207291) HM
12Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Clements-Koch House
Built in 1864 by Compense and Louise Clements. It was the home of Ernest Otto Koch, an early brick and tile manufacturer from 1870 to 1886. In later years the home of Neely C. Metcalf, a local tinsmith and for years a rural mailcarrier.Map (db m207325) HM
13Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Corneal McCormick House
Built about 1870 by Corneal McCormick, Kentucky native and landowner, who operated a grocery on Water St. A skilled musician and violin maker, he usually kept a glue pot warming on the hearth here, ready for use.Map (db m207342) HM
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14Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Cutteridge-Curtis House
John Cutteridge moved to Newburgh from Cambridgeshire, England, in 1851. He was the proprietor of a livery, feed and sale stable. His daughter, Dorcus Curtis lived here until her death.Map (db m207311) HM
15Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Darby-Cook House
House built about 1855 by John Darby and wife, Emily Hazen. He was a grandson of John Sprinkle, founder of Newburgh. Fred and Sallie Cook, and their daughters, Freda and Bess lived here for many years.Map (db m207287) HM
16Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — DeForest-Lawhead-Freels Building
In 1912 a hardware store was owned here by John C. and Mary DeForest. Henry A. Lawhead owned it in 1920 – later Bruce Lawhead ran a shoe shop – the repair prices were moderate and the work of best quality. April 1957 owned by Clayton T. and Kathryn . . . Map (db m207321) HM
17Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Delaney Academy
Last location of Delaney Academy built about 1857 by A.M. Phelps and others. It remained here until 1867. The object of the school was to train young men for the ministry, but admission was not denied any man or woman seeking a higher education.Map (db m207329) HM
18Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Dr. James R. Tillman House
The rear wing part of original house built by Samuel Short in 1820. Main section built by Dr. Tillman in 1865. After fire in 1870 American Gothic porch installed. Restored in 1936.Map (db m207286) HM
19Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Dr. Mary E. Phelps House
Dr. Mary E. Phelps, Robert Phelps' adopted daughter, graduated from Women's Medical School, Northwestern University in 1893. She was the first woman doctor in this area...Mrs. Ethel Sargeant...house from Dr. PhelpsMap (db m207344) HM
20Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Dr. William P. Thompson House
House built about 1843. Dr. William P. Thompson lived here from 1863 to 1913. The design is a classic Greek Revival town house, with a windowed top, which served to monitor traffic on the river.Map (db m207322) HM
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21Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Early Newburgh Beginnings
Newburgh traces its origins to ca. 1803, when squatters, led by John Sprinkle, were forced to leave Henderson, Kentucky, where they had resided since 1792. Sprinkle, at the time of his death in 1821, had a ferry, a tavern, and a pork-packing . . . Map (db m207265) HM
22Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Evansville Suburban and Newburgh Traction Station
Built in 1912 as a passenger and freight depot. Cars daily brought merchandise to local businessmen. Tower room used by ticket agent as bedroom. Building remodeled into a home by Lelon and Jane Crenshaw in 1952.Map (db m207263) HM
23Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Exchange Hotel
This hotel was built in 1841 by Joseph Spitz. During the Civil War was used as an armory and a hospital.Map (db m207290) HM
24Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Fred Frank House
House built in 1867 by Fred Frank, a Civil War veteran, who ran a tailoring and dry goods shop on Water St. His daughter, Mrs. Anna Allen was a librarian here for 20 years.Map (db m207338) HM
25Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Haney-Williams House
This house was built about 1852 by Henry J.P. Haney. It is an Early American six-room solid brick house. Lt. John R. Bell, who distinguished himself during the Civil War, and wife, Eliza Jane, lived here in 1864. Erastus and Emily Williams lived . . . Map (db m207272) HM
26Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Henry & Caroline Koch House
House built in 1891 by the Koch family, who, for many years, contributed much to the progress of Newburgh. They were in the brick, tile and stoneware business. House remained in Koch family until the death of Caroline in 1935.Map (db m207327) HM
27Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Herman Brizius House
Built in 1911 by Herman Brizius, a pharmacist, and his wife, Mattie Lant, who lived here over 50 years. He was a graduate of Purdue Univ. who owned and operated Brizius Drug Store on State St. in Newburgh from 1906 to 1940.Map (db m207356) HM
28Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Herscher-Litzenberger Building
Built 1870 by Philip Herscher who opened a grocery. In 1893 Fred Litzenberger opened his grocery. Family lived on the second floor. Otto Britzius moved his meat market here in 1920. During the 1937 flood the Post Office used this building. Later . . . Map (db m207348) HM
29Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Home of Dr. Robert Slaughter
A fire of March 1888 started in identical home on corner and destroyed both after a heroic battle of neighbors and townsfolk fought hard to save the block. Both homes were rebuilt to resemble original structures. Prior to fire, this was home to Dr. . . . Map (db m207349) HM
30Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Jacob Brenner House
Jacob Brenner, a German immigrant brick mason, built the brick portion of this Federal style house in 1845, using clay from his property. Several additions have been made to the house starting around 1900.Map (db m207330) HM
31Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Jacob Sargeant House
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32Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Kuebler's Gardens
Built by John M. Kuebler about 1860. In addition to being a tanner by trade he raised grapes and made wine of excellent quality. Many people enjoyed these gardens for years.Map (db m207328) HM
33Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — La Belle Riviere
You are overlooking a river that once belonged to France. While the name Ohio comes from the Iroquois word oyo, to the French it was La Belle Riviere – the Beautiful River. This plaque honors three adventurous Frenchmen. The first, . . . Map (db m207269) HM
34Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Landing Site – Major John Sprinkle
It was here that John Sprinkle landed in the spring of 1803 to establish the first permanent settlement in Warrick Co. He was a native Pennsylvanian and a blacksmith by trade. In 1818 he had the land surveyed and laid out the Town of . . . Map (db m207264) HM
35Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Little Red Brick House
Built between 1850-1880. Legend has it, uses have included ice house and tack shop. Most recently known as a mortuary museum. For many years, this gem was concealed within another structure. In 1986 a fire revealed the little brick house inside.Map (db m207233) HM
36Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Lockmaster Cottages
Twin cottages built in 1928 as homes for "Lockmaster" and "Assistant” in order to watch over the lock and dam below. This federal land with houses given to Newburgh in 1979 for public use after locks were demolished. Today offered for rental for . . . Map (db m207235) HM
37Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Louis Pepmiller House
House built about 1846 by Matthew Luce. This white frame sill house was occupied for many years by Louis and Caroline Brizius Pepmiller, a native of Holland, and a business partner in the Brizius Milling Company.Map (db m207350) HM
38Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Louis Schumacher House
House built about 1862 by Louis and Katherine Schafer Schumacher. They lived here thirty years. Original architecture has remained the same through the years.Map (db m207340) HM
39Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Miner-Raleigh House
Built by Luther Marshall Miner in the early 1840's. His daughter, Eldora Miner Raleigh, a teacher, artist, historian and early leader in the women's rights movement, lived here until her death in 1930.Map (db m207300) HM
40Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Newburgh CapturedJuly 18, 1862
The first town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to be captured by the Confederate forces during the War Between the States. Brig. Gen Adam R. Johnson with a guerrilla band crossed the Ohio River and confiscated supplies and ammunition without a . . . Map (db m138461) HM WM
41Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Newburgh Light and Water Co.Indiana Cities Water Corp.
NL & WC was started around 1914 when they laid water pipes and bought ground from the Methodist Church for a big water tank. Herman Schumacher and Roscoe Denison were the first owners. Later Eugene Sargeant replaced Denison. In 1930 S.I.G. & E.C. . . . Map (db m207268) HM
42Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Newburgh's Historic Lock & Dam
The story of the Ohio River is not complete without the story of its locks and dams. Early navigation on the Ohio was restricted by water levels dictated by the seasons. In the dry season the river was so shallow in parts it could be crossed by . . . Map (db m207232) HM
43Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Nicholas Schuetz House
Built in 1845 by Nicholas Schuetz, father of John Schuetz. House is early American design with brick walls, stone lintels and a central doorway with transom and sidelights. Remained in Schuetz family until 1963.Map (db m207285) HM
44Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Peter Koch House
Federal style house built ebeet 1855 by Peter Koch, who came from Darmstedt, Germany. At his place of business on Water St. he sold groceries, provisions, queensware, glassware, tobacco and notions. On Oct. 1, 1865 he was married to Margarethe . . . Map (db m207332) HM
45Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Phelps-Hopkins House
This mansion was built in 1850 by A. M. Phelps, philanthropist, builder and merchant. The family of Charles Hopkins lived here for many years.Map (db m207345) HM
46Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Phelps-Sargeant Block
A M. Phelps, well known philanthropist-prominent citizen, built wooden super-structure as house for his family before 1837. Added brick ground-level section when Jennings St. was constructed and State St. lowered in 1857. Purchased in 1917 by his . . . Map (db m207319) HM
47Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Professor Durgin Home
Built 1873. Home to Prof. Henry B. Durgin who began Newburgh's largest private school in 1851. His wife Mary was granddaughter to early area settler and woodsman, Bailey Anderson. During 1920's, this was home to Herbert Ellis and wife Eula, pianist . . . Map (db m207323) HM
48Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Ringham House
This home is typical of the brick houses built in early Newburgh. Built by John Cutteridge. Some of the owners were Joshua Gray, Charles Brennen, Isaac Butterworth and in 1873 bought by Catharine A. Ringham. For 30 years Byron and Sadye Wilson lived . . . Map (db m207308) HM
49Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Rutledge House
Built prior to 1845 by Abner Luce. House was built in three sections. After 1898 the family of Andrew Rutledge lived here for some 45 years.Map (db m207316) HM
50Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Samuel R. Weed House
House built in 1856 by Joshua and Emeline Garwood McKinney. Sold to Samuel R. Weed in 1857, whose third wife was Mary Ann “Polly” Castle, daughter of Ozro Castle. Dr. Union T. and Jennie Mitchell Taylor owned house in 1918.Map (db m207353) HM
51Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Site of First Dwelling in Warrick CountyHome of John Sprinkle
In 1803 John Sprinkle left Kentucky and landed two miles below Cypress Creek. Founded the town of Sprinklesburg later called Newburgh. He was a blacksmith by trade. John E. and Eleanor Igleheart owned the land from 1905 to 1921. Founder and . . . Map (db m207302) HM
52Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — St. John the Baptist Church
In 1862 a group of Catholic families met at the home of Henry Weiss to begin preparations for the building of a church. The new church was dedicated July, 1867. The congregation numbered about 30 families. It remained here until April, 1959 and . . . Map (db m207324) HM
53Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Stokes Garwood House
Built in the 1840's by Stokes Garwood, blacksmith and wagon and plow maker. House is one of the oldest in this area. It is a good example of Greek Revival architecture.Map (db m207355) HM
54Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — The Newburgh Tobacco Co.Colonial Manor
This building built prior to the Civil War. In 1917 Ernest H. Koch, Sr. and Henry H. Powell organized the Newburgh Tobacco Co. to make smoking and chewing tobacco. Their slogan was "The Twist that put Newburgh on the Map". In 1946 building made into . . . Map (db m207266) HM
55Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — The Princess Theatre Building
Built by Herman Schumacher after 1915. The Newburgh Amusement Co. formed in 1918 to present theatrical plays, operas, concerts, and motion pictures. Latest motion pictures of the times were shown from 1917 until 1956. Later it became a community . . . Map (db m207292) HM
56Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Thomas Floyd Bethell House
Thomas Bethell built this house in 1855 after success in a river trading business and a general merchandising store on Water Street. He was Captain of Company I during the Civil War. His daughter, Eliza Bethell Warren lived here after her marriage . . . Map (db m207294) HM
57Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Thomas P. Gunnell House
Built around 1840 by Thomas P. Gunnell, an Englishman, who came from Philadelphia. He was a blacksmith, dealing in plows, wagons and buggies. He represented this district at the National Convention that nominated Fillmore for President.Map (db m207295) HM
58Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Town Hall
Built as Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1853 and used as church until 1966. Delaney Academy met in basement 1853-1857.Map (db m207346) HM
59Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Weis House
Built in 1839 by Joseph Weis, harness maker. Oldest brick house in Newburgh. Catholic congregation held masses in this house before they built their church across the street.Map (db m207284) HM
60Indiana, Warrick County, Newburgh — Williams-Raab House
This Federal style half house was built in 1843 by Henry Williams. Was occupied for years by John and Carrie Brizius Raab. John Raab was a partner in the Brizius Milling Company.Map (db m207270) HM
 
 
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Mar. 30, 2023