In loving memory and appreciation for the men and women of Adams County who served our nation.
This monument is dedicated to those veterans who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their todays for our tomorrows
World War I
Apr. 6, 1917 - . . . — — Map (db m37026) HM
William E. Allison
Boyce D. Phillips
Stephen E Breiner
Merlin C Beer
From the years 1965 to 1975 there were 58,000 Americans who lost their lives. Out . . . — — Map (db m211669) WM
2021 People's Choice Award "The inspiration for this sculpture was provided by all the stray neighborhood cats that would visit at night. This is a representation of how they react upon seeing us "
Artist: Greg Summers
in . . . — — Map (db m211677) HM
Chartered: June 8, 1917
Avon Burk, President
J. O. Sellemeyer, Vice President
Arthur Suttles, Second Vice President
Oscar Hoffman, Secretary
Arthur Holthouse, Treasurer
Ashbaurcher, A. R.
Bell, C. . . . — — Map (db m211674) HM
Decatur was selected as a County Seat on May 18, 1836. The founders were Samuel Rugg and Thomas Johnson. Decatur was surveyed by Jacob Hofer. The land for the site was owned by Thomas Johnson. Decatur was selected by a special county board comprised . . . — — Map (db m211666) HM
"For Which It Stands was commissioned by the Mayor of Itasca, Illinois to be placed in front of the flag pole outside the City Hall. I had an idea for two children to be pledging the flag. When I photographed the children, Eric, who was three, . . . — — Map (db m211691) HM
In Memory of
Gene Stratton - Porter
The Girl of The Limberlost,
The Song of the Cardinal, Freckles
and other nature stories.
Who came to Decatur as a bride and in
this County, at Geneva, on the banks of the . . . — — Map (db m54643) HM
Maybe it was foretold that Pennsylvanian born John Lingenfelter would become one of racing's most legendary engine builders. The gifted son of a mechanic, John began working on cars almost as soon as he could hold a wrench. A move to Indiana to . . . — — Map (db m168283) HM
"I was commissioned by the Village of Elk Grove, Illinois to create a memorial for four soldiers killed in the Afghan-Iraq war. They wanted a memorial that was more about family and honor, hence the children and lack of weapons. The soldier wears . . . — — Map (db m211690) WM
James Haire, a Colorado Artist, was commissioned to create this life-sized bronze sculpture in honor of the Scouts and Leaders of Adams County. The piece depicts not only the practical skills instruction adult volunteers provide to young scouts . . . — — Map (db m211619) HM
From 1886-1888 Gene Stratton-Porter and her husband Charles Porter lived in a two story woodframe house at this location. Not long after the birth of their only child, Jeanette, the Porters moved to Geneva. — — Map (db m211678) HM
"First card in a traditional Tarot deck, The Magician represents the ancient mystical principle "As Above, So Below." This sculptural "card" portrays The Magician's looping figure-eight infinity symbol with kinetic flipping heads, representing . . . — — Map (db m211693) HM
The first county jail was built in the Southwest Corner of the Courthouse Square and was used until 1868. It was built of double hewn logs: two rooms up, two below at a cost of $325.00. The court house could wait, but the jail had to be built. The . . . — — Map (db m211620) HM
The first election was held in 1833 at the Jeremiah Roe home. Samuel Rugg was appointed Justice of the Peace, David McKnight was appointed first Sheriff. The first County Election was held June 23, 1836.
The officials were: . . . — — Map (db m211668) HM
General Anthony Wayne and the Legion of the United States passed this way on October 30, 1794, in route from Fort Wayne to Fort Greenville, ending the western campaign against the Indian Confederacy. The Legion spent the previous night camped 2.6 . . . — — Map (db m29620) HM
Adams County formed 1835. Geneva incorporation 1874 included early towns Alexander and Buffalo. During 1890s oil boom, population and businesses grew. Fire destroyed much of town 1895; Geneva Board of Trustees banned wooden . . . — — Map (db m63824) HM