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Historical Markers and War Memorials in DeKalb County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, IN (45) Allen County, IN (123) LaGrange County, IN (12) Noble County, IN (19) Steuben County, IN (35) Defiance County, OH (118) Williams County, OH (89)  DeKalbCounty(45) DeKalb County (45)  AllenCounty(123) Allen County (123)  LaGrangeCounty(12) LaGrange County (12)  NobleCounty(19) Noble County (19)  SteubenCounty(35) Steuben County (35)  DefianceCountyOhio(118) Defiance County (118)  WilliamsCounty(89) Williams County (89)
Auburn is the county seat for DeKalb County
Adjacent to DeKalb County, Indiana
      Allen County (123)  
      LaGrange County (12)  
      Noble County (19)  
      Steuben County (35)  
      Defiance County, Ohio (118)  
      Williams County, Ohio (89)  
 
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1Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — "It All Started Here"1874
The Eckhart Carriage Company was established in 1874 in Auburn, Indiana. It was the direct ancestor of the Auburn Automobile Company as both were owned by the Eckhart family in the early days. This is the last remaining building of the . . . Map (db m73297) HM
2Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Alan LeamyChief Body Designer - Auburn Automobile Company
Alan Leamy's everlasting gift to the automotive world is a legacy of stunningly boautiful body styles that are the epitome of classic car design. He was only 25 years old when he created the distinctive classic look of the Cord L-29, America's . . . Map (db m185853) HM
3Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Auburn / Cord
Auburn. The Grand Trinity of classic automobiles—Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg—each played prominent roles in racing history. Established in 1900 by the Eckhart family, early models successfully competed in the popular speed and reliability . . . Map (db m185849) HM
4Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — 17.1992.1 — Auburn Automobile Company
Auburn Automobile Company (1900-1937) Art Deco Style Administration building, built 1929-1930. Housed departments of Cord Corporation, manufacturer of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles. Became Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, 1974; listed in . . . Map (db m53934) HM
5Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility has been designated a National Historic Landmark This industrial complex is a rare surviving example of an independent specialty automobile company that manufactured . . . Map (db m185856) HM
6Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Augie DuesenbergAutomotive Engineer
Augie was a tireless practical engineer who could turn mechanical concepts into reality. The Duesenberg racecars upon which he labored in the 1920s and 30s set top-speed and durability records, won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans and were . . . Map (db m185846) HM
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7Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — DeKalb County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of DeKalb County SoldiersMap (db m53948) WM
8Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — DeKalb County Veterans Memorial
"Dekalb County Supports Our Veterans"Map (db m193314) WM
9Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193313) HM
10Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193316) HM
11Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193317) HM
12Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193318) HM
13Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Duesenberg
The name Duesenberg is forever linked with early motorsports. In 1913, German immigrant brothers Fred and Augie Duesenberg founded the company that bore their name in St. Paul, Minn., to produce the best high-performance custom engines and . . . Map (db m185841) HM
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14Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Errett Lobban (E.L.) CordPresident - Auburn Automobile Company and Cord Corporation
In 1924, E. L. Cord was tochuited to manage the struggling Auburn Automobile Company with the provision that he could secure controlling interest if he were successful. He quickly assembled young. talented engineers and designers that . . . Map (db m185855) HM
15Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Fallen Warbirds Veterans Memorial
In memory of fallen warbirdsMap (db m185861) WM
16Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Frank EckhartSecretary and Treasurer - Auburn Automobile Company
Frank Eckhart was the oldest son of Charles Eckhart, founder of the Eckhart Carriage Company. In 1902, Frank was inspired to build a horseless carriage after being frustrated in his attempt to purchase one. The result was the first Auburn . . . Map (db m185848) HM
17Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Fred DuesenbergVice President of Engineering - Duesenberg, Inc.
Inventor, engineer, and automotive pioneer Fred Duesenberg was responsible for many technological innovations in the early twentieth century. As a German immigrant, he shaped the automotive industry on both the race track and public roads, . . . Map (db m185847) HM
18Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Gordon BuehrigChief Body Designer - Duesenberg, Inc. & Auburn Automobile Company
Gordon Buehrig was only 25 when he became the chief body designer for Duesenberg, huilders of the most prestigious motor car in the United StatCs. There he rendered some of the most stunning classic car body designs ever penned. With his . . . Map (db m185850) HM
19Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Herb SnowVice President of Engineering - Auburn Automobile Company
From 1927 through 1936, Herb Snow was responsible for many of the engineering advancements of the Auburn Automobile Company He was intensely involved in both the Cord L-29 and 810//812 front-wheel-drive projects. Snow is credited with the . . . Map (db m185857) HM
20Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Men EmployeesAuburn Automobile Company Workers
"No salesman can 'talk' quality into a car that has not been built into it," said E. L. Cord. Thus, the men empioyed by the Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg inc., were charged with the demanding task of meeting Cord's high expectations . . . Map (db m185843) HM
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21Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — RangersWorld War II Army Rangers — Rangers lead the way —
Invasions North Africa - Sicily - Italy Anzio - Normandy - Leyte - Luzon Raids Dieppe - Sened Station - Dinegat Homonhon - Cabanatuan Major Battles Arzew - Dernaia Pass - El Guettar Gela - Licata - Porto Empedocle Butera - . . . Map (db m185863) WM
22Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Roadside America
Before the advent of the interstate highway system and modern hotel chains, travelers often had to sleep along the side of the road in their cars. Beginning just prior to 1920, travel courts and tourist camps began to appear and offered a warm, . . . Map (db m185860) HM
23Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Robert WileyExpert Sales Manager - Auburn Automobile Company
Robert Wiley started his career at the Auburn Automobile Company in 1920 as a salesman. Prior to that, he served in the Philippines as a lieutenant in the army. Upon his discharge, he obtained a job in the Auburn sales department. When the . . . Map (db m185840) HM
24Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Site Of Wesley Park's Home
On this site stood the log home of Wesley Park, co-founder with John Howe of the City of Auburn in 1836. Park's cabin was an important social and government center, serving as a tavern, resting place, and courthouse for early settlers and . . . Map (db m60238) HM
25Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Smith Acres Park
. . . Map (db m193319) HM
26Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — William Jacob Cuppy1884-1949
Humorist, author, and critic Will Cuppy was born here. He graduated from the University of Chicago, where he published his first book in 1910. He moved to New York City ca. 1914 and become a book reviewer at the New York Herald . . . Map (db m139895) HM
27Indiana (DeKalb County), Auburn — Women EmployeesAuburn Automobile Company Workers
The story of women workers at the Auburn Automobile Company is a narrative of social change in Auburn and DeKalb County. Employment at the auto company permitted women to become co-breadwinners in their families during lean times. Although . . . Map (db m185844) HM
28Indiana (DeKalb County), Butler — American Legion Post No. 202 Veterans Memorial
In tribute to all veterans "Your gift is our peace"Map (db m193321) WM
29Indiana (DeKalb County), Butler — Butler's Thompson Block Building
In 1903, Walter and Eclecta Thompson constructed the original Opera House building. The Opera House Grand Opening took place on November 26, 1903, with a performance by a military band with a full orchestra performing "In Sunny Tennessee." . . . Map (db m193322) HM
30Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — 17.2017.1 — Creek Chub Bait Company
Side A In 1916, Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling,and George Schulthess established the company, which became one of the country's leading manufacturers of artificial fishing lures. Crafted by a largely female workforce, the high quality lures . . . Map (db m107129) HM
31Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — Garrett Keyser Butler Veterans Memorial
In memory of Garrett Keyser Butler War Veterans Map (db m185865) WM
32Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — John Bowersox (Bowers)ca. 1884 - 1936
Stage performer and silent film actor John Bowersox grew up along Cowen Street. He performed in amateur plays in Huntington and in 1904 joined a professional touring company. Adopting the stage name Bowers, he debuted on Broadway in 1912 and . . . Map (db m182511) HM
33Indiana (DeKalb County), Garrett — Memorial To Jacob And Sarah Ober Brechbill
Who settled here in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, state of Indiana in the year 1864 with purchase of three hundred seventy acres of virgin land and from which in 1882 they donated the tract on which the nearby Christian Union Church is . . . Map (db m159852) HM
34Indiana (DeKalb County), Hamilton — Site Of First Settler In DeKalb County
Site of first settler in DeKalb County by John Houlton Sr. Sept. 4, 1833Map (db m196510) HM
35Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) — The Great Emancipator —
The 2012-13 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Abraham Lincoln, dedicated May 2013. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. . . . Map (db m186261) HM
36Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — G.A.R. Civil War Memorial[Riverside Cemetery]
. . . Map (db m163068) WM
37Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — In The Distance
In the distance, we see a monument dedicated in 1911 to the men of our community who participated in this nation's Civil War. The Civil War (1861 to 1865) cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and was fought over fundamental ideas relating . . . Map (db m186260) HM
38Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — James Franklin Sechler (Frank)
James Franklin Sechler (Frank), born in 1924, served his community in many exceptional ways until his untimely passing in 2007. Frank could have gone anywhere and been successful; however, he chose to dedicate his life to this community where he . . . Map (db m186254) HM
39Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Jeff Gordon(Born August 4, 1971) — Former NASCAR Driver —
The 2018-19 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Jeff Gordon, dedicated July 2019. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186268) HM
40Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Jim Davis(Born July 28, 1945) — American Cartoonist —
The 2014-15 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Jim Davis, dedicated July 2015. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186263) HM
41Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Myra Selby(Born July 1, 1955) — Indiana Supreme Court Justice —
The 2016-17 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Myra Selby, dedicated August 2017. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186265) HM
42Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Phil Carpenter(Born November 24, 1938) — Local Leader —
This wooden statue is a tribute to Phil Carpenter, a local leader in DeKalb Eastern School District who was instrumental in the creation of the St. Joe River Greenway in 2001. The project was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. . . . Map (db m186257) HM
43Indiana (DeKalb County), Saint Joe — Veterans Memorial[Riverside Cemetery]
In memory of those who servedMap (db m163067) WM
44Indiana (DeKalb County), Spencerville — First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828
First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828Map (db m139919) HM
45Indiana (DeKalb County), Spencerville — 17.1996.1 — Spencerville Covered Bridge
Built 1873, by John A. McKay, spanning Saint Joseph River; a Smith Truss, Variant Four, by Smith Bridge Company, Toledo, Ohio; has remained in use with regular maintenance, repairs, and extensive 1981 restoration. Listed in National Register of . . . Map (db m52971) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022