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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Decatur County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Decatur 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 Decatur County, IN (22) Bartholomew County, IN (17) Franklin County, IN (61) Jennings County, IN (12) Ripley County, IN (35) Rush County, IN (9) Shelby County, IN (8)  DecaturCounty(22) Decatur County (22)  BartholomewCounty(17) Bartholomew County (17)  FranklinCounty(61) Franklin County (61)  JenningsCounty(12) Jennings County (12)  RipleyCounty(35) Ripley County (35)  RushCounty(9) Rush County (9)  ShelbyCounty(8) Shelby County (8)
Greensburg is the county seat for Decatur County
Adjacent to Decatur County, Indiana
      Bartholomew County (17)  
      Franklin County (61)  
      Jennings County (12)  
      Ripley County (35)  
      Rush County (9)  
      Shelby County (8)  
 
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1Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — 16.2014.1 — Carl Fisher
Fisher, an entrepreneur who helped make automobiles a viable form of transportation, was born in Greensburg, 1874. He co-founded Prest-O-Lite Co., 1904, which developed acetylene gas vehicle headlights distributed nationwide. Co-founder and . . . Map (db m207242) HM
2Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Citizens’ Bank Building
Built in 1922, The Citizens’ National Bank (established 1871) building displays the Neo Classic / Classical Revival style, featuring an arch, dentils, and both Doric and Tuscan columns. The Greensburg Building and Loan Association later occupied the . . . Map (db m207373) HM
3Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — 16.2001.1 — Civil War General John T. Wilder
Side one Wilder (1830-1917), resident of Greensburg circa 1858-1869, built this home 1865-1866. He was millwright and inventor; provided major employment in the area. Enlisted in Civil War; appointed lieutenant colonel of Seventeenth . . . Map (db m44744) HM
4Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Colonel Thomas Hendricks / Elizabeth Trimble Hendricks
1822 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1922 Colonel Thomas Hendricks Veteran of the War of 1812 Founded this Town in 1821 He built the first cabin and donated one hundred acres of ground to the new . . . Map (db m44769) HM
5Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 — Bridge Moved —
Built by the Pan-American Bridge Company of New Castle, Indiana, in 1915. This bridge originally carried County Road 700 South over Sand Creek, 2.5 miles East of Letts, Indiana. This bridge was disassembled, rehabilitated, and reconstructed at . . . Map (db m22028) HM
6Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Decatur County All Wars Memorial
Note: When this Memorial was documented and photographed (Sunday: 7-17-2011), it was being yet constructed (and/or reconstructed.) There were skids of building material setting about in the parking lot, ground opened, concrete just finished, . . . Map (db m45063) WM
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7Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Decatur County Civil War Memorial
( Front Plaque ) In Honor of the Civil War Soldiers of Decatur County. “This monument cannot disclose. Nor can the skill of mortal make a record of the countless woes they suffered for their Country’s sake.” . . . Map (db m44943) WM
8Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — 16.1980.1 — Decatur County Court House
Site of the original court house built in 1827 and occupied until 1854. Present building completed in 1860. Large tooth aspen tree appeared in 1870 on the roof of the 115 foot clock tower. In July, 1863, it became a temporary armory while troops . . . Map (db m44757) HM
9Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — 16.2007.1 — Donnell -V.- State, 1852
Side one: Luther Donnell was convicted in Decatur Circuit Court (1849) of aiding fugitive slaves, Caroline and her four children, to escape to Canada. In Donnell v. State, Indiana Supreme Court reversed the conviction, claiming that under . . . Map (db m44752) HM
10Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — 16.2008.1 — Escape of Caroline, 1847
Caroline and her four children escaped Kentucky slave owner October 31, 1847; they crossed Ohio River near Madison. After passing near here, Fugit Township black and white residents hid family close to Clarksburg. While hidden, family seized . . . Map (db m44743) HM
11Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Palmer Building
Constructed c. 1860 in Classical Revival style, it displays a unique parapet front gable roof with wood topped "steps.” At least four food distributors were located at this site, including Kammerling's Meats in 1908, the Model Grocery in 1914, . . . Map (db m187666) HM
12Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Reiter Building
Built circa 1865 by Abraham Reiter, this 3-story Italianate style commercial building continuously housed a series of dry goods companies for over 75 years. After a period of vacancy, in 1948 Holthouse Furniture occupied the space for 10 years. This . . . Map (db m207370) HM
13Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Seitz Building
Once featuring a cupola at its peak, this 1867 structure displays Italianate Commercial architecture. The only building with four stories, it was first known as the Seitz House Hotel in 1886 and remained a hotel for over 30 years. It housed the . . . Map (db m207335) HM
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14Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Spanish American War Veterans
( Front Plaque ) ( Bronze “Crest” of the “Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902" ) ( Obverse Plaque ) ( Likeness of the Original Memorial ) Original Spanish American War Memorial On 24 August . . . Map (db m44798) WM
15Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Swem Block
Built in 1891, corner towers, an original center pediment, and three arches framing the square windows reflect Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. J.M. Woodfill & Sons clothing store occupied the west location at this time, and continued for over . . . Map (db m207359) HM
16Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — The Erdman Building
The bay window and ornamental corners of this building represent one of the few examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Courthouse Square district. Built in 1908 b George Erdmann, it originally housed a saloon. Later Roy C. Kanouse, known as “The . . . Map (db m207274) HM
17Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — The Naegel Building
In 1893 Robert Naegel built this two-story structure featuring an elaborate metal facade that reflects a combination of Italianate and Queen Anne architecture. The Capital Finance Corporation was located here for nearly 40 years, beginning in the . . . Map (db m44947) HM
18Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Veterans Memorial
(Currently no transcription - work on the memorial and its surroundings are in progress as of spring, 2018)Map (db m116576) WM
19Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — White Building
The west side of this 1885 Italianate commercial style building was occupied by the Fair Store from circa 1908 to 1972. Hunter’s Pharmacy replaced the variety store and continued there until 2000. The upper story housed the G.A.R. Hall for nearly 30 . . . Map (db m207262) HM
20Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Wilder Building
Civil War hero Col. John T. Wilder built this Italianate structure in 1865. The mansard roof and decorative trim added a year later reflected the newly-popular Second Empire architecture., making it the first 3-story building in Greensburg. The . . . Map (db m207273) HM
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21Indiana (Decatur County), Greensburg — Zoellner Building
Believed to be one of the oldest buildings in the district, this Federal Style building constructed circa 1850 displays the low-pitch gable roof indicative of the period. The structure has housed numerous businesses, one of the earliest known being . . . Map (db m207260) HM
22Indiana (Decatur County), Westport — Westport Covered Bridge
A Single Span Burr Arch Bridge Built by A.M. Kennedy & Sons in 1880 Clear Span 111 ft. 6 in. Overall Length 130 ft. Entered on the National Register of Historic Places June 25, 1982Map (db m73979) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022