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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grant County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Grant 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 Grant County, IN (59) Blackford County, IN (7) Delaware County, IN (24) Howard County, IN (26) Huntington County, IN (52) Madison County, IN (41) Miami County, IN (8) Tipton County, IN (8) Wabash County, IN (37) Wells County, IN (8)  GrantCounty(59) Grant County (59)  BlackfordCounty(7) Blackford County (7)  DelawareCounty(24) Delaware County (24)  HowardCounty(26) Howard County (26)  HuntingtonCounty(52) Huntington County (52)  MadisonCounty(41) Madison County (41)  MiamiCounty(8) Miami County (8)  TiptonCounty(8) Tipton County (8)  WabashCounty(37) Wabash County (37)  WellsCounty(8) Wells County (8)
Marion is the county seat for Grant County
Adjacent to Grant County, Indiana
      Blackford County (7)  
      Delaware County (24)  
      Howard County (26)  
      Huntington County (52)  
      Madison County (41)  
      Miami County (8)  
      Tipton County (8)  
      Wabash County (37)  
      Wells County (8)  
 
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1Indiana (Grant County), Fairmont — Memorial Point Korea and Vietnam Memorial
Korea * U.S. Armed Forces * Viet Nam Dedicated to those who gave their lives from Fairmont and Liberty Townships Charles Edwin King · Marvin Edward Glassburn · Robert Eli Titus · Keith Alan Locher · Roy Leon Whitenack · Richard W. Wood . . . Map (db m168992) WM
2Indiana (Grant County), Fairmont — Memorial Point Veterans Honor Roll
In honor of those who gave their lives 21 names not transcribed Donated by: the Town of Fairmont Sponsored by the Fairmont Chapter American War Mother September 26, 1982 Fairmont & Liberty Township Honor Roll World War II . . . Map (db m168993) WM
3Indiana (Grant County), Fairmont — Memorial Point World War I Memorial
Clyde E. Scott · Hiram Q. Cox · Geo. H. Foster · Ethel D. Leach · Lee G. Winslow · Chas. E. Creek World WarMap (db m168990) WM
4Indiana (Grant County), Fairmont — Memorial Point World War II Memorial
Dedicated to those who served from Fairmont and Liberty Twp. Those who made the supreme sacrifice Edward L. Addison · Rex E. Dickey · Charles H. Ford · Wesley Grahl · William Jessup · Earl E. Kepler · Charles Kimbrough · Millard . . . Map (db m168991) WM
5Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — "Jimmy Dean Was Here" — James Dean Visual Tour
James Dean riding his Czech CZ 125cc motorcycle in front of the Citizens Exchange Bank at 102 S. Main Street, circa 1947.Map (db m182716) HM
6Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — "Jimmy Dean Was Here" — James Dean Visual Tour
James Dean is standing next to long-time friend, Bill Beck, twelve-year old cousin Marcus Winslow, Jr., and Everett Hiatt in front of Corn Auctioneers (now Fairmount Helping Hands) at 119 N. Main Street, as Bill's wife, Roma walks along Main Street . . . Map (db m182717) HM
7Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — "Jimmy Dean Was Here" — James Dean Visual Tour
James Dean is walking along East Washington Street… with the Citizens Exchange Bank's golden dome in the background.Map (db m182718) HM
8Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Cool Cat Garfield — Grant County Garfield Trail — Dedicated July, 2006 —
Garfield is dressed in honor of his fellow Fairmount native, 1950's film star, James Dean To hear more about this Garfield and others on the trail call 765-997-7034 and follow the prompts Garfield @Paws, Inc. all rights . . . Map (db m182733) HM
9Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Eternal Flame Of Peace
The Eternal Flame of Peace is a tribute to all veterans. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.Map (db m182704) WM
10Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Fairmount Masonic Lodge #635 F & AM — Fairmount, Indiana
Carol & Edward Trice donated in November 2018, this building to the Fairmount Masonic Lodge #635 F & AM and is so named Clarence R. Maynard Fellowship Hall.Map (db m182731) HM
11Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — 27.1995.1 — J.W. Patterson House
Built circa 1888. Occupied by civic leaders (Nixon Winslow, Levi Scott, and Joseph Patterson) who made significant contributions to Fairmount's economic, educational, and cultural development. Patterson was community's medical doctor, 1889-1913. . . . Map (db m63799) HM
12Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — James Dean 1931-1955
This is not a monument to a rebel, those were only roles he played James Dean was an American original who on a basis of high school honors and in a period of five years time rose to the very pinnacle of the theatrical profession and through the . . . Map (db m182711) HM
13Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Old Fairmount High School Bricks
Brick used to build the columns are from the old Fairmount High SchoolMap (db m182735) HM
14Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — The Calvin Dillon House — Baldwin Addition Historic District
Baldwin Addition Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1858 Calvin Dillon HouseMap (db m182737) HM
15Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — The Enoch Beals House — Baldwin Addition Historic District
Baldwin Addition Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1880 Built By: Enoch BealsMap (db m182739) HM
16Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — The Frank Zigler House — Baldwin Addition Historic District
Baldwin Addition Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built C.1892 Frank Ziegler HouseMap (db m182738) HM
17Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — The John H. Wilson House — Baldwin Addition Historic District
Baldwin Addition Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1903 John H. Wilson Map (db m182708) HM
18Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — The M. J. Millspaugh House — Baldwin Addition Historic District
Baldwin Addition Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior C: 1890 Built By M.J. MillspaughMap (db m182741) HM
19Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Veterans Memorial Flag Poll
To the men and women in uniform today and to those who have served in the past, we dedicate this flag to you. For your bravery, sacrifice, hard work, and dedication to our country, Thank You Yesterday, Today, . . . Map (db m184144) WM
20Indiana (Grant County), Fairmount — Way Station
Passenger waiting station for the interurban line that ran thru Fairmount enroute from Indianapolis to Fort WayneMap (db m182734) HM
21Indiana (Grant County), Fowlerton — In Memory Of William J. Leach
Donor of this park to the town of Fowlerton 1895 William Leach entered this land in 1836Map (db m182770) HM
22Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — Gas City Veterans Memorial
Willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom This monument is dedicated in honor of the uniformed times of war and peace define the character of our great nation We salute all of our military personnel past present and future . . . Map (db m182755) WM
23Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — Glass Blower Garfield — Grant County Garfield Trail — Dedicated May, 2011 —
. . . Map (db m182769) HM
24Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — The Avalon Hotel
The Avalon Hotel, originally named The Mississinewa Hotel, was built by the Gas City Land Company in 1892. The hotel was an important part of Gas City's history as it was the crossroads of two beloved Gas City Mayors, Robert "Bob” Ray (6-term . . . Map (db m182742) HM
25Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor of the men and women who served their country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam Those who made the supreme sacrifice Korea Arthur L. Kelley • Charles E. King In thankfulness to God and in lasting . . . Map (db m182767) WM
26Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — Veterans Memorial Flag Poll
In memory of my grandfather Paul M. Yoke U.S. Army Air Corp WWII -and- In Honor of my Uncle Flavious "Flay" Lhamon US Army WWII By David Huffman Map (db m182763) WM
27Indiana (Grant County), Gas City — 27.1988.1 — West Ward School
This Richardsonian Romanesque style structure, built 1900-1902, reflects the area's prosperity during the natural gas boom. The town of Harrisburg had been renamed Gas City in 1892.Map (db m63801) HM
28Indiana (Grant County), Jalapa — Chief Meshingomesia — 1781 - 1879
In remembrance of our ancestors A compilation of all individuals known to have been interred in the Miami Indian Cemetery Aw-Taw-Waw-Taw, 1879 • Aw-Taw-Waw-Taw, Camillius, 1895 • Aw-Taw-Waw-Taw, Takeequah, 1879 • . . . Map (db m161471) HM
29Indiana (Grant County), Jonesboro — Lest We Forget
In memory of the men of Jonesboro who gave their lives in the World War 1917-1918 Orville A. Delong • Russell J. Darnell • Fred G. Freeman • William W. Hiatt • Carl A. Keith • Earl Myers • Carl McQuiston • Raymond A. Sutphin . . . Map (db m199960) WM
30Indiana (Grant County), La Fontaine — 27.1972.1 — Miami Indian Cemetery
The largest Indian cemetery in Indiana. Few graves are marked. The Indians buried here are largely descendants of Chief Metocinya and include Meshingomesia and his family. The first burial was probably in 1873. Burial was contrary to Indian . . . Map (db m182607) HM
31Indiana (Grant County), Marion — American Actor James Dean
American Actor James Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in The Seven Gables Apartment House which stood at this site. He starred in three major Motion Pictures East of Eden Rebel Without a Cause Giant James Dean died on . . . Map (db m168997) HM
32Indiana (Grant County), Marion — 27.1947.1 — Battle of Mississinewa
Two miles west. Site of battle fought Dec. 18, 1812, in which British-allied Miami Indians were defeated by U.S. troops and Militia under Col. John Campbell.Map (db m1497) HM
33Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Birthplace of James Dean
James Byron Dean Born on this site February 8, 1931 Reverse: James Dean James Byron Dean was born on this site at 2 a.m. on February 8, 1931, the only child of Winton and Mildred Dean. The deans lived in Unit A of the Seven . . . Map (db m168998) HM
34Indiana (Grant County), Marion — 27.1992.1 — Former Narrow Gauge Railroad — Railroad Construction
Side 1 Tracklayers building narrow gauge railroad connecting Great Lakes at Toledo, Ohio, with Mississippi River reached this point October 1, 1880. In 1887, 2,000 men converted 206 miles of this to standard gauge railroad in 11 . . . Map (db m1502) HM
35Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial
In honor of all the men and women who served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m44257) WM
36Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Grant County (Indiana) Vietnam War Memorial
Erected for Grant County Vietnam Veterans (obelisk front) Grant County KIA’s William McKinley Berry • Mark Ryan Black • Ralph W. Blackerby • Rollie Lee Bolden • Emmett Lee Booth • Steve Brandenburg • William F. Clover, Jr. • . . . Map (db m44557) WM
37Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Grant County Veterans Memorial
For God For Home For Country to those of Grant County who served that others might live World War II 1941 – 1945 Korea 1950 - 1954 Ezekiel Davis, Jr. • Billy G. Fogle • Ralph L. Glover • Virgil C. Hartley • Victor . . . Map (db m168300) WM
38Indiana (Grant County), Marion — In Memory of David Branson
Early pioneer who, one century ago, in May 1831, donated for a courthouse the last half of this ground upon which this fountain stands.Map (db m44142) HM
39Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Korean War Honor Roll - Grant County (Indiana)
(Center Panel) Korean War In loving Memory and Appreciation for the Men & Women of Grant County who served in the Korean Conflict 1950 - - - - 1953 ( Left Panel ) Those who made the Supreme . . . Map (db m44369) WM
40Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Marion (Indiana) W.W. I Honor Roll
Marion Boys who gave their lives in the World War ( Row One ) Vaugh Beekman • Melvin Bookins • Chester Biggs • Victor Baughman • Fred Button • Ashton Baldwin • Harry Lee Craig • William Cromwell (Col.) • Russel Denton • John . . . Map (db m44307) WM
41Indiana (Grant County), Marion — IHB-27.201 — Marion Branch NHDVS
(side 1) At the end of the Civil War, U. S. undertook care of disabled Union veterans in a system of homes known by 1873 as National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS). The offer of free natural gas by Grant County residents and . . . Map (db m183322) HM
42Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Marion National Cemetery
National Home In spring 1888, Congressman George Steele, Sr., of Marion, Indiana, introduced legislation authorizing the establishment of a National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS) in Grant County. Construction . . . Map (db m164704) HM
43Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Martin Boots
In memory of Martin Boots The first white man to enter land in Marion and the donor of the ground upon which this boulder stands.Map (db m44195) HM
44Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Mildred Marie Wilson Dean — September 15, 1910 – July 14, 1940 — Wife of Winton Aaron Dean, Mother of American Actor James Byron Dean —
Mildred nurtured her son in the arts at an early age with piano, violin puppet shows, and dance he went on to star in three major motion pictures:
East of Eden Rebel Without a Cause Giant
James Dean died on . . . Map (db m168293) HM
45Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Mississinewa Battlefield
On Dec. 17, 1812, Lt. Colonel John B. Campbell with 600 mounted troops arrived at this site under orders to destroy the Miami Indian Villages along the Mississinewa River from here to the present site of Peru. The destruction of the village on . . . Map (db m1512) HM
46Indiana (Grant County), Marion — 27.1966.1 — New Purchase Boundary — (Treaty of St. Mary’s)
In October 1818, Purchasing Commissioners Lewis Cass, Benjamin Parke and Governor Jonathan Jennings acquired Indian claims on the land shown on this marker. About one-third of modern Indiana was involved in this transaction.Map (db m1500) HM
47Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Persian Gulf Veterans Memorial — Grant County (Indiana)
( Front Side ) ( Engrossed ‘Shield’ -and- ‘Seals of U.S. Armed Services’ ) 1990 - - - - 1991 In Honor of the men and women of Grant County who served in the Persian Gulf ( Obverse Side ) ( . . . Map (db m44260) WM
48Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity
Upper Panel Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity Lower Panel Founded in Marion Ind. June 7, 1902 by Ray L. Neal George B. Nottingham Loftis T. Jones James L. Reed Paul R. Martin Louis Elliott Zach C. . . . Map (db m44252) HM
49Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. the sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m161465) WM
50Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Veterans Memorial
In memory of the men who offered their lives in defense of their country. Marion Branch National Military Home Indiana Act of Congress July 28, 1888Map (db m161466) HM WM
51Indiana (Grant County), Marion — Weaver Cemetery — Established 1866
A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2019 by the Weaver Historical Landmark Committee and the Indiana DNR – Division of Preservation and . . . Map (db m168286) HM
52Indiana (Grant County), Marion — 27.2020 — Weaver Settlement
Black pioneers, fleeing threats to their freedom in southern slave states, settled in Grant County by the 1840s. With other free and formerly enslaved families who arrived over the following decades, they cleared and drained the forested, swampy . . . Map (db m168285) HM
53Indiana (Grant County), Marion — WW II Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Memorial
(center panel) World War II 1941 - 1945 All Gave Some Some Gave All (left panel) ** The Supreme Sacrifice ** (left column) Edward Leroy Addison • Bruce Adkins • Donald Perry Adkins • George Corwin . . . Map (db m44410) WM
54Indiana (Grant County), Matthews — Covered Bridge
Built at New Cumberland in 1877 by William Parks of Marion at a cost of $722. The 1913 flood floated the bridge a half mile downstream. It was returned to its foundations by rollers and horsepower. New Cumberland was the second community in Grant . . . Map (db m7479) HM
55Indiana (Grant County), Matthews — Cumberland Covered Bridge
The Cumberland Covered Bridge was built in 1877. During the Great Flood of 1913, it was washed downstream. On March 26th 1913, the Mississinewa River floodwaters rose high enough (Fig. 2, 3) to push the Cumberland Covered Bridge from its . . . Map (db m71494) HM
56Indiana (Grant County), Matthews — Lt. Col. Thomas W. (Bill) Boles — Memorial Flag Pole
In memory of Lt. Col. Thomas W. (Bill) Boles U.S. Air Force in honor of all veterans Map (db m141953) WM
57Indiana (Grant County), Matthews — Matthews Veterans Memorial
In honor of the citizens of Matthews & community who served in the armed forces of their country They served without thought of self, that the principles of liberty, justice and equality might prevail for all . . . Map (db m141914) HM
58Indiana (Grant County), Matthews — 27.1995.2 — The Village of Trask
Trask, like other pioneer villages, served an important commercial, social, and educational role for early settlers. The post office (1846-1901) marked the start and end of Trask's official existence. As travel improved, such villages disappeared or . . . Map (db m63802) HM
59Indiana (Grant County), Upland — This Covered Bridge
This covered bridge built 1877 – 181 ft. long called Cumberland Bridge for Old Town. The 1913 flood carried the bridge downstream. It was returned on rollers to the old foundation and raised 3 feet. The 1958 flood . . . Map (db m141813) HM
 
 
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Jul. 7, 2022