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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jasper County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Jasper 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 Jasper County, IN (15) Benton County, IN (5) Lake County, IN (40) LaPorte County, IN (61) Newton County, IN (2) Porter County, IN (34) Pulaski County, IN (8) Starke County, IN (7) White County, IN (9)  JasperCounty(15) Jasper County (15)  BentonCounty(5) Benton County (5)  LakeCounty(40) Lake County (40)  LaPorteCounty(61) LaPorte County (61)  NewtonCounty(2) Newton County (2)  PorterCounty(34) Porter County (34)  PulaskiCounty(8) Pulaski County (8)  StarkeCounty(7) Starke County (7)  WhiteCounty(9) White County (9)
Rensselaer is the county seat for Jasper County
Adjacent to Jasper County, Indiana
      Benton County (5)  
      Lake County (40)  
      LaPorte County (61)  
      Newton County (2)  
      Porter County (34)  
      Pulaski County (8)  
      Starke County (7)  
      White County (9)  
 
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1Indiana, Jasper County, De Motte — 37.1966.1 — La Salle Expedition Reported missing
In December, 1679, Robert Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, with thirty men crossed northwestern Indiana by way of the Kankakee River in an attempt to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.Map (db m64157) HM
2Indiana, Jasper County, Dunns Bridge — Legendary Dunn's Bridge
No question about it - Dunn's Bridge is steeped in history. But try to nail down the facts of that history, and questions start to fly. Most local historians agree that a farmer named J.D. Dunn built the bridge. The Kankakee river bisected his . . . Map (db m210346) HM
3Indiana, Jasper County, Remington — 37.1992.1 — Fountain Park Chautauqua
Fountain Park has been the site of annual Chautauqua sessions since 1895. The Chautauqua continues to promote traditional values and religious, social and educaitonal activities upon which it was founded.Map (db m3806) HM
4Indiana, Jasper County, Remington — 37.2006.1 — Remington Water Tower
Built 1897 by Challenge Wind and Feed Mill Company of Batavia, Illinois. Rare tower and wood tank structure is an original example of nineteenth century public water utility facility, construction methods, and technology. Tower has limestone . . . Map (db m1513) HM
5Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — First Cabin in Rensselaer
This tablet marks the site of the first cabin in Rensselaer. Built and occupied by Joseph Yeoman and wife, December 1836.Map (db m27714) HM
6Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — 37.1964.1 — General Robert H. Milroy
General Robert H. Milroy, 1816–1890, was appointed colonel of the 9th Indiana Infantry, later promoted to brigadier and major general. He saw extensive action in western Virginia. After the war he served as Indian agent in State of Washington.Map (db m2312) HM
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7Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — 37.2008.1 — James Frederick Hanley
Born February 17, 1892 in Rensselaer; became part of New York Tin Pan Alley music scene. Wrote for Broadway musicals such hits as "Second Hand Rose" (Grant Clarke, lyrics) for Fanny Brice (1921 Ziegfeld Follies) and "Zing! Went the Strings of . . . Map (db m27712) HM
8Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — James Van Rensselaer1784 - 1847
Founder of the town of Rensselaer, Ind. Came to Jasper Co., Ind. 1836Map (db m27705) HM
9Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — Jasper County Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served our country in the Armed Forces from Jasper CountyMap (db m27713) WM
10Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — Jasper County World War Memorial
To honor those who went from Jasper County to serve in The World War Dedicated November 11, 1927Map (db m27706) HM
11Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — Memorial Park(Flat Iron)
In honor of all veterans who served our country.Map (db m27710) WM
12Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — Rensselaer Power Plant1939
Incorporated as a municipal steam power plant in 1898. Changed to diesel power in 1925. Remodeled and enlarged in 1939. Chas S Chamberlin • Superintendent Louis C Ramp • Asst Superintendent J W Moore & Son • Consulting Engineers . . . Map (db m27808) HM
13Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — 37.1971.1 — St. Joseph’s Indian Normal School1888–1896
Erected by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions with funds from Katharine Drexel and operated by the Society of the Precious Blood with federal funds, 60 Indian boys from distant reservations were annually trained here.Map (db m2311) HM
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14Indiana, Jasper County, Rensselaer — Trinity United Methodist Church
Originally called Iroquois Mission was the first religious organization in Jasper County Established October 22, 1833Map (db m27711) HM
15Indiana, Jasper County, Wheatfield — Wheatfield High SchoolStood on this Site from 1910-1970
We honor the supts., trustees, teachers, 1444 graduates, all students and employees who hallowed its halls.Map (db m195382) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023