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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lawrence County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence 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 Lawrence County, IN (31) Greene County, IN (5) Jackson County, IN (17) Martin County, IN (5) Monroe County, IN (14) Orange County, IN (31) Washington County, IN (15)  LawrenceCounty(31) Lawrence County (31)  GreeneCounty(5) Greene County (5)  JacksonCounty(17) Jackson County (17)  MartinCounty(5) Martin County (5)  MonroeCounty(14) Monroe County (14)  OrangeCounty(31) Orange County (31)  WashingtonCounty(15) Washington County (15)
Bedford is the county seat for Lawrence County
Adjacent to Lawrence County, Indiana
      Greene County (5)  
      Jackson County (17)  
      Martin County (5)  
      Monroe County (14)  
      Orange County (31)  
      Washington County (15)  
 
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1Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — 47.1998.1 — Bedford Courthouse Square Historic District
Courthouse square, part of original 1825 plat, surrounded by nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial buildings in various architectural styles. Limestone facing quarried and milled by local industry. Listed in National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m48967) HM
2Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Birthplace of Edward Rector, Attorney — 1863 - 1925
Lawrence County's greatest philanthropist, he endowed the Rector Scholarship Foundation at De Pauw University with $2,250,000 in 1919. To date 5,100 awards have been made, 22 to Lawrence County natives. "To youth of ability and courage in . . . Map (db m74127) HM
3Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — 47.2005.1 — Dunn Memorial Hospital
(Side One) Lawrence County Hospital Association was organized July 15, 1903 to build, maintain, and manage a hospital in Bedford. Opened first building 1904. State, district, and local Works Progress Administration officials and city and . . . Map (db m74128) HM
4Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Portrait of Freedom ( Art Work ) (Including Words) - - Courage • Sacrifice • Service • Liberty In Memory of Indiana Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan WarsMap (db m48427) WM
5Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll
Korea Honor Roll Defenders of Freedom for God and Country This votive tablet is dedicated to the honor of the men of Lawrence County, Indiana who answered the call of our Country during the Korea Conflict and died so that you and . . . Map (db m48424) WM
6Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Lawrence County Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers Memorial
To the Soldiers Sailors and Pioneers of Lawrence County IndianaMap (db m48422) HM WM
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7Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll
Vietnam Honor Roll Defenders of Freedom for God and Country This plaque is dedicated to honor the men of Lawrence County, Indiana who answered the call of our Country during the Vietnam Conflict and died so that you and I might . . . Map (db m48425) WM
8Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll
Honor Roll Defenders of Freedom for God and Country This votive tablet is dedicated to the honor of the men of Lawrence County, Indiana who answered the call of our Country in World War II and who died that you and I might . . . Map (db m48423) WM
9Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Lawrence Park
From 1851 to 1892 this was the location of the first railroad depot in Lawrence County. It was built by the New Albany and Salem R. R. And handled both passengers and freight. Starting in 1876 it was also the depot of the narrow gauge Bedford and . . . Map (db m48299) HM
10Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Otis Park
A gift of newspaperman Fred B. Otis, May 13, 1937. The mansion was built circa 1865 by William A. Ragsdale. Pioneer stone worker, Nathan Hall purchased the property in 1875 and named it "Pine Hall." Later it was owned by industrialist Alvin T. Hert. . . . Map (db m74152) HM
11Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Otis Park
Presented to the City of Bedford October 31, 1935 by Fred B. Otis, editor of the Bedford Daily Mail. An area of 145.81 acres of beautiful landscape, including the fine old mansion, Pine Hall. Dedicated to refined recreation and pleasure of all the . . . Map (db m74153) HM
12Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Pine Hall
Built 1865-7 by Wm. Ragsdale. Cost $25,000. Occupied by his family 11 years. Bought 1878 by Nathan Hall, pioneer quarryman. Occupied by his family 21 years. Bought and run as a dairy farm 1899 by Alvin Tobe Hert who named the estate Pine Hall. Owned . . . Map (db m74154) HM
13Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Site of James Gregory House — (about 200 yards south)
Here on March 11, 1818, Ambrose Carlton, Thomas Beagley and James Scotts, commissioners, organized Lawrence County and its first five townships, appointed officers, fixed Palestine as county seat and ordered first elections. The first court convened . . . Map (db m74155) HM
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14Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — Site of the Bedford Branch of the State Bank of Indiana — 1834 —– 1854 —
Created by the Legislature on January 28, 1834, it was one of ten original branch banks. This institution served six counties and contributed greatly to Bedford’s growth. First President was Col. William McLane, followed by John Vestal. . . . Map (db m48302) HM
15Indiana (Lawrence County), Bedford — The Cornerstone of Freedom
Top Plaque This Cornerstone of Freedom presented June, 17, 1948 at Bedford, Indiana, U. S. A. The Stone City of the World On this spot June 17, 1948 as a part of the Indiana Limestone Centennial Cornerstones of . . . Map (db m48335) HM
16Indiana (Lawrence County), Mitchell — Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom Boyhood Home
Mercury 4 Virgil I. Grissom Liberty Bell 7 Gemini 3 Virgil I. Grissom • John W. Young The Molly Brown Apollo 1 Virgil I. Grissom • Ed White • Roger B. ChaffeeMap (db m195330) HM
17Indiana (Lawrence County), Mitchell — Mitchell Opera House — National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195327) HM
18Indiana (Lawrence County), Mitchell — Space Age Sweetgum Tree
STS-41D — Mercury Program This tree was grown from a seed which orbited the Earth with astronaut Charles Walker, native of Bedford, Indiana aboard Space Shuttle Discovery from 30 Aug. to 5 Sept. 1984. It was presented to the Grissom family by . . . Map (db m195329) HM
19Indiana (Lawrence County), Oolitic — 47.1966.1 — Indiana (Oolitic) Limestone Quarries
Largest building stone quarries in the world, in continuous operation since the 1830s. These quarries have produced stone for many of the world’s largest and finest memorials, buildings and bridges.Map (db m74165) HM
20Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — A Tale of Two Scotsmen
Although they never met, George Donaldson honored his countryman, Alexander Wilson, with this stone monument. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) The Father of Ornithology At the age of 13, Alexander Wilson began an apprenticeship as a . . . Map (db m185705) HM
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21Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Amzi Munson Residence — [Spring Mill State Park]
Site of the Amzi Munson Residence. Cabin of Andrew Todd. Used in Restoration. Built 1830. Restored 1929.Map (db m163035) HM
22Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Civilian Conservation Corp — This area is dedicated to the committed services of the Civilian Conservation Corps — Co. 1536, Co. 539 —
"Created in early 1933, the CCC was an effort by President Franklin Roosevelt to combine the national need for employment with the preservation of natural and historical resources. From May, 1933 until 1942, CCC boys restored village cabins, built . . . Map (db m163025) HM
23Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Hat Factory — [Spring Mill State Park]
Hat Factory of John Lindsey. Present structure was home of Young Edwards. Built 1816. Restored 1930.Map (db m163040) HM
24Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Indiana State Parks — The First 100 Years — Spring Mill State Park —
…our parks and preserves are not mere picnicking places. They are rich storehouses of memories and reveries. They are a solace to the aged and an inspiration to the young. Richard Lieber, Founder Indiana State . . . Map (db m163028) HM
25Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Indiana State Parks — 1916-2016 — Spring Mill State Park —
Honoring a century of conservation and outdoor recreation. Celebrating unique, cherished places where future generations can experience nature and history. Spring Mill established 1927 "I hope and trust that the small beginning . . . Map (db m163030) HM
26Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Lehigh Portland Cement — Spring Mill State Park —
On June 19, 1928 the Lehigh Portland Cement Company donated the area known as Hammer Mill Land to the state of Indiana for its natural beauty and scenic characteristics, to be used for the preservation and use as a state park This . . . Map (db m163045) HM
27Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Montgomery Tavern — [Spring Mill State Park]
Site of Montgomery Tavern. Pioneer home of Timothy Murray. Used in restoration. Built 1824. Restored 1929.Map (db m163039) HM
28Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — The Granny White House — [Spring Mill State Park]
A Pioneer Home Raised April 14, 1824 Restored 1931Map (db m163034) HM
29Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — The Hamer Cemetery — Spring Mill State Park —
The Hamer Cemetery represents the customs and beliefs of 1800s frontier Hoosiers. The Hamer Cemetery began out of immediate need when a traveler died in the night near this location. Mill owner Hugh Hamer instructed his carpenters to build a . . . Map (db m163047) HM
30Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — The Stage Coach Trail — Spring Mill State Park —
You are standing on the Stagecoach Trail, an historic stagecoach route. From this point, the trail curves to the right into the woods. Stagecoaches stopped here on their way between New Albany and Terre Haute. Stagecoaches had to stop . . . Map (db m163037) HM
31Indiana (Lawrence County), Spring Mill Village — Wilson Monument
In honor of Alexander Wilson "Father of American Ornithology" Erected in 1866 by George Donaldson Map (db m186479) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022