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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Miami County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Miami 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 Miami County, IN (9) Cass County, IN (5) Fulton County, IN (16) Grant County, IN (61) Howard County, IN (28) Wabash County, IN (37)  MiamiCounty(9) Miami County (9)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  FultonCounty(16) Fulton County (16)  GrantCounty(61) Grant County (61)  HowardCounty(28) Howard County (28)  WabashCounty(37) Wabash County (37)
Peru is the county seat for Miami County
Adjacent to Miami County, Indiana
      Cass County (5)  
      Fulton County (16)  
      Grant County (61)  
      Howard County (28)  
      Wabash County (37)  
 
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1Indiana (Miami County), Peru — 52.1992.1 — Burial Place of Francis Godfroy
Francis Godfroy (1788-1840) was last war chief of the Miami Nation. Owner Mount Pleasant trading post and one of the wealthiest and most influential merchants in the West. Burials in cemetery are restricted to persons of Native American ancestry and . . . Map (db m61748) HM
2Indiana (Miami County), Peru — Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers
North 87 degrees East 437 feet. War Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers. Here May, 1812, twelve tribes of N.W. Territory voted not to join English. Tecumseh objected and joined Canada. Across road Godfroy's trading post and Mt. Pleasant home, . . . Map (db m61139) HM
3Indiana (Miami County), Peru — 52.1992.2 — House of Chief Richardville
Jean Baptiste Richardville (1761-1841) was principal chief of the Miami Tribe from 1812 to 1841. He signed six treaties with the United States ceding Miami land in Indiana. This house was built for him under one of the treaties.Map (db m63115) HM
4Indiana (Miami County), Peru — Miami County (Indiana) W. W. II War Memorial
( Top - Large Plaque ) Miami County War Dead World War II Forever Honour’d - - - Forever Mourn’d 1941 - - - - 1945 ( Row One ) Alonzo G. Albert • Russell E. Allen • Ralph E. Anderson • Benjamin E. . . . Map (db m44296) WM
5Indiana (Miami County), Peru — Miami County Korean - Viet Nam War Memorial
“They died that others might live Free” ( Korea ) ( Row One ) Edward F. Brakes • Weldon E. Bucher • John M. Cain • Donald A. Day • Everett S. Johnson • Bobby G. Leedy ( Row Two ) Jack H. Lewis . . . Map (db m44263) WM
6Indiana (Miami County), Peru — Miami County Navy Mothers Club 402War Memorial
“These heroes are dead. They died for Liberty - They died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free. Under the flag they rendered stainless. Under the solemn pines. The sad hemlocks. The tearful willows. The . . . Map (db m44202) WM
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7Indiana (Miami County), Peru — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America Dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a Pledge of everlasting Fidelity and Loyalty . . . Map (db m44109) HM
8Indiana (Miami County), Peru — 189 — Votes For WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
In 1861 Lizzie Bunnell founded newspaper "The Mayflower" in Peru, advocating for Women's suffrage and equal rights. William C Pomeroy Foundation 2022Map (db m208896) HM
9Indiana (Miami County), Peru — World War I Monument"Spirit of the American Doughboy"
“Greater love hath no man than this” Agar, Thomas Agar Bagshaw, Harry K. Crites, Ernest A. Easterday, Lawrence A. Edgerly, Fred Flora, Ralph Noah Gaffrey, Edward Charles Ginney, John Michael Harmon, Floyd . . . Map (db m44110) HM
 
 
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Dec. 5, 2022