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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Owen County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Owen 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 Owen County, IN (14) Clay County, IN (4) Greene County, IN (5) Monroe County, IN (14) Morgan County, IN (7) Putnam County, IN (33)  OwenCounty(14) Owen County (14)  ClayCounty(4) Clay County (4)  GreeneCounty(5) Greene County (5)  MonroeCounty(14) Monroe County (14)  MorganCounty(7) Morgan County (7)  PutnamCounty(33) Putnam County (33)
Spencer is the county seat for Owen County
Adjacent to Owen County, Indiana
      Clay County (4)  
      Greene County (5)  
      Monroe County (14)  
      Morgan County (7)  
      Putnam County (33)  
 
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1Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — Cataract Falls
Near N. Cataract Road at Owen Park Road.
Cataract Falls are the result of oceans and ice. The limestone outcroppings that form Cataract Falls formed millions of years ago when this region was covered by a large shallow ocean.
  • Layers of calcium-rich materials fell to the ocean . . . Map (db m74183)
2Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — 60.2008.1 — Cataract Falls Covered Bridge
Near N. Cataract Road at Owen Park Road, on the right when traveling west.
(Side One) An 1838 state law gave county commissioners power to build bridges for “public convenience” and to raise taxes to pay for them. Owen County Commissioners contracted 1875 for a “Smith’s High Double Wood . . . Map (db m74181) HM
3Indiana (Owen County), Cloverdale — The Cataract Covered Bridge
Near N. Cataract Road at Owen Park Road.
The Cataract Covered Bridge is one of Owen County’s historic treasures. It is the only remaining covered bridge in the county. It is also only one of six Smith Truss covered bridges in the state, and one of the finest remaining examples of this . . . Map (db m74182) HM
4Indiana (Owen County), Gosport — 60.1966.1 — Camp Hughes
On State Road 67 at 7th Street on State Road 67.
Civil War training camp for the 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1861-62 was located one-half mile southwest of Gosport on White River. Named for former Indiana Congressman James Hughes.Map (db m552) HM
5Indiana (Owen County), Gosport — The Ten O'Clock Line
On State Road 67 at N. 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on State Road 67.
History Northern boundary of the Indiana Territory established by the 1809 Treaty of Fort Wayne between Gov. W.H. Harrison and the Indian tribes, Miami Chief Little Turtle presiding. The line followed the shadow of an upright spear at . . . Map (db m69993) HM
6Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — American Revolution War Memorial — Owen County (Spencer) Indiana
Near West Wayne Street west of South Water Street.
. . . Map (db m19399) WM
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7Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana — "Soldiers War Memorial" in Riverside Cemetery
Near West Wayne Street west of South Water Street.
( Stone Base - Side 1 ) Cannon Used in War for the Unity 1861 - - 1865 Loaned by War Dept. U. S. A. ( Stone Base - Side 2 ) Dedicated to the Union Soldiers of Owen County By: Gettysburg Post No. 93 G. A. R. -and- W. . . . Map (db m19373) WM
8Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Company #589, Camp SP 4 — The Civilian Conservation Corps at McCormick's Creek
Near McCormick Creek Park Road, on the right when traveling west.
This Recreation Hall is the only remaining building from what was once a bustling Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp.

The primary mission of the CCC was to improve public land. The CCC also helped millions of unemployed young men . . . Map (db m185697) HM
9Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial — The Spirit of the American Doughboy —
On South Main Street at East Franklin Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street.
(Front Plaque) In Grateful Recognition of the Patriotic Service Rendered by The Men and Women of Owen County During the World War 1917 - 1918 (Back Plaque) This tablet is erected in memory of these men of . . . Map (db m19372) WM
10Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — 60.1997.1 — Owen County Courthouse
On East Market St at South Main Street on East Market St.
Owen County formed by General Assembly, 1819. Spencer selected county seat, 1820. Neoclassical building designed by Jesse T. Johnson, Indianapolis and built by Christian Kanzler & Son, Evansville (1910-1911),was second courthouse on land donated by . . . Map (db m5088) HM
11Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — Owen County War Memorial — - - Lest We Forget - -
On South Main Street south of East Franklin Street, on the left when traveling south.
( Column One ) World War I Harold Anthony • Oliver Blair • Earl Bonnewell • Edward Call • Guy Coleman • Claude Crouch • Forrest Douglas • Lewis Hauser • Leland McKeand Highet • William Edgar Holiday • Roy Hunsicker • Carl Kaiser . . . Map (db m19435) WM
12Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — The Pedens: First Family of McCormick's Creek
On Bridal Trail, 0.2 miles north of Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
The early arrivals to McCormick's Creek worked hard to create a life for themselves and their children. Although John McCormick first owned this land, it is believed that he never set foot on it. Upon his death, the land was . . . Map (db m161468) HM
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13Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — The Springhouse
On Bridal Trail, 0.3 miles north of Park Road, on the right when traveling north.
Before refrigeration, the Peden springhouse kept food cool using old-fashioned ingenuity and the local geology. The Peden family raised livestock, chickens, had a vegetable garden and farmed hundreds of acres. Keeping milk, butter, . . . Map (db m161469) HM
14Indiana (Owen County), Spencer — To the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country — " Soldiers Memorial Pavilion " — Owen County (Spencer) Indiana —
Near West Wayne Street west of South Water Street.
Dedicated to the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country During the Wars of the United States ————————— Erected through the Efforts of The Women's Relief Corps of Spencer, Indiana 1939 ————————— Panel and Design of . . . Map (db m19401) WM
 
 
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Aug. 19, 2022