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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shelby County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Shelby 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 Shelby County, IN (8) Bartholomew County, IN (17) Decatur County, IN (22) Hancock County, IN (7) Johnson County, IN (39) Marion County, IN (246) Rush County, IN (9)  ShelbyCounty(8) Shelby County (8)  BartholomewCounty(17) Bartholomew County (17)  DecaturCounty(22) Decatur County (22)  HancockCounty(7) Hancock County (7)  JohnsonCounty(39) Johnson County (39)  MarionCounty(246) Marion County (246)  RushCounty(9) Rush County (9)
Shelbyville is the county seat for Shelby County
Adjacent to Shelby County, Indiana
      Bartholomew County (17)  
      Decatur County (22)  
      Hancock County (7)  
      Johnson County (39)  
      Marion County (246)  
      Rush County (9)  
 
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1Indiana, Shelby County, Ray's Crossing — 73.1959.1 — De Witt Pioneer Home
Peter De Witt erected on this site in 1821 the first home in what is now Union Township, Shelby County.Map (db m63826) HM
2Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — Civil War Memorial - Shelby County Indiana
( Engraved on Front ): Dumont Post No. 18 1861 - - - 1865 We honor you for your valiant service to our Country, in time of War, and in time of Peace. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Number of enlistments, 3261. ( . . . Map (db m32222) WM
3Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — Historic Shelbyville High School 1896
This historic building was built in 1896 in the Victorian Eclectic style and served as Shelbyville High School through 1911. The building is a contributing historic structure in two historic districts: The Westside Historic District and the . . . Map (db m127148) HM
4Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — 73.1966.2 — Indiana's First Railroad Reported missing
An experimental two mile road was completed to this point on July 4, 1834. A horse-drawn car carried Hoosiers on a railroad for the first time.Map (db m66839) HM
5Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — 73.1996.1 — Site of Home of Thomas Andrews HendricksSeptember 7, 1819 - November 25, 1885
Outstanding lawyer; member Indiana legislature; delegate, Second Constitutional Convention, 1850-1851; Indiana Congressman, 1851-1855; United States Senator, 1863-1869; Governor of Indiana, 1873-1877; and Vice-President of the United States, 1885.Map (db m63820) HM
6Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — Thomas A. Hendricks 1819- 1885
Thomas A. Hendricks 1819- 1885 Hoosier Statesman, patriot and staunch defender of Constitutional Government, the Hendrick family moved to Shelby County in 1822 where Hendricks attended local schools. he graduated from Hanover College, 1841, was . . . Map (db m169396) HM
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7Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — 73.2011.1 — Whetzel TraceAfter the War of 1812
Side A After the War of 1812, the U.S. renewed efforts to obtain Indian lands in the Indiana Territory. In October 1818, the Miami, Potawatomi, Wea, and Delaware nations under pressure signed treaties with the U.S. exchanging . . . Map (db m59598) HM
8Indiana, Shelby County, Shelbyville — Wilbur Shaw
Wilbur Shaw was born in Shelbyville on October 31, 1902, and reared here. He went on to become one of the most iconic figures in all of American sports. A household name because of his racing exploits, he loved to talk about his first race here . . . Map (db m169310) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023