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Historical Markers and War Memorials in DeKalb County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, IN (45) Allen County, IN (123) LaGrange County, IN (15) Noble County, IN (19) Steuben County, IN (39) Defiance County, OH (118) Williams County, OH (89)  DeKalbCounty(45) DeKalb County (45)  AllenCounty(123) Allen County (123)  LaGrangeCounty(15) LaGrange County (15)  NobleCounty(19) Noble County (19)  SteubenCounty(39) Steuben County (39)  DefianceCountyOhio(118) Defiance County (118)  WilliamsCounty(89) Williams County (89)
Auburn is the county seat for DeKalb County
Adjacent to DeKalb County, Indiana
      Allen County (123)  
      LaGrange County (15)  
      Noble County (19)  
      Steuben County (39)  
      Defiance County, Ohio (118)  
      Williams County, Ohio (89)  
 
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1Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — "It All Started Here"1874
On Gordon M. Buehrig Place just east of South Wayne Street, on the left when traveling east.
The Eckhart Carriage Company was established in 1874 in Auburn, Indiana. It was the direct ancestor of the Auburn Automobile Company as both were owned by the Eckhart family in the early days. This is the last remaining building of the . . . Map (db m73297) HM
2Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Alan LeamyChief Body Designer - Auburn Automobile Company
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the right when traveling north on Wayne Street.
Alan Leamy's everlasting gift to the automotive world is a legacy of stunningly boautiful body styles that are the epitome of classic car design. He was only 25 years old when he created the distinctive classic look of the Cord L-29, America's . . . Map (db m185853) HM
3Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Auburn / Cord
On Wayne Street just north of Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north.
Auburn. The Grand Trinity of classic automobiles—Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg—each played prominent roles in racing history. Established in 1900 by the Eckhart family, early models successfully competed in the popular speed and reliability . . . Map (db m185849) HM
4Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — 17.1992.1 — Auburn Automobile Company
On Wayne Street at Gordon M. Buehrig Place, on the left when traveling south on Wayne Street.
Auburn Automobile Company (1900-1937) Art Deco Style Administration building, built 1929-1930. Housed departments of Cord Corporation, manufacturer of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles. Became Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, 1974; listed in . . . Map (db m53934) HM
5Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the right when traveling north on Wayne Street.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Facility has been designated a National Historic Landmark This industrial complex is a rare surviving example of an independent specialty automobile company that manufactured . . . Map (db m185856) HM
6Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Augie DuesenbergAutomotive Engineer
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north on Wayne Street.
Augie was a tireless practical engineer who could turn mechanical concepts into reality. The Duesenberg racecars upon which he labored in the 1920s and 30s set top-speed and durability records, won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans and were . . . Map (db m185846) HM
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7Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — DeKalb County Veterans Memorial
On South Main Street at 9th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street.
Dedicated to the Memory of DeKalb County SoldiersMap (db m53948) WM
8Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — DeKalb County Veterans Memorial
On East 7th Street (Indiana Route 8) at North Union Street, on the right when traveling west on East 7th Street.
"Dekalb County Supports Our Veterans"Map (db m193314) WM
9Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
On East 7th Street (Route 8) at North Cedar Street, on the right when traveling west on East 7th Street.
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193313) HM
10Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
On Main Street at West 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193316) HM
11Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
On East 6th Street just east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193317) HM
12Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Downtown Auburn Historic District
On Main Street at West 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Downtown Auburn Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places September 10, 1986 Map (db m193318) HM
13Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Duesenberg
On South Van Buren Street at Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on South Van Buren Street.
The name Duesenberg is forever linked with early motorsports. In 1913, German immigrant brothers Fred and Augie Duesenberg founded the company that bore their name in St. Paul, Minn., to produce the best high-performance custom engines and . . . Map (db m185841) HM
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14Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Errett Lobban (E.L.) CordPresident - Auburn Automobile Company and Cord Corporation
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the right when traveling north on Wayne Street.
In 1924, E. L. Cord was tochuited to manage the struggling Auburn Automobile Company with the provision that he could secure controlling interest if he were successful. He quickly assembled young. talented engineers and designers that . . . Map (db m185855) HM
15Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Fallen Warbirds Veterans Memorial
Near County Road 11A east of County Road 56, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of fallen warbirdsMap (db m185861) WM
16Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Frank EckhartSecretary and Treasurer - Auburn Automobile Company
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north on Wayne Street.
Frank Eckhart was the oldest son of Charles Eckhart, founder of the Eckhart Carriage Company. In 1902, Frank was inspired to build a horseless carriage after being frustrated in his attempt to purchase one. The result was the first Auburn . . . Map (db m185848) HM
17Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Fred DuesenbergVice President of Engineering - Duesenberg, Inc.
On Wayne Street at Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north on Wayne Street.
Inventor, engineer, and automotive pioneer Fred Duesenberg was responsible for many technological innovations in the early twentieth century. As a German immigrant, he shaped the automotive industry on both the race track and public roads, . . . Map (db m185847) HM
18Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Gordon BuehrigChief Body Designer - Duesenberg, Inc. & Auburn Automobile Company
On South Van Buren Street just north of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north.
Gordon Buehrig was only 25 when he became the chief body designer for Duesenberg, huilders of the most prestigious motor car in the United StatCs. There he rendered some of the most stunning classic car body designs ever penned. With his . . . Map (db m185850) HM
19Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Herb SnowVice President of Engineering - Auburn Automobile Company
On Wayne Street at Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling north on Wayne Street.
From 1927 through 1936, Herb Snow was responsible for many of the engineering advancements of the Auburn Automobile Company He was intensely involved in both the Cord L-29 and 810//812 front-wheel-drive projects. Snow is credited with the . . . Map (db m185857) HM
20Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Men EmployeesAuburn Automobile Company Workers
On South Van Buren Street at Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south on South Van Buren Street.
"No salesman can 'talk' quality into a car that has not been built into it," said E. L. Cord. Thus, the men empioyed by the Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg inc., were charged with the demanding task of meeting Cord's high expectations . . . Map (db m185843) HM
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21Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — RangersWorld War II Army Rangers — Rangers lead the way —
Near Route 11A east of County Road 56, on the right when traveling west.
Invasions North Africa - Sicily - Italy Anzio - Normandy - Leyte - Luzon Raids Dieppe - Sened Station - Dinegat Homonhon - Cabanatuan Major Battles Arzew - Dernaia Pass - El Guettar Gela - Licata - Porto Empedocle Butera - . . . Map (db m185863) WM
22Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Roadside America
On Gordon M Buehrig Place just east of Wayne Street, on the left when traveling east.
Before the advent of the interstate highway system and modern hotel chains, travelers often had to sleep along the side of the road in their cars. Beginning just prior to 1920, travel courts and tourist camps began to appear and offered a warm, . . . Map (db m185860) HM
23Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Robert WileyExpert Sales Manager - Auburn Automobile Company
On Wayne Street north of Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north.
Robert Wiley started his career at the Auburn Automobile Company in 1920 as a salesman. Prior to that, he served in the Philippines as a lieutenant in the army. Upon his discharge, he obtained a job in the Auburn sales department. When the . . . Map (db m185840) HM
24Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Site Of Wesley Park's Home
On North Cedar Street at Fourth Street, on the right when traveling north on North Cedar Street.
On this site stood the log home of Wesley Park, co-founder with John Howe of the City of Auburn in 1836. Park's cabin was an important social and government center, serving as a tavern, resting place, and courthouse for early settlers and . . . Map (db m60238) HM
25Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Smith Acres Park
On South Duesenberg Drive, 0.1 miles south of Highland Drive, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m193319) HM
26Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — William Jacob Cuppy1884-1949
On Jackson Street north of West Eleventh Street, on the left when traveling north.
Humorist, author, and critic Will Cuppy was born here. He graduated from the University of Chicago, where he published his first book in 1910. He moved to New York City ca. 1914 and become a book reviewer at the New York Herald . . . Map (db m139895) HM
27Indiana, DeKalb County, Auburn — Women EmployeesAuburn Automobile Company Workers
On South Van Buren Street south of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling south.
The story of women workers at the Auburn Automobile Company is a narrative of social change in Auburn and DeKalb County. Employment at the auto company permitted women to become co-breadwinners in their families during lean times. Although . . . Map (db m185844) HM
28Indiana, DeKalb County, Butler — American Legion Post No. 202 Veterans Memorial
On North Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north.
In tribute to all veterans "Your gift is our peace"Map (db m193321) WM
29Indiana, DeKalb County, Butler — Butler's Thompson Block Building
On South Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1903, Walter and Eclecta Thompson constructed the original Opera House building. The Opera House Grand Opening took place on November 26, 1903, with a performance by a military band with a full orchestra performing "In Sunny Tennessee." . . . Map (db m193322) HM
30Indiana, DeKalb County, Garrett — 17.2017.1 — Creek Chub Bait Company
On Keyser Street just east of Randolf Street, on the right when traveling east.
Side A In 1916, Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling,and George Schulthess established the company, which became one of the country's leading manufacturers of artificial fishing lures. Crafted by a largely female workforce, the high quality lures . . . Map (db m107129) HM
31Indiana, DeKalb County, Garrett — Garrett Keyser Butler Veterans Memorial
On South Randolph Street, on the left when traveling north.
In memory of Garrett Keyser Butler War Veterans Map (db m185865) WM
32Indiana, DeKalb County, Garrett — John Bowersox (Bowers)ca. 1884 - 1936
On Cowen Street, 0.1 miles north of West Keyser Street, on the left when traveling south.
Stage performer and silent film actor John Bowersox grew up along Cowen Street. He performed in amateur plays in Huntington and in 1904 joined a professional touring company. Adopting the stage name Bowers, he debuted on Broadway in 1912 and . . . Map (db m182511) HM
33Indiana, DeKalb County, Garrett — Memorial To Jacob And Sarah Ober Brechbill
On County Road 7, 0.3 miles north of State Route 8, on the right when traveling north.
Who settled here in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, state of Indiana in the year 1864 with purchase of three hundred seventy acres of virgin land and from which in 1882 they donated the tract on which the nearby Christian Union Church is . . . Map (db m159852) HM
34Indiana, DeKalb County, Hamilton — Site Of First Settler In DeKalb County
On Indiana Route 1 at County Road 4A, on the right when traveling north on State Route 1.
Site of first settler in DeKalb County by John Houlton Sr. Sept. 4, 1833Map (db m196510) HM
35Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) — The Great Emancipator —
On River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling south.
The 2012-13 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Abraham Lincoln, dedicated May 2013. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. . . . Map (db m186261) HM
36Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — G.A.R. Civil War Memorial[Riverside Cemetery]
On County Road 60 at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on County Road 60.
. . . Map (db m163068) WM
37Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — In The Distance
Near County Route 60 at South School Street, on the right when traveling east.
In the distance, we see a monument dedicated in 1911 to the men of our community who participated in this nation's Civil War. The Civil War (1861 to 1865) cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and was fought over fundamental ideas relating . . . Map (db m186260) HM
38Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — James Franklin Sechler (Frank)
On River Greenway, 0.2 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling east.
James Franklin Sechler (Frank), born in 1924, served his community in many exceptional ways until his untimely passing in 2007. Frank could have gone anywhere and been successful; however, he chose to dedicate his life to this community where he . . . Map (db m186254) HM
39Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Jeff Gordon(Born August 4, 1971) — Former NASCAR Driver —
On River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Route 60, on the left when traveling south.
The 2018-19 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Jeff Gordon, dedicated July 2019. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186268) HM
40Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Jim Davis(Born July 28, 1945) — American Cartoonist —
On River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling south.
The 2014-15 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Jim Davis, dedicated July 2015. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186263) HM
41Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Myra Selby(Born July 1, 1955) — Indiana Supreme Court Justice —
On River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling south.
The 2016-17 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Myra Selby, dedicated August 2017. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. The . . . Map (db m186265) HM
42Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Phil Carpenter(Born November 24, 1938) — Local Leader —
On River Greenway, 0.2 miles south of County Road 60, on the left when traveling east.
This wooden statue is a tribute to Phil Carpenter, a local leader in DeKalb Eastern School District who was instrumental in the creation of the St. Joe River Greenway in 2001. The project was crafted by our local artist, David Drake. . . . Map (db m186257) HM
43Indiana, DeKalb County, Saint Joe — Veterans Memorial[Riverside Cemetery]
On County Road 60 at 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on County Road 60.
In memory of those who servedMap (db m163067) WM
44Indiana, DeKalb County, Spencerville — First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828
On State Road 1 at DeKalb County Road 68 (County Road 68), on the right when traveling north on State Road 1.
First Settlement in DeKalb County Indiana 1828Map (db m139919) HM
45Indiana, DeKalb County, Spencerville — 17.1996.1 — Spencerville Covered Bridge
On County Road 68 west of County Road 57, on the right when traveling west.
Built 1873, by John A. McKay, spanning Saint Joseph River; a Smith Truss, Variant Four, by Smith Bridge Company, Toledo, Ohio; has remained in use with regular maintenance, repairs, and extensive 1981 restoration. Listed in National Register of . . . Map (db m52971) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023