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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dearborn County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Dearborn 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 Dearborn County, IN (51) Franklin County, IN (61) Ohio County, IN (10) Ripley County, IN (35) Boone County, KY (51) Butler County, OH (124) Hamilton County, OH (329)  DearbornCounty(51) Dearborn County (51)  FranklinCounty(61) Franklin County (61)  OhioCounty(10) Ohio County (10)  RipleyCounty(35) Ripley County (35)  BooneCountyKentucky(51) Boone County (51)  ButlerCountyOhio(124) Butler County (124)  HamiltonCounty(329) Hamilton County (329)
Lawrenceburg is the county seat for Dearborn County
Adjacent to Dearborn County, Indiana
      Franklin County (61)  
      Ohio County (10)  
      Ripley County (35)  
      Boone County, Kentucky (51)  
      Butler County, Ohio (124)  
      Hamilton County, Ohio (329)  
 
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1Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Aurora
On Road 56 south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Aurora was laid out by Jesse L. Holman, trustee for the “Aurora Association for Internal Improvements” in 1819. Judge Holman was an early statesman, preacher, educator, and federal justice. His son, U.S. Congressman William S. Holman served . . . Map (db m22105) HM
2Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Aurora Ferry Boat Captains
On Lesko Park Bike Path, 0.3 miles south of John Street, on the right when traveling north.
Ephraim Morrison Canoe at Aurora Landing • Phillip Craig • Capt. Marcus Colling • Frank Klopp Horse Powered until 1918 then built the Etta Belle • Van Landingham Etta Belle 1935 to 1936 • . . . Map (db m201077) HM
3Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Birthplace of First White Child
On Green Boulevard (U.S. 50) at Indiana Route 350, on the right when traveling west on Green Boulevard.
At the mouth of Hogan Creek, a short distance from here, Samuel Morrison, first white child born in the county—March 1, 1798. He was a gifted historian, inventor and map-maker, and drew a number of early maps published for Indiana.Map (db m206646) HM
4Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — First Evangelical United Church of Christ
On 5th Street west of Market Street, on the left when traveling west.
Oldest church building in Aurora Built in 1848 First Evangelical United Church of Christ (First German Evangelical Protestant Church) Founded 1874 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the . . . Map (db m201091) HM
5Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — First Presbyterian Church of Aurora
On 4th Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
First Presbyterian Church of Aurora 1844 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m201098) HM
6Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — George Street Bridge
On Main Street at Importing Street (Route 56), on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
George Street Bridge 1887 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m201075) HM
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7Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Hillforest — Thomas Gaff House — A National Historic Landmark
On Fifth Street west of Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
Originally called Forest Hill, Hillforest was completed in 1855 for local industrialist and steamboat owner Thomas Gaff and his family. Emigrants from Scotland in 1811, the six Gaff children moved with their mother to Aurora in the 1840s and . . . Map (db m22125) HM
8Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — History of the Aurora Ferry Co., Inc.
On Water Street (State Road 56) at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street.
Legend has it that a ferry has operated near this location close to the mouth of Hogan Creek since 1802. The early ferries were powered by two horses walking on treadmills connected to a paddle wheel. The relationship between the small town of . . . Map (db m66904) HM
9Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Korean War Memorial — June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
On Market Street (Indiana Route 56) south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Lest we forget Freedom is not free This Korean War Memorial is dedicated to those men and women who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.
American Casualties Killed in . . . Map (db m201090) WM
10Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Levi Stevens House
On 5th Street at Dewers Street, on the right when traveling west on 5th Street.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m201094) HM
11Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Mary A. Stratton Park — Born 1824 - Died 1903
On 5th Street west of Judiciary Street, on the left when traveling west.
Dedicated by the Aurora Women's Research Club, to the memory of their first President, Mrs. Mary A. Stratton.Map (db m201097) HM
12Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Steamboat Clinton
On Judiciary Street at 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Judiciary Street.
On the bank of the Ohio near here, opposite the Eagle Hotel, Pinkney James built the steamboat Clinton 1823-24. The launching July 4, 1824 occasioned a great celebration and firing of cannon.Map (db m172613) HM
13Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Two Riverfront Mansions — Ohio River Scenic Byway — Dearborn County, Indiana —
On 5th Street west of Dewers Street, on the left when traveling west.
Hillforest Following the Panic of 1837, Philadelphia Distiller Thomas Gaff and his brothers James and John sought new opportunity in southern Indiana, where in 1843 they established T. & J.W. Gaff & Co. Distillery in Aurora, Indiana. Soon . . . Map (db m201095) HM
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14Indiana, Dearborn County, Aurora — Veterans Memorial
On Market Street (Indiana Route 56) south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
"Dedicated with appreciation to the Veterans of Dearborn County in honor of those who gave their lives and in memory of those unaccounted for." "You are not forgotten."Map (db m201089) WM
15Indiana, Dearborn County, Dillsboro — A Voice of the Community — The Dillsboro Bell —
On Front Street at Bank Street, on the left when traveling north on Front Street.
From atop the schoolhouse, built in 1905, my voice has rung out - beckoning boys and girls to school: clanged out the call for help to fight fires: peeled forth joyous tunes of victory at wars ends: tolled the old year out and rung in the new. . . . Map (db m45993) HM
16Indiana, Dearborn County, Dillsboro — Dillsboro
On Front Street at Bank Street, on the left when traveling north on Front Street.
The town was laid out by Mathias Whetstone in 1830, and named for General James Dill, soldier in the War of 1812, first county recorder, a member of the Indiana 1816 Constitutional Convention, military associate and friend of Generals William . . . Map (db m45884) HM
17Indiana, Dearborn County, Dover — 22 — Dover — The Final Insult — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On U.S. 1 at North Dearborn Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1.
On July 13, 1863, General Morgan's raiders looted a tavern in this Community. The Irish-born and agitated proprietor, James Murtaugh, protested, but without any luck. The tavern was an Inn with a dance hall on the second floor, which could be . . . Map (db m86240) HM
18Indiana, Dearborn County, Dover — General John Morgan
On State Road 1 at North Dearborn Road, on the right when traveling north on State Road 1.
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern Indiana.Map (db m86241) HM
19Indiana, Dearborn County, Dover — St. John The Baptist Church
On State Road 1 just south of Sawmill Road, on the left when traveling north.
Second Oldest Roman Catholic Church in Indiana. Established 1824. Original log meeting house replaced by frame church in 1842. First brick edifice erected 1847. Present church dedicated October 19, 1879.Map (db m86237) HM
20Indiana, Dearborn County, Greendale — 1801 Miller Burying Ground
On Action Lane, 0.1 miles east of U.S. 50, on the right when traveling south.
Side 1 Veterans of the Revolution buried here include Capt. Joseph Hayes, Lt. Solomon Hayes, and Thomas Miller, Sr. (PA), and Alexander Guard (NJ). These patriots were among the first pioneers in the Northwest Territory. The Guard family . . . Map (db m149372) HM
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21Indiana, Dearborn County, Guilford — East Fork Stone Chapel
On State Road 1, 0.1 miles south of E. Fork Road, on the left when traveling north.
Erected 1821 by early settlers as a Methodist Church on land donated by John Ewbank. Services were held continuously for more than 125 years. Maintained by endowment fund.Map (db m86236) HM
22Indiana, Dearborn County, Guilford — General John Morgan
On North Dearborn Road at Mt. Pleasant Road, on the right when traveling east on North Dearborn Road.
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern IndianaMap (db m100081) HM
23Indiana, Dearborn County, Guilford — Guilford Covered Bridge
Near Main Street.
Built 1879 Original Design by Archibald M. Kennedy and Sons Additional Structural Supports added in the early 1900s to sustain heavier loads produced by Guilford's rail commerce Moved from Yorkridge Rd to park in 1960 Damaged by . . . Map (db m87947) HM
24Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Abraham Lincoln
Near South Walnut Street south of New Street.
Abraham Lincoln made a famous pre-inaugural speech from his train platform near here Feb. 12, 1861, placing emphasis on the people's part in justice and good government.Map (db m20600) HM
25Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Captain Samuel C. Vance — 1802 - 2002 Bicentennial Memorial to The Common Man — " The Flatboat " - Mode of River travel in 1802 —
Near South Walnut Street south of New Street.
Plaque One Captain Samuel C. Vance Our Founder Plaque Two In memory of Captain Vance and the pioneer families who endured the hardships of flatboat travel to reach this place in the wilderness. They lived in log cabins . . . Map (db m20604) HM
26Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County
On West High Street south of Mary Street, on the right when traveling south.
Formed by proclamation of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison March 7, 1803. Named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War. The third county to be formed, it was originally much larger. Its present boundaries . . . Map (db m22103) HM
27Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County American Revolution War Memorial — 1775 — 1783 —
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
In Honor of the Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Dearborn County Their names are recorded in the County Auditor's Office Book 29 - Page 250.Map (db m22174) HM
28Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County Korean War Memorial
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
KOREAN WAR This plaque is dedicated in grateful remembrance of the men of Dearborn County who served their Country in the Korean War. In God we trustMap (db m22173) WM
29Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County World War I War Memorial
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
Honor Roll In Grateful remembrance of the boys of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the World War 1917 - 1918. Erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana Walter Ahrens • Henry Fred Amm • Elmer Andrews • Hobart S. . . . Map (db m22203) WM
30Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Dearborn County World War II War Memorial
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
World War II For God and Country This tablet is erected in honor of the men who answered their country's call and gave their lives for freedomMap (db m22175) WM
31Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Elijah Anderson
On Walnut Street south of New Street, on the left when traveling south.
Elijah Anderson was an African-American blacksmith who lived and worked in Lawrenceburg from 1850 to 1854. He once told a friend that he had helped at least 1000 slaves escape to freedom in all sorts of weather. Anderson left Lawrenceburg . . . Map (db m206618) HM
32Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Hunt House Hotel — Federal Style — 1819 —
On High Street at Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street.
1812 • Jacob Horner buys lot #157, builds log tavern on corner. 1817 • Jesse Hunt leases Horner’s Tavern. 1818 • Hunt purchases and removes log tavern. 1819 • Hunt builds first 3-story brick building in Indiana, Benj. Stockman, brick . . . Map (db m22033) HM
33Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — James Buchanan Eads
On Green Boulevard (U.S. 50) at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Boulevard.
Born in Lawrenceburg, became a famous engineer who built the Eads Bridge arched over the Mississippi at St. Louis and jetties at New Orleans. During the Civil War President Lincoln commissioned him to design and build ironclad gunboats for the Union . . . Map (db m66910) HM
34Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburg — Founded 1802
On Green Boulevard (U.S. 50) at Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Boulevard.
Birthplace of two Indiana Governors. Albert Gallatin Porter, eighteenth Governor (1881-1885), born here April 20, 1824, died Indianapolis, May 3, 1897; and Winfield Taylor Durbin, twenty-fourth Governor (1901-1905), born here May 4, 1847, died . . . Map (db m66907) HM
35Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburgh — First in New Modes of Transportation — 1802 —
On Walnut Street at High Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street.
1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans Markets. The “Kaintucks” . . . Map (db m22029) HM
36Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Lawrenceburg's First Hospital — 227 East High Street
On East High Street north of Elm Street, on the left when traveling north.
Dr. George F. Smith came to Lawrenceburg in 1905 and opened his own practice in this home. Locals consider his home to be Lawrenceburg's first hospital. The Federal style home was built in 1857. Lawrenceburg Heritage Plaque Program a . . . Map (db m187435) HM
37Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Medal of Honor Citations — Civil War — Dearborn County (Indiana) —
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dearborn County Medal of Honor Citations Civil War Name - Awarded Pvt. William Shepherd - May 3, 1865 • Pvt. Frank Stolz - July 9, 1894 • Pvt. David H. Helms - July 26, 1894 • Pvt. Thomas A. Blasdel - August 11, 1894 • Pvt. . . . Map (db m22171) HM
38Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Regular Baptist Church — 9 East Center Street
On East Center Street north of Walnut Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Regular Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg was the city's first Baptist congregation. The congregation organized in 1807 and met in various locations around the area. In 1846, this church was built in the Gothic Revival style. The building was . . . Map (db m187438) HM
39Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — The Price of Freedom
On Mary Street north of West High Street, on the left when traveling north.
- - -( Center Section )- - - ( Center - Memorial ) + + + THE PRICE OF FREEDOM + + + Dedicated in Honor of All men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and Sacrificed Unselfishly for the Freedom of the United States of . . . Map (db m22301) WM
40Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — The Spirits of Lawrenceburg
On 2nd Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on 2nd Street.
Army Captain Samuel Colville Vance was a surveyor for the United States government living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1802 he purchased all the land comprising the original town of "Lawrenceburgh." At that time the land was part of Hamilton County, . . . Map (db m66906) HM
41Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Vance-Tousey House
On West High Street, on the left when traveling west.
Early fine quality Federal style home of Samuel Vance, built 1818. Military associate and friend of William Henry Harrison. Vance founded Lawrenceburg in 1802. River Boats landed on the grounds, and guests reached the mansion through an avenue of . . . Map (db m200326) HM
42Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Vietnam War Memorial
On South Walnut Street at Ohio River Levee, on the right when traveling south on South Walnut Street.
In Memory of our Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action Vietnam War 1959 - 1975 Dedicated July 4, 2000 Lary Dale Fogle • U.S. Army PFC - - Killed in Action December 20, 1965 - Saigon, South Vietnam Thomas George Denning • U.S.M.C. LCPL . . . Map (db m22037) HM
43Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Vietnam War Memorial — Dearborn County Indiana —
On West High Street west of Mary Street, on the right when traveling west.
In God We Trust In Grateful remembrance of the men of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the Vietnam War, erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana. Honor Roll, first column: William Omer Burkett • Thomas Denning • . . . Map (db m22202) WM
44Indiana, Dearborn County, Lawrenceburg — Whitewater Canal — 1837
On East High Street at Elm Street, on the left when traveling south on East High Street.
c. 1820 Before the levee was built, Elm Row continued down the river to the city wharf — now under water. 1836 Indiana appropriates $1,400,000 to begin construction on Whitewater Canal linking the National Rd to Ohio River. 1837 . . . Map (db m187437) HM
45Indiana, Dearborn County, Manchester Township — Drovers Inn
On Indiana Route 48, 0.2 miles west of Louden Road, on the left when traveling west.
The large brick house nearby was Baker's Drovers Inn. This highway was the early state Manchester & Lawrenceburg Turnpike. A short distance from here was a Toll-Gate house.Map (db m143035) HM
46Indiana, Dearborn County, New Alsace — General John Morgan
On North Dearborn Road at Yorkridge Road, on the right when traveling east on North Dearborn Road.
Marched east along this road on Monday, July 13, 1863 in his raid across Southern IndianaMap (db m100080) HM
47Indiana, Dearborn County, New Alsace — 21 — Raiders Steal the Priest’s Horses — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
On North Dearborn Road at Kildeer Lane, on the left when traveling east on North Dearborn Road.
General Morgan and his raiders struck New Alsace on Monday, July 13, 1863. Here at St. Paul Church, Father Roman Weinzapfel was celebrating Mass at 8:30 a.m. when the Raiders stole his horses. Today, the church appears much as it did in 1863. Across . . . Map (db m100078) HM
48Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — 15.1999.1 — Canal Junction
On S. State Street at Campbell Road, on the right when traveling south on S. State Street.
(Front Side) The Whitewater Canal and the Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal joined in Harrison to provide better access to Cincinnati markets and Ohio River. Indiana Internal Improvement Act 1836 authorized Whitewater Canal; completed from . . . Map (db m66869) HM
49Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — 24 — Morgan's Great Raid — Six Days of Terror — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On S. State Street south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south.
July 8, 1863. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and 2,000 cavalrymen crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. They were transported from Brandenburg, Kentucky, on two captured steamboats. For six days, the Raiders rode through Southern . . . Map (db m66873) HM
50Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — 23 — Morgan's Raiders Enter Ohio — and Burn the Bridge Behind Them — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On Jamison Road at N. Dearborn Road, on the right when traveling south on Jamison Road.
During the afternoon of July 13, 1863, General John Hunt Morgan crossed the Whitewater River a few hundred yards north of this point. His exhausted men were strung out behind him, but managed to burn the wooden bridge once the straggling ranks were . . . Map (db m66875) HM
51Indiana, Dearborn County, West Harrison — When the Civil War Came to Indiana — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On S. State Street south of Mill Street, on the right when traveling south.
By July 1863, the American Civil War had entered its third brutal summer. In the East, Confederate forces commanded by Robert E. Lee successfully turned back repeated Union attempts to capture the Southern capital at Richmond. General Lee even . . . Map (db m66872) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023