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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fountain County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Fountain 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 Fountain County, IN (52) Montgomery County, IN (30) Parke County, IN (41) Tippecanoe County, IN (56) Vermillion County, IN (15) Warren County, IN (12)  FountainCounty(52) Fountain County (52)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  ParkeCounty(41) Parke County (41)  TippecanoeCounty(56) Tippecanoe County (56)  VermillionCounty(15) Vermillion County (15)  WarrenCounty(12) Warren County (12)
Covington is the county seat for Fountain County
Adjacent to Fountain County, Indiana
      Montgomery County (30)  
      Parke County (41)  
      Tippecanoe County (56)  
      Vermillion County (15)  
      Warren County (12)  
 
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1Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — 23.1997.1 — Attica & Covington Canal Skirmish
On West Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
In fall 1846, residents of Covington and Attica skirmished at Lock 35 over lack of water to Covington. Heavy rains eventually resolved the problem. Competition among canal towns over water control was often intense. First boat reached Attica 1846 . . . Map (db m3284) HM
2Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — 23.2005.1 — Attica’s Carnegie Library
On South Perry Street, on the left when traveling south.
Ladies Library Association of Attica, created 1885, deeded its library building to city; city library opened 1902 with a collection of 1,500 books. Funds from Andrew Carnegie made it possible to build a new library here on land originally owned . . . Map (db m3317) HM
3Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Davis Township - Maysville1825 - 1935
On East River Road (County Road 1400) 1 mile east of North Riverside Road (State Road 500), on the left when traveling east.
Platted 1832 Addition 1836 Population in 1840 - - 800 First polling place in Davis Township. Many years Largest Town South of Chicago.Map (db m9874) HM
4Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Devon TheaterArt Deco Style — Built in 1938 —
On West Mill Street, on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m7934) HM
5Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Dr. John Evans1814 – 1897 — Logan Township —
Near South Perry Street, on the left when traveling south.
Doctor – Educator – Builder – Financier. Attica, Indiana Doctor, 1839–1845 Founder: Indiana Hospital for Insane. Chicago Mercy Hospital: City of Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University - U. of Denver. Rush . . . Map (db m9947) HM
6Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Harrison Hills Country Club HouseRestoration and Preservation — Tudor Revival —
Near East New Street.
. . . Map (db m19771) HM
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7Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Hotel Attica
On North Perry Street, on the left when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m7936) HM
8Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — In Memory ofP.O.W. - M.I.A.
On West Jackson Street (a.k.a. US 41) at Market Street, on the right when traveling west on West Jackson Street (a.k.a. US 41).
You are not ForgottenMap (db m32623) HM
9Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865Civil War Memorial
Near South Perry Street south of Booth Avenue.
In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865 Presented by L. of G. A. R. Attica Circle, 1911Map (db m20531) WM
10Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Italianate Style House
On E. Washington Street near South Perry Street, on the left when traveling west.
Historic Landmarks of Fountain County Award presented to Dr. Peter and Ann Petrich for the Restoration and Preservation of This Italianate Style House built c. 1850Map (db m7969) HM
11Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — Marshall M Milford Home
On East Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Milford Home has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1845Map (db m9310) HM
12Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — 23.2003.1 — Ravine Park
On Ravine Park Boulevard near East Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north.
American Indians frequented this area, rich in natural resources. The ravine provided water from natural springs, marl for lime, and clay for bricks for nineteenth-century residents of Attica, platted 1825. City became owner of ravine 1906 when . . . Map (db m3311) HM
13Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — The Old ChurchCottrell Village
On East Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built - 1850 Restored 1989 by the John Cottrell FoundationMap (db m7938) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — The Old LibraryLadies Library - Attica — Est. 1889 —
On South Brady Street, on the right when traveling north.
Founded in 1885, built in 1889, and restored in 1998 by Historic Landmarks of Fountain County.Map (db m7933) HM
15Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — The Spirit of the American Doughboy
On South Perry Street, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m7988) HM
16Indiana, Fountain County, Attica — World War I Memorial
Near South Perry Street south of Booth Avenue.
John Feuristien - Co. D - 113 Eng. Robert L. Goans - Battery C - 150 F.A. Edward Harty - 306 U.S. Inf. Arch Hope Earle Ireland - 131 U.S. Inf. Lloyd Ireland - Battery B - 70 F.A. Frank J. Kight - Battery C - 6 F. A. Chas. W. . . . Map (db m22801) HM
17Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Covington - Indiana City BuildingCraig and Dawn Dixon
On 413 Washington Street, on the left when traveling east.
Historic Landmarks of Fountain County award Presented to Craig and Dawn Dixon for Restoration and Preservation of 413 Washington Street Covington, In. Built 1903Map (db m7906) HM
18Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Covington Carnegie Library
On Fifth Street at Crockett Street, on the right when traveling north on Fifth Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m8724) HM
19Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — 23.1970.2 — Esther Test Wallace1807–1834
On Liberty Street (U.S. 136), on the left when traveling west.
The 1st wife of Governor David Wallace and Mother of General Lew Wallace, soldier, author of Ben Hur, statesman & diplomat, is here buried. She influenced the lives of two important Hoosiers.Map (db m3382) HM
20Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — 08000191 — Fountain County (Indiana) Court House
On 4th Street north of Liberty Street, on the left when traveling north.
Fountain County Court House 1937 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m37241) HM
Paid Advertisement
21Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Fountain County Centennial MemorialIn Honor of our Heroes Who Have Defended us in All Wars
On Liberty Street at Fourth Street, on the right when traveling west on Liberty Street.
1826 - - 1926 Fountain County Centennial Memorial Erected by The Richard Henry Lee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Memory of The Pioneers and Illustrious Dead of Fountain County and In Honor of our Heroes Who Have Defended us in . . . Map (db m7907) WM
22Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Fountain County Clerk's BuildingFountain County Art Council
Near North Fourth Street at Harrison Street.
Historic Landmarks of Fountain County Award Presented to Fountain County Art Council for Restoration and Preservation of Fountain County Clerk's Building Built 1842.Map (db m21155) HM
23Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Fountain County Veterans Memorial
On Liberty Street at Third Street, on the right when traveling west on Liberty Street.
In grateful tribute to all men and women of Fountain County who have served or will serve in defense of our country.Map (db m7908) WM
24Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Portland Arch Natural Preserve
Near West Scout Camp Road (County Road 600 N) 0.4 miles south of North Walnut.
has been designated a National Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environmentMap (db m10093) HM
25Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — 84000027 — The House With The LionsSewell - Freese House
On East Washington Street, on the right when traveling east.
Built c. 1867 Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m10335) HM
26Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Twentieth Century Functional Commercial Building
On Liberty Street east of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m37371) HM
27Indiana, Fountain County, Covington — Wabash - Erie Canal1846 - 1875
On North Portland Arch Road west of County Road W400N, on the left when traveling west.
Shawnee Township Wabash - Erie Canal 1846 - 1875 The Canal extended from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana. Construction on the 376 mile section in Indiana began in 1832 and completed through Fountain County in 1846. One to six horses in . . . Map (db m20364) HM
28Indiana, Fountain County, Hillsboro — Hillsboro Service Memorial
Near North Park Street north of East Hayes Street.
World War - I Orel A. Smith, Born 1898, 32nd Co. 6th Marine Vol., Killed In Action, Nov. 2, 1918 • Lieut. W. E. G. Cooper, Born March 29, 1888, Killed In Action at Chateau Thierry, July 20, 1918 • Claude L. Wilkinson, Born June 9, 1893, Killed . . . Map (db m7884) WM
29Indiana, Fountain County, Kingman — Kingman IndianaEst. 1886
On East Main Street west of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
David J. Ratliff platted his farm land just North of State Street through which the new Chicago, Attica, & Southern railway passed. The town was named after the foreman of the construction crew. The town South of State Street was Fountainville until . . . Map (db m36101) HM
30Indiana, Fountain County, Lodi — Silver Island Cemetery — Cemetery Heritage —
On Silver Island Road (County Road 850 W) south of Blue Island Drive (County Road W1000S), on the right when traveling south.
Silver Island Cemetery Established 1832 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2013 Indiana Historical Bureau . . . Map (db m77555) HM
31Indiana, Fountain County, Newtown — National Corn Husking Contest
On Business State Road 55 near Business State Road 341, on the left when traveling east.
Richland Township Site of National Corn Husking Contest in 1935. 4 Blocks West - - - Cobb Farms and L.K. Mitchell and Family Hosts. Lawrence Pitzer of Fountain County Represented Indiana and later became National Champion in 1939. . . . Map (db m3405) HM
32Indiana, Fountain County, Silverwood — Fulton TownshipLodi Mineral and Artesian Well
On South Coffing Brothers Road north of State Road 234, on the right when traveling south.
Salt discovered by Norbourn Thomas in 1829. Capacity: 200 bushel of salt every 24 hours. Depth 1,135 feet - Deepest in the United States at that time. Artesian water of Medicinal value was discovered. Became a Health Spa in 1921. Water . . . Map (db m20482) HM
33Indiana, Fountain County, Stone Bluff — Birch - Colvert Cemetery — Stone Bluff Cemetery —
On U.S. 41 south of East Stone Bluff Road, on the right when traveling south.
Birch - Colvert Cemetery Also Known As Stone Bluff Cemetery Beneath this hallowed ground rests the souls of many long-forgotten loved ones. Their gravestones destroyed by the hand of man: and the physical boundaries of . . . Map (db m77583) HM
34Indiana, Fountain County, Stone Bluff — Osborn Prairie Church - - Built 1892Gothic Revival Church
On Osborn Prairie Road west of County Road N70W, on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m20235) HM
35Indiana, Fountain County, Stone Bluff — Progressive Friends Church MemorialDedicated October 8, 1864
On County Road 140 W at County Road 350 N, on the left when traveling north on County Road 140 W.
. . . Map (db m163021) HM
36Indiana, Fountain County, Tangier — Tangier High School Bell1911-1958 — [Tangier Park] —
On 1050 North, 0.1 miles west of County Road 400W, on the right when traveling west.
This original stone and bell donated to the Tangier community by the family of Paul E. Patton who graduated with the class of 1950Map (db m163064) HM
37Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Booe - Inlow - d'Arlier Cultural CenterPrairie / Craftman House
On North Mill Street, on the right when traveling north.
HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF FOUNTAIN COUNTY, INC. Award Presented to BOOE - INLOW - D'ARLIER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION for the restoration and preservation of the Prairie / Craftman House D'Arlier Cultural Center Built in . . . Map (db m19174) HM
38Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — 23.1970.1 — Boyhood Home of Daniel W. Voorhees“Tall Sycamore of the Wabash” — 1827-1897 —
On U.S. 41 at County Road E 100 N, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 41.
Famous orator - Representative in Congress, 1861-66, 1869-73; U.S. Senator, 1877–1897; chief promoter of the building of the Library of Congress.Map (db m3232) HM
39Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Curfew Bell
On West Fifth Street, on the left when traveling east.
Erected by the town of Veedersburg in memory of Cal Scherer who used old Curfew Bell over 30 years. —Board of Trustees: Leon L. Ewbank, L. R. Owens M.D., Leon Wiggins.Map (db m34092) HM
40Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Lee and Mike RamseyTacky Apron Antiques & Bakery
On North Main Street south of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south.
Historic Landmarks of Fountain County Award presented to Lee and Mike Ramsey for restoration and preservation of 115 North Main Veedersburg, IN Built 1886Map (db m9010) HM
41Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Millcreek TownshipSteam Corner
On U.S. 41 at State Road 32, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 41.
John Gilmore entered first land in Township — 1826. Alanson Savage built steam saw mill produced timbers for “Plank Road” — 1840. Rev. Jones organized Methodist Church — 1852. Early Families: Furrs, Booes, . . . Map (db m3805) HM
42Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Nineteenth Century Functional Commercial Building
On West 2nd Street east of North Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m37076) HM
43Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Troy Township, Layton Station
On U.S. 136 at South Layton Station Road, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 136.
Peter and James Layton, half brothers, came from New York, 1853. Here was the train stop for the residents of the area of the Plank Road ½ mile south. There a blacksmith shop, grocery, the stage stop, “Halfway House” were located.Map (db m3466) HM
44Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Van Buren Township, Bonebrake Corner
On East Bonebrake Road near U.S. 41, on the left when traveling east.
Church: Established by United Brothers in 1828. Building erected 1847 - Used until 1900. Cemetery 1837 to present time. The last resting place of pioneers and soldiers who served our country in seven wars.Map (db m3403) HM
45Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — VeedersburgHome of Brick Yard
On West 2nd Street at South Maple Street, on the left when traveling west on West 2nd Street.
Welcome To Veedersburg Home of Brick Yard that manufactured the bricks that built the Indianapolis 500 Mile Track in 1909 Map (db m55792) HM
46Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Veedersburg
On East 2nd Street at Sugar Street, on the right when traveling west on East 2nd Street.
Welcome To Veedersburg Home of Brick Yard that manufactured the bricks that built the Indianapolis 500 Mile Track in 1909 Map (db m55793) HM
47Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Veedersburg - VanBuren Township War Memorial
On Main St at West First Street, on the left when traveling south on Main St.
1919 - 1991 American Legion Veedersburg Post 288 In Memory of those from Veedersburg & Vanburen Twp. who served, and those who gave their lives in the service of their Country. (Left Side): World War . . . Map (db m7779) WM
48Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Veedersburg " Scout Cabin "
On West 5th Street west of North College Street, on the right when traveling west.
Built 1934 for "Boy Scouts" by W.P.A. - Local Workers Guy Smith - Project Mgr., Logs - Walter Marshall Farm, Bricks - Veedersbrg Paving.Map (db m34089) HM
49Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Veedersburg Memorial ParkHonoring All Veterans
On Main Street at West First Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street.
(Engraved near the top are the Seals of the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Army Air Corps, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard)Map (db m7804) WM
50Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Veedersburg Wabash Clay Company
On 1st Street at South Mill Street, on the left when traveling west on 1st Street.
One of the most iconic brand names in the world of sports has its origins here in the town of Veedersburg. The famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known the world over as “The Brickyard”, because the track surface was once composed entirely of . . . Map (db m175835) HM
51Indiana, Fountain County, Veedersburg — Wabash Township" Union Mill " - — " William B. White Home " —
On Cades Hollow Road east of South Jenks Road, on the right when traveling east.
Scott, Hultz, and Sigler commissioners appointed by State Legislature to form the newly formed Fountain County Seat of Justice, met here at William B. White Home. He erected the County's first mill here near the covered bridge, the County's . . . Map (db m20411) HM
52Indiana, Fountain County, Wallace — Phanuel Lutheran Church - - Jackson Township
Near East Lutheran Church Road west of South Grimes Road.
Organized in 1832 by German speaking families of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rowen County, North Carolina. Migrating to Indiana in 1828. August 7, 1836 Jacob and Elizabeth Linebaugh Bowman deeded land for the First Church and Cemetery.Map (db m10027) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023