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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Howard County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Howard 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 Howard County, IN (33) Carroll County, IN (70) Cass County, IN (5) Clinton County, IN (4) Grant County, IN (108) Miami County, IN (10) Tipton County, IN (8)  HowardCounty(33) Howard County (33)  CarrollCounty(70) Carroll County (70)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  ClintonCounty(4) Clinton County (4)  GrantCounty(108) Grant County (108)  MiamiCounty(10) Miami County (10)  TiptonCounty(8) Tipton County (8)
Kokomo is the county seat for Howard County
Adjacent to Howard County, Indiana
      Carroll County (70)  
      Cass County (5)  
      Clinton County (4)  
      Grant County (108)  
      Miami County (10)  
      Tipton County (8)  
 
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1Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — 1850s Railroad Workers' Quarters
On North Buckeye Street, on the right when traveling north.
This small house is believed to be one of Kokomo's oldest homes. When it was built in the early 1850s, it was a tiny, one-room shack placed on a foundation of loose stones. This area was the northern outskirts of Kokomo, a small town with a . . . Map (db m200430) HM
2Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Apperson Brothers — Builders of the Apperson Car
Near East Vaile Street at South Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
The Apperson Farm, where the Apperson brothers grew up, was just one mile west of Center. Elmer was the older brother and he served his apprenticeship in Kokomo at the Star Machine Works. Then he opened the Riverside Machine Works close to . . . Map (db m200596) HM
3Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Apperson Jack Rabbit
On South Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
Elmer and Edgar Apperson founded the Apperson Brothers Automobile Company in Kokomo in 1902. The company designed and built several successful automobile models. However, its most popular was a luxury car built for speed - the Apperson Jack . . . Map (db m214894) HM
4Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Chief Kokomo — Walk of Excellence —
Near West Superior Street east of South Indiana Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Few facts are known about “Chief” Kokomo. Even his name is variously translated as Black Walnut, She Bear, The Diver or Old Woman. David Foster is said to have called him “the orneriest old Indian I ever knew.” This 1962 . . . Map (db m166536) HM
5Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Crown Point Cemetery — Walk of Excellence —
On South Waugh Street near 1101 East Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling north.
Crown Point Cemetery, established in 1867 by Kokomo City Council, covers 65 acres with nearly 30,000 graves. The first burial was in 1868, and Pioneer Cemetery was relocated here in the 1870s. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was built in 1886, and . . . Map (db m200749)
6Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — David Foster — Walk of Excellence —
Near West Superior Street.
In the early 1840s, trader David Foster brought his wife Elizabeth and their children to the banks of the Wildcat Creek. Subsequently, he donated 40 acres for a county seat which he built a doublewide log cabin as a trading post and his family home. . . . Map (db m200727) HM
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7Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Delco Radio Plant / Lake Erie & Western Railroad — Industrial Heritage Trail —
Near Home Avenue.
Delco Radio Plant Employees leaving the Delco Radio Plant in 1940, located on Home Avenue. Delco Radio Division began manufacturing operations in Kokomo in this plant formerly owned by Crosley Manufacturing Company and produced the first . . . Map (db m214910) HM
8Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Douglass School
On North Bell Street just north of East Elm Street, on the right when traveling north.
Named after statesmen and former slave, Frederick Douglass, this school opened in 1920. That year the Kokomo School Board recommended that all African-American students in first through seventh grades enroll only at Douglass. With no . . . Map (db m205336) HM
9Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Dr. Henry C. Cole
On West Jefferson Street at North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on West Jefferson Street.
One of Kokomo's most intriguing characters, Dr. Henry C. Cole lived on this corner with his wife Nary in 1880 when he was elected mayor. Not many have matched Dr. Cole's contributions to Kokomo health, public safety and politics. Mayor Cole . . . Map (db m200432) HM
10Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Elwood Haynes — One of America's Great Inventors
Near West Sycamore Street.
Elwood Haynes rode the crest of industrialization brought on by the gas boom, led the county's recovery when gas ran out and left a legacy of innovation for the entire world. He led the chemistry department at Eastern Normal School (now Ball State . . . Map (db m200427) HM
11Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Elwood Haynes Museum
On South Webster Street south of West Ricketts Street, on the right when traveling south.
Elwood Haynes Museum has been designated an historical landmark by American Society for Metals This site commemorates the achievements of Elwood Haynes who invented cobalt base alloys called "stellite" in the period of 1899 to 1915. From . . . Map (db m198296) HM
12Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Haynes Automobile Company — Industrial Heritage Trail —
On South Union Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Haynes Automobile Company pictured shortly after construction of a spacious new building and an adjoining bridge in 1921. The neighboring railroad tracks allowed for easy shipment of goods needed for the production of "America's First Car." The . . . Map (db m214881) HM
13Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — 34.1966.1 — Haynes’ Horseless Carriage
On U.S. 31 at East Boulevard on U.S. 31.
Here on July 4, 1894, Elwood Haynes made the first test run of an automobile which he designed and built. His car reached a speed of about seven miles per hour over a six mile course on the Pumpkinvine Pike.Map (db m1455) HM
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14Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Howard County Courthouse
On North Buckeye Street north of West Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling north.
Howard County's original Second Empire style courthouse was built in 1868 and once stood at this location. An unfortunate and devastating fire led to its demolition in 1927, scattering county offices throughout downtown Kokomo. As a result, . . . Map (db m200491) HM
15Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Howard County Veterans Memorial — Dedicated September 17, 2000
On South Goyer Road, on the right when traveling north.
"We're Finally O.K." We went there when we were young, But died before our work was done. With friends we tried to rid the land, Of tyranny and oppression to let freedom stand. But our time was up so we passed the baton, To those behind us to carry . . . Map (db m200650) WM
16Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — In Commemoration of Elwood Haynes — Of Kokomo Indiana
On East Boulevard at South Goyer Road, on the right when traveling west on East Boulevard.
The inventor, designer, and builder of America's first mechanically successful automobile, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Ninety Three. This tablet marks the road and starting place where Elwood Haynes, on July 4, 1894 seated in America's first . . . Map (db m200649) HM
17Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Indiana University Kokomo
On Washington, on the right when traveling north.
Side A Indiana University established the Kokomo Extension Center in 1945 in response to demand for classes in the area. The center grew with the enrollment of WWII and Korean War veterans under the G.I. Bill. The School held classes at the . . . Map (db m198958) HM
18Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Indiana Women's Legacy Memorial
On West Walnut Street at North Main Street, on the left when traveling east on West Walnut Street.
This memorial is dedicated to Hoosier Daughters for their time in service to our state and nation during war and peace. May their deeds not be forgotten.Map (db m200545) WM
19Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Jesse Henderson
Near South 300 East.
Jesse Henderson was a land owner in Howard County as early as the 1840's before Jackson Morrow was born. In 1873, 16 years after Jesse's death, Jackson Morrow and Mary Henderson were married. At that time Mary was about 22 years of age. It is . . . Map (db m200753)
20Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Kokomo Gas Tower — Industrial Heritage Trail —
On East Boulevard at South Home Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Boulevard.
The site for the Kokomo Gas Tower was cleared in 1954 and completed in 1955. The structure had a surface area of 600,000 square feet and was painted three times, requiring 2,000 gallons of paint. The 387 foot high tower was not only used to hold 12 . . . Map (db m214904) HM
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21Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Kokomo Opalescent Glass — Industrial Heritage Trail —
On Industrial Heritage Trail at East State Street, on the right when traveling south on Industrial Heritage Trail.
Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, at 1310 Market Street, is an early natural gas boom business. Established in 1888, it is the oldest producer in the country of colored glass for residential, commercial and industrial uses. Workers carry ladles of . . . Map (db m166458) HM
22Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Kokomo Strong
On East Hoffer Street east of Waugh Court, on the right when traveling east.
On Sunday, November 17th 2013, two tornadoes left a path of destruction through the City of Kokomo. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed along a path that included the Maple Crest area; the Bell and Poplar Street . . . Map (db m200598) HM
23Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — L.E.&W. Railroad Depot
On West Jackson Street at North Buckeye Street, on the right when traveling west on West Jackson Street.
The Lake Erie and Western Railroad Depot Historic District is an important visual reminder of Kokomo's once bustling railroad industry. Focused on the only remaining train depot in the city of Kokomo, the district also includes one block of . . . Map (db m202029) HM
24Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Manetoowa
On East Sycamore Street at North Apperson Way, on the right when traveling west on East Sycamore Street.
The bronze sculpture of a Miami Native American maiden was dedicated Jan. 22, 2009. The sculpture was named Manetoowa, which is “spirit” in Miami language. Brian Buchanan, chief of the Miami Nation, and other members of the Miami Nation . . . Map (db m166448) HM
25Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Memorial Gymnasium
On South Apperson Way south of East Superior Street, on the right when traveling north.
Kokomo Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated on October 20, 1949 to honor the Kokomo men and women who served in World War II. The Kokomo High School class yearbook (Sargasso, 1950) referred to it as a "symbol of those principals which so many of our . . . Map (db m200590) HM
26Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Memorial To The Patriots of 1776
On South Washington Street (Indiana Route 22) at West Superior Street, on the right when traveling south on South Washington Street.
Both civil and military, who gave us our country, our flag and our Constitution; to those of 1812, the Mexican, the Civil, the Spanish American and World War; and to all loyal citizens, who have aided the United States by defending and promoting the . . . Map (db m200549) WM
27Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Old Ben
Near Defenbaugh Street.
Old Ben the bull was not a bull at all. He was a steer. At birth he was acclaimed the largest calf in the world and was an object of wonder. Born in Miami CO., IND., in Jan. of 1902, he was raised by Mike and John Murphy. His sire was registered . . . Map (db m200744)
28Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Seiberling Mansion
On West Sycamore Street (Indiana Route 22) west of North Phillips Street, on the left when traveling east.
Seiberling Mansion was built in 1890 for Monroe Seiberling, a well-known Kokomo natural gas boom industrialist. His elaborate Neo-Jacobean, Romanesque Revival mansion took three years to build, costing $50,000. George Kingston, inventor of the . . . Map (db m141064) HM
29Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Seiberling Mansion
Near West Sycamore Street (Indiana Route 22) just west of Kingston Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Seiberling Mansion served as Indiana University's Kokomo Extension Center from 1947 to 1965, until the campus moved to Washington Street. IU President Herman B. Wells envisioned building higher education capacity in north-central Indiana to . . . Map (db m212944) HM
30Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — The Charters Of Freedom
On North Main Street north of West Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling south.
The original Charters of Freedom are on display in The Rotunda at the National Archives in Washington D.C. The Declaration of Independence was adopted July 4 1776. The United States Constitution was adopted September 17, . . . Map (db m200548) HM
31Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — The Grand Army of the Republic
On North Main Street north of West Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated to the memory of our fathers The Grand Army of the Republic by Ind. Dept. Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861—1865 June 1938Map (db m200746) WM
32Indiana, Howard County, Kokomo — Vermont Bridge — 1875
On Old Ben Drive at Country Club Drive, on the right when traveling west on Old Ben Drive.
Removed to Highland Park 1957 by Howard County Historical SocietyMap (db m161456) HM
33Indiana, Howard County, Russiaville — Deputy Carl Koontz
On East Main Street (Indiana Route 26) at South Union Street (County Road 750), on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
On March 20, 2016, Howard County Sheriff Deputy Carl Koontz gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community. While serving an early morning search warrant in Russiaville, Indiana, the suspect opened fire on several officers. As a result, Deputy . . . Map (db m200751) HM
 
 
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Mar. 29, 2023