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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, IN (30) Boone County, IN (18) Clinton County, IN (4) Fountain County, IN (52) Hendricks County, IN (10) Parke County, IN (41) Putnam County, IN (33) Tippecanoe County, IN (56)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  ClintonCounty(4) Clinton County (4)  FountainCounty(52) Fountain County (52)  HendricksCounty(10) Hendricks County (10)  ParkeCounty(41) Parke County (41)  PutnamCounty(33) Putnam County (33)  TippecanoeCounty(56) Tippecanoe County (56)
Crawfordsville is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Indiana
      Boone County (18)  
      Clinton County (4)  
      Fountain County (52)  
      Hendricks County (10)  
      Parke County (41)  
      Putnam County (33)  
      Tippecanoe County (56)  
 
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1Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — All Veterans in War and Peace
Near State Road 32 west of State Road 47, on the left when traveling west.
This monument is erected in appreciation and dedicated to the memory of all Veterans who served our country in War and PeaceMap (db m58388) WM
2Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Cradle of Basketball
On West Main Street west of Washington Street, on the left when traveling west.
Side “A” In 1892 the game of basketball was brought to Crawfordsville from its birthplace in Massachusetts by Rev. Nicholas McCay, General Secretary of the Crawfordsville YMCA that was located on this site in what would . . . Map (db m41945) HM
3Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2009.1 — Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie LibraryFirst Carnegie Library in Indiana
On South Washington Street, on the left when traveling south.
Side one In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women’s clubs during this era, helped organize city’s public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual . . . Map (db m18825) HM
4Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Dorothy Madden Hobson LutherNaturalist and Ornithologist
On State Road 234, on the right when traveling south.
This 11.8 acre tract was the homesite of Dorothy and Frederic. It is a gift to Shades State Park in her memory by the Estate of Frederic Luther. Dorothy Madden Hobson, 1905-1999, a native of Parke County, Indiana, was Chief Naturalist at Turkey . . . Map (db m43705) HM
5Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2020.1 — Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite1831-1892
On South Grant Avenue at West Wabash Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Grant Avenue.
Physician and women's rights leader Dr. Mary Wilhite was born and raised in Montgomery County. She graduated from Penn Medical University in Philadelphia in 1856 and opened a practice in Crawfordsville, making her one of the fist trained female . . . Map (db m177694) HM
6Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Elston Memorial HomeCol. Isaac C. Elston Home
On East Wabash Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Small Upper Brass Plaque - by Front Door: This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. United States Department of Interior. Large Middle - Brass Plaque In Memory of the Soldiers of the . . . Map (db m9396) HM
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7Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Federal Land Office
On East Market Street (U.S. 136) at Water Street, on the left when traveling east on East Market Street.
Public lands from the New Purchase of 1818 were sold from Ambrose Whitlock's cabin located on this site. Whitlock, who platted Crawfordsville in 1823, was receiver for the Federal Land Office until 1829. Williamson Dunn was register for the . . . Map (db m13274) HM
8Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2012.1 — Henry S. Lane
On East Wabash Avenue near South Water Street, on the right when traveling west.
Lane (1811-1881) began political career as a state legislator, 1837. Served in U.S. Congress, 1840-43 and 1861-67. In 1860, as a part of a Republican Party Strategy to win state offices, Lane was elected governor and served two days before Indiana . . . Map (db m199965) HM
9Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Howdy Wilcox
On North Green Street close to East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Howard Samuel “Howdy” Willcox, the winner of the 1919 Indianapolis 500, was born in Crawfordsville on June 24, 1889. Drawn to auto racing, “Howdy” became one of the brightest stars of the dynamic new sport. His intense talent, charismatic charm, . . . Map (db m175826) HM
10Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1962.1 — Lane Place
On East Wabash Ave. at South Water Street, on the left when traveling east on East Wabash Ave.. Reported missing.
Home of Henry S. Lane (1811-81), Congressman, Governor, and Civil War senator. Chairman of the first Republican National Convention, 1856, he was a strong supporter of Lincoln and the Union.Map (db m199964) HM
11Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1963.1 — Major General Lew Wallace1827–1905
On Wallace Avenue at East Pike Street, on the right when traveling north on Wallace Avenue.
As Indiana’s adjutant general he organized the state for war. He saw action at Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Monocacy. Later served as governor of New Mexico Territory and minister to Turkey. Author of Ben Hur.Map (db m992) HM
12Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2000.1 — Montgomery County Rotary Jail
On North Washington Street at U.S. 231 on North Washington Street.
This jail and sheriff’s residence built 1882. First rotary jail built in U. S. constructed to plans based on patented design of William H. Brown and Benjamin F. Haugh of Indianapolis. In use until 1973. Opened as museum and restoration begun 1975. . . . Map (db m46566) HM
13Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
On North Washington Street at East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
(Front Side - in Stone): Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead Mexican War 1846 - 1948 Men Enrolled 98 War for the Union 1861 - 1865 Men Enrolled 2,971 Spanish American War 1898 Men Enrolled 264 (Under . . . Map (db m9394) WM
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14Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Otto Schlemmer Building
On North Green Street at East Market Street, on the left when traveling north on North Green Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of The InteriorMap (db m9125) HM
15Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Saint John's Episcopal Church
On South Green Street, on the left when traveling south.
1837 Indiana's Oldest Episcopal ChurchMap (db m9398) HM
16Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Near Covington Street east of Lafayette Avenue.
This Memorial erected in Memory of the following soldiers who are buried in this Cemetery. The exact location of some are unknown. ——————————— Revolutionary War Thomas Mason • . . . Map (db m13280) WM
17Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Spanish American War MemorialCrawfordsville - Montgomery County Indiana
On Joe Allen Parkway east of Mill Street, on the left when traveling east.
(Left Side - Entry) (Small Stone) April 26, 1898 (Large Stone) Remember the Maine Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898 - - - - - - - (Right Side - Entry) (Small Stone) July 4, 1902 (Large . . . Map (db m18838) WM
18Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1995.1 — Speed Cabin
On North Grant Street.
Site of house reputed to be a stop on the "Underground Railroad." Reconstructed cabin, which was portion of house owned by John Allen Speed, now located on grounds of Lane mansion. Speed, active in abolitionist movement, was Mayor of Crawfordsville, . . . Map (db m3870) HM
19Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — The Elston Homestead
On East Pike Street.
Built in the year 1835 by Major Isaac Compton Elston. A soldier in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. He was then in his thirty-ninth year, a pioneer merchant, banker and financier. Presented to Wabash College by Major Elston's grandson, Isaac . . . Map (db m6427) HM
20Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Veterans of All Wars
Near Oak Hill Road (150 N) west of Old Oak Hill Road.
In Sacred Honor Lest We ForgetMap (db m58162) WM
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21Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church
On South Washington Street at West Wabash Avenue, on the right on South Washington Street.
In 1824, Presbyterians worshipped together for the first time in Montgomery County in an unfinished log cabin. Expressing their religious mission through education, Presbyterians founded Wabash College in 1832 and the county's first free preschool . . . Map (db m9126) HM
22Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Wabash College Students who Served in the Civil War
On South Grant Avenue south of West Wabash Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
~∮ ~∮ ~ ~ Roll of Honor ~ ~∮ ~∮ ( Row One ) ~ ~ ~ Major Generals ~ ~ ~ Lewis Wallace ▫ Edward R. S. Canby ▫ Joseph J. Reynolds ~ ~ ~ Brigadier Generals ~ ~ ~ John C. Black . . . Map (db m57968) WM
23Indiana, Montgomery County, Darlington — 54.1993.1 — Darlington Covered Bridge
On County Road E 500N at County Road N 575E, on the right when traveling east on County Road E 500N. Reported missing.
Local donations helped build this important transportation link. Completed 1868; closed to vehicular traffic, 1976. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1990. Approximately 166 feet long; Howe Truss design; built of oak and poplar with . . . Map (db m69392) HM
24Indiana, Montgomery County, Ladoga — 54.1981.1 — Chief Cornstalk’s Village
On U.S. 231 at County Road 1150 S. on U.S. 231.
Chief Peter Cornstalk's village of Snakefish (Eel River) tribe of Miami Indians was located three miles from here along Cornstalk Creek. Wigwams and Indian burial ground were near the little Harshbarger family cemetery. The Indians lived at peace . . . Map (db m3884) HM
25Indiana, Montgomery County, Linden — Linden Indiana Railroad DepotLinden Railroad Museum
Near North Main Street.
This Property has been Placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m9368) HM
26Indiana, Montgomery County, Waynetown — Old Pioneer Cemetery
On U.S. 136 at State Road 25, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 136.
Estab. Dec. 1829, the Cemetery predates Waynetown (then Middletown) which was estab. July 1830. The last burial was in 1908. William Bratton, the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804 - 1806) to be buried in Indiana, is buried here. . . . Map (db m81731) HM
27Indiana, Montgomery County, Waynetown — Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution
On County Road 400S west of Road 600W, on the right when traveling west.
Private George (Fruts) Fruits of the Pennsylvania Militia served as soldier of the American Revolution. He joined the Militia at an early age and reportedly lived to be past 114. This made him the oldest surviving Veteran of the War. Granting of the . . . Map (db m68780) HM WM
28Indiana, Montgomery County, Waynetown — Potts CemeteryCemetery Heritage
On County Road 500W north of County Road 450N, on the left when traveling north.
Potts Cemetery Established 1810 A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana’s Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Installed 2013 Indiana Historical Bureau and . . . Map (db m68779) HM
29Indiana, Montgomery County, Waynetown — 54-2002-1 — William BrattonLewis and Clark Expedition Member
On U.S. 136 at State Road 25, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 136.
Bratton (1779 - 1841) is buried in this cemetery. With U.S. Army rank of private, he joined Lewis and Clark Expedition's Corps of Discovery near Clarksville, Indiana 1803. Corps explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest. . . . Map (db m3868) HM
30Indiana, Montgomery County, Wingate — Council Grove Minute Men — Horse Thief Detective Association —
On State Road 25 north of County Road 1125 N, on the right when traveling north.
The first horse thief detective association organized in the U.S.A. was founded at this place June 1845 and incorporated February 1848. * * * Incorporators * * * James Meharry, William Cosseboon, Absolom Kirkpatrick, Jesse MeHarry, . . . Map (db m36199) HM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023