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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wayne County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Wayne 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 Wayne County, IN (49) Fayette County, IN (19) Henry County, IN (20) Randolph County, IN (17) Union County, IN (10) Darke County, OH (83) Preble County, OH (38)  WayneCounty(49) Wayne County (49)  FayetteCounty(19) Fayette County (19)  HenryCounty(20) Henry County (20)  RandolphCounty(17) Randolph County (17)  UnionCounty(10) Union County (10)  DarkeCountyOhio(83) Darke County (83)  PrebleCounty(38) Preble County (38)
Richmond is the county seat for Wayne County
Adjacent to Wayne County, Indiana
      Fayette County (19)  
      Henry County (20)  
      Randolph County (17)  
      Union County (10)  
      Darke County, Ohio (83)  
      Preble County, Ohio (38)  
 
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1Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — 89.1992.2 — Cambridge City
On West Main Street (U.S. 40) at Foote Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
A transportation center, platted 1836 along the Whitewater River, the Cumberland/National Road, and the Whitewater Canal route. Four steam railroads served the town; interurban electric railroad opened 1903. Cambridge City Historic District listed . . . Map (db m63949) HM
2Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — Cambridge City Veterans Memorial
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west.
Dedicated in memory of those who fought to maintain this nation’s freedom Map (db m120306) WM
3Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — Huddleston House1839 1940
On National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling east.
Built by John Huddleston of bricks made on this farm. Located on the old National Road now U.S. Highway 40. The house is typical of the architecture of the period. Pioneers going west in covered wagons found food and shelter here. . . . Map (db m152014) HM
4Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — Indian Boundary LineThe Treaty of Fort Wayne — The Twelve Mile Purchase/ The Ten O’Clock Line —
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Dale Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
Indian Boundary Line marking the Twelve Mile Purchase from the Indians by the Fort Wayne Treaty in 1809 by Gov. William Henry Harrison Placed by the National Old Trails Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m120639) HM
5Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — 89.1963.1 — Iron Brigade Commander
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) at South Gay Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street.
One-quarter mile south of this marker is the home of General Solomon A. Meredith, Iron Brigade Commander at Gettysburg. Born in North Carolina, Meredith was an Indiana political leader and post-war Surveyor-General of Montana Territory.Map (db m4122) HM
6Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — 89.1992.1 — Overbeck House and Studio
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) at South Pearl Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street.
Indiana's first art pottery, a nationally-recognized product of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, was produced 1911–1955 by the Overbeck sisters. Their 1930s Federal Style house, one block south, was listed in National Register of . . . Map (db m265) HM
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7Indiana, Wayne County, Cambridge City — 89.2014.1 — Virginia Claypool Meredith"Queen of American Agriculture"
On National Road (U.S. 40), on the left when traveling west.
As a writer, speaker, stockbreeder, and university professor, Meredith (born 1848) encouraged women to pursue education and careers related to farm life. She inherited Oakland Farm, three blocks south, 1882. Successfully grew business and . . . Map (db m120302) HM
8Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — Early Masonic Hall
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
Webb Lodge No. 24, established in 1823, leased the second floor of this building owned by Israel Abrahams, Centerville merchant, and met alternately here and at Richmond until 1827. Hiram Lodge No. 42 also met here, 1846. erected by the . . . Map (db m139260) HM
9Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — 89.2013.1 — George Washington Julian
On E. Main Street (U.S. 40) at N. Third Street, on the left when traveling east on E. Main Street.
(Side One) A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . Map (db m69282) HM
10Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — Historic National Road / Make History, Drive ItThe Road That Built The Nation
On E. Main Street (U.S. 40) at N. First Street, on the right when traveling west on E. Main Street.
(Side One) Historic National Road The Road That Built The Nation Pike Towns The National Road--along which you now stand—arrived here in Centerville in 1832. Centerville was an early "pike town". Regularly . . . Map (db m69309) HM
11Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — Honor RollWorld War I
On North Morton Avenue at Plum Street, on the right when traveling north on North Morton Avenue.
Honor Roll erected in honor of the men of Center Twp. Wayne Co., Ind. who answered their country’s call to serve for God and humanity in the World War 1917- 1918 by the War Mothers and Citizens of this Twp. (94 names, 1 killed in action, 3 . . . Map (db m139262) WM
12Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — John Scott, 1793 (?)-1838
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
John Scott, 1793 (?)-1838 Pioneer Journalist, Centerville editor and publisher of Indiana Gazetteer dedicated by Indiana East Chapter SPJ, Sigma Delta Chi October 22, 1978Map (db m139136) HM
13Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — Mansion House
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
The Mansion House Historic National Road Tavern Built 1837 Presented to The Wayne County, Indiana, Historical Society January 1967 by Lola C. Beckett who also gave her extensive collection of regional antiquities, gathered with . . . Map (db m139311) HM
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14Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — Old Salisbury Court House
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
Old Salisbury Court House Wayne County’s first seat of justice Built 1811 in Salisbury Reconstructed in 1952 on this site The only original log court house still standing in Old Northwest Territory Marker presented by Weetomp Chapter . . . Map (db m139137) HM
15Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — 89.1962.1 — Oliver P. Morton Home
On West Main Street east of Willow Grove Road, on the left when traveling west.
Residence of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana during the crucial years of the American Civil War, 1861-65. U.S. Senator, 1867-77. Morton was the first native-born governor of Indiana.Map (db m264) HM
16Indiana, Wayne County, Centerville — 89.2018.1 — Wayne County SeminaryOld School Site on the National Road
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Spruce Street, on the left when traveling west on Old National Road.
Side A Non-denominational academies called county seminaries opened across Indiana soon after statehood. Wayne County Seminary opened at present day Spruce and School Streets in 1829 and by 1835 offered elementary to collegiate level classes for . . . Map (db m120296) HM
17Indiana, Wayne County, Dublin — 89.2003.1 — Indiana’s First Woman’s Rights Convention
On Cumberland Street (U.S. 40) west of Davis Street, on the right when traveling west.
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . Map (db m270) HM
18Indiana, Wayne County, Dublin — John Burney's Carriage Shop
On Historic National Road (U.S. 40) at Foundry Street, on the right when traveling east on Historic National Road.
Built approx. 1845 by Henry Jackson. Used as Burney's Carriage Shop 1880-91. Restoration work was started in 1978 by Lee and Cassie Lynch assisted by Icel Burchett.Map (db m152011) HM
19Indiana, Wayne County, East Germantown — 89.1978.1 — East Germantown Civil War Band
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Milton Street, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
Band organized in East Germantown; members enlisted in 1862. Assigned to the Twelfth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Fought with General Ulysses S. Grant. Marched with General William T. Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. Erected in memory of D.W. . . . Map (db m4668) HM
20Indiana, Wayne County, Fountain City — Fountain City Veterans MemorialWillow Grove Cemetery
Near Cross Street (U.S. 27).
In honor of all who served this nation and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend it and the freedom we cherish.Map (db m120386) WM
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21Indiana, Wayne County, Fountain City — Home of Levi Coffin
On Cross Street (U.S. 27) at South Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Cross Street.
1827 1847 This house was called the "Union Depot of the Underground Railroad," and more than 2000 escaped slaves were cared for here. Tablet placed by Wayne Co. Society of IndianapolisMap (db m4482) HM
22Indiana, Wayne County, Fountain City — 89.2002.1 — Levi Coffin
On Cross Street (U.S. 27) at South Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Cross Street.
(Front Side): Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist, lived in Newport (now Fountain City) with his family 1826-1847. Moved from North Carolina because he and his wife, Catharine, opposed slavery. Advocated, and sold in his store, . . . Map (db m4480) HM
23Indiana, Wayne County, Hagerstown — Home Sweet Home
On County Road 750E, 0.4 miles south of County Road 200N, on the right when traveling south.
When you enter the front door, you feel like you are stepping back into 1867 to experience a visit with Milton, Susan, and their three sons, Reuchlin, Lorin, and baby, Wilbur. Susan Wright wanted to settle down and own their own home for the . . . Map (db m152168) HM
24Indiana, Wayne County, Milton — Valley Grove CemeteryValley Grove Church
On Indiana Route 1, on the right when traveling south.
The Valley Grove Cemetery Association was organized Jan. 1, 1876. The original officers were - John Wallace, President     B. F. Beeson, Secretary     John W. Ferguson, Treasurer The Valley Grove Church was completed on this . . . Map (db m120319) HM
25Indiana, Wayne County, Milton — Valley Grove Veterans Memorial
On Indiana Route 1, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated in memory of those who fought to maintain this nations freedomMap (db m120320) WM
26Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — 1968 Downtown Richmond Explosion
On Main Street (U.S. 40) at 5th Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street.
In memory of the forty-one persons who lost their lives in the tragic downtown explosion April 6, 1968 and with everlasting gratitude to those who helped give rebirth to this cityMap (db m21999) HM
27Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — 89.2018.2 — Bishop William Paul QuinnBethel AME Church
On South 6th street at South B Street, on the right when traveling south on South 6th street.
Side A As a traveling missionary and preacher, Quinn helped establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in free and slave states before the Civil War. He influenced the faith, community, and education of thousands of . . . Map (db m120251) HM
28Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — C. Francis Jenkins
On East Main Street just west of North 8th Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m149418) HM
29Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — 89.1963.2 — Camp Wayne
On South 10th Street at Park Place, on the left when traveling south on South 10th Street.
Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here.Map (db m133615) HM
30Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Freedom Fountain
On 5th Street at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south on 5th Street.
Donated and built by The Citizens of Wayne County in grateful appreciation and eternal remembrance of Wayne County Veterans, of all wars, killed in action or declared missing, who have made the supreme sacrifice that freedom . . . Map (db m22002) HM
31Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Historic National RoadThe Road That Built the Nation
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at Industrial Parkway, on the left when traveling west on Old National Road.
Side A An Important Road The National Road is a true American icon, conceived by George Washington, authorized by Thomas Jefferson, and traveled by Abraham Lincoln. In 1806 construction of the National Road was approved by the US . . . Map (db m139348) HM
32Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Historic National RoadThe Road That Built the Nation
On Old National Road (U.S. 40) at 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Old National Road.
Side A Standing Tall Dedicated on October 28, 1928, this Madonna statue is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of women. In 1911 the Daughters of the American Revolution proposed a “model highway” from Washington, DC, to Los . . . Map (db m139349) HM
33Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — 8 — Indiana University EastWhitewater Hall
Near Chester Boulevard (U.S. 27) just north of Locust Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In 1946, Indiana University joined Earlham College to form an extension center in Richmond to meet the region’s educational needs. The center offered the first two years of college credit through evening classes held at the Earlham campus. In . . . Map (db m169254) HM
34Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Korean War Memorial1950 - 1955
On 5th Street at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south on 5th Street.
Dedicated to those who fought to keep South Korea free and to those who maintain the vigilance. Dedicated June 23, 1984Map (db m22003) WM
35Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Madonna of the Trail
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) near North 22th Street, on the left when traveling east.
(Southwest Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days. (Northwest Face) A Nation's Highway! Once a wilderness trail over which hardy pioneers made their perilous way seeking new homes in the dense forests of the . . . Map (db m244) HM
36Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Madonna of the TrailSide Marker
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) at North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street.
The Madonna of the Trail statue, commissioned by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was designed and sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis, Missouri. It symbolizes the courage, faith, and spirit of the pioneer mothers who . . . Map (db m138880) HM
37Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall Home“Lauramoore”
On Williamsburg Pike (U.S. 35) at Richmond Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Williamsburg Pike.
A premier suffragist and advocate of women’s rights, Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall was the women’s editor of the Indiana Farmer and in 1855 became editor and proprietor of the “Lily”, a nationally distributed magazine devoted to the . . . Map (db m138968) HM
38Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Mendenhall-Clay Debate / Confrontation
On N A Street (U.S. 40) at 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on N A Street.
On October First, 1842, in what was then an open tract in this city square. Henry Clay, the leader of the Whig Party, delivered an address to an immense multitude and Hiram Mendenhall, a Quaker abolitionist, presented to him on behalf of the . . . Map (db m138953) HM
39Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Old Camp Wayne1861 1865
On South 9th Street (U.S. 27) at S E Street, on the right when traveling south on South 9th Street.
Upon this hallowed and historic ground was organized and mustered into the volunteer service, for the preservation of the Union, the loyal and patriotic men composing the following regiments: 16th Indiana Vol. Inf. 36th Indiana . . . Map (db m138927) WM
40Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Richmond Police Department Memorial
Near N. 5th Street.
In honor of those who gave their lives for their community Amos Markle, Mar. 13, 1884 George Little, July 8, 1916 Elmer Stephenson, July 8, 1916 John Hennigar, Oct. 21, 1924 Police Officer's Prayer “Lord I ask for courage . . . Map (db m22017) HM
41Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Richmond's Record Roots
On Fort Wayne Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Charles Mosey, president of Mosey Manufacturing, began his notable career by making record dies in 1946.Map (db m22016) HM
42Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Sailor Street
On 8th Street at Sailor Street, on the left when traveling south on 8th Street.
Named for John Sailor, Richmond's first mayor after incorporation in 1840. As taverns required a back entrance on a street, this alley north of Main, from 7th to 11th, was named Sailor Street. This site is where the Starr House, noted hotel . . . Map (db m41478) HM
43Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — The Boundary Line Between Government and Indian Lands
On Old National Road (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling west.
This Tablet Marks the Boundary Line Between Government and Indian Lands fixed by Gen. Anthony Wayne and Twelve Tribes of Indians in the Greenville Treaty 1795 also The Site of Salisbury 1/3 mile south east ---- the first . . . Map (db m120635) HM
44Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — The First Toll Gate
On East Main Street (U.S. 40) near North 22th Street, on the left when traveling east.
This tablet marks the site of the first toll gate in the state of Indiana erected about 1850.Map (db m288) HM
45Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — The Four BouldersBulla- Hoover School — College Hill School —
On Chester Blvd (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north.
The four boulders forming the base of this marker were the corner stones of the Bulla- Hoover school built by the first settlers in 1809, one hundred forty feet east of this spot, on the line between the Hoover and Clawson grants of land. This land . . . Map (db m138708) HM
46Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Thistlethwaite FallsWhitewater Gorge
On Waterfall Road, on the right when traveling east.
On this site in 1854 Timothy Thistlethwaite and his brother-in-law Joseph Ratliff dammed the water of the river with the use of farm teams, placing large boulders at the bottom of an earth and stone fill in the river channel; this changing the . . . Map (db m138711) HM
47Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Vietnam War Memorial1961 - 1975
On 5th Street at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south on 5th Street.
Dedicated to those who served in VietnamMap (db m22008) WM
48Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Wayne Township World War II Memorial
On 5th Street at Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south on 5th Street.
A living memorial dedicated in commemoration of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II from Wayne Township In grateful tribute to all men and women of this area who have or will serve in defense of our country Rededicated by . . . Map (db m22009) WM
49Indiana, Wayne County, Richmond — Whitewater Hall
On Chester Boulevard (U.S. 27).
In 1971, the Trustees of Indiana University, with significant financial assistance from local residents, purchased land for a new campus in Richmond. Breaking ground in 1972, the main building of Indiana University East was dedicated by IU President . . . Map (db m169366) HM
 
 
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Jan. 27, 2023