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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bartholomew County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Bartholomew County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bartholomew County, IN (17) Brown County, IN (10) Decatur County, IN (22) Jackson County, IN (17) Jennings County, IN (12) Johnson County, IN (46) Shelby County, IN (8)  BartholomewCounty(17) Bartholomew County (17)  BrownCounty(10) Brown County (10)  DecaturCounty(22) Decatur County (22)  JacksonCounty(17) Jackson County (17)  JenningsCounty(12) Jennings County (12)  JohnsonCounty(46) Johnson County (46)  ShelbyCounty(8) Shelby County (8)
Columbus is the county seat for Bartholomew County
Adjacent to Bartholomew County, Indiana
      Brown County (10)  
      Decatur County (22)  
      Jackson County (17)  
      Jennings County (12)  
      Johnson County (46)  
      Shelby County (8)  
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1 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — 03.2007.2 — Atterbury Army Air Field
(Front Side) Construction begun summer 1942 under Captain Stratton O. Hammon, who used broad authority over laborers, suppliers, and railroad; base in use February 1943. More than 1,000 workers employed during construction. Base was over . . . Map (db m63819) HM
2 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — 03.2000.1 — Bartholomew County Courthouse
County formed by Indiana General Assembly 1821. Thirty acres of land were purchased, and John Tipton donated thirty acres, for county seat. State commissioners named county seat Tiptona — after Tipton; local elected commissioners renamed it . . . Map (db m48105) HM
3 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Bartholomew County Revolutionary War Honor Roll
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Bartholomew County 1776 ——— 1976 (Row One) - - William Campbell • John Carney • Joseph Carter • Arthur Chenoweth, Jr. • Thomas Cook • Richard H. Crittenden • Benjamin Ensley • . . . Map (db m48339) HM
4 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial
(( Walk - Way Stones )) Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Dedicated May 30, 1997 The Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans is a tribute to those living and dead who answered the Nations Call in the conflicts of . . . Map (db m48474) WM
5 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Bartholomew County Vietnam War Memorial
( Left Side ) - -( Seals )- - Branches of the United States Military ( Right Side ) They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old Age will not worry them nor time condemn But at the going down of the sun . . . Map (db m48337) WM
6 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Bartholomew County W.W. I - Veterans Memorial
In Honor of those who served their Country in the World War 1917 — (Seal) — 1918 (American War Mothers) Erected 1929 Bartholomew County War MothersMap (db m48341) HM
7 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Cerealine Manufacturing Company
In late 1800’s railroads and new technology opened national markets to Midwest producers, including Indiana, a leader in corn products. Joseph Gent patented operations and devices to mass-produce flaked corn. Gaff, Gent, & Thomas Co. Began making . . . Map (db m167020) HM
8 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — 03.1988.1 — Lowell Mills
From 1830 to 1880 the community of Lowell Mills thrived here along Driftwood River. There were two grist mills, a cooperage, a shoemaker's shop, a distillery, a saw mill, a woolen mill, an inn and general store. When the mills closed, the town was . . . Map (db m63794) HM
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9 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — 03.2007.1 — Orinoco Furniture Company
(Front Side) Incorporated and its factory built here 1890. Reorganized 1891; William H. Lincoln then led the company to great success, stressing quality and artistic merit in fine, high-grade furniture. By 1895, production included . . . Map (db m63818) HM
10 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — 03.1998.2 — Second Baptist Church Reported missing
Congregation was formed in 1879; reorganization in 1882 by the Reverend John R. Miller and a core of determined members. The present building, formerly a theater, was acquired in 1913. This African-American church, like many others, has served its . . . Map (db m63815) HM
11 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — Veterans of All Wars
In Memory of the Veterans of all wars who served in the defense of our Country ———— They gave their Today for our TomorrowMap (db m48379) WM
12 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Columbus — World War I Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial
((The ‘greatest care’ has been given to get each person’s name correct. If any mistakes are found, please contact me so correction can be made. - - Al Wolf.)) Honor Roll ——— Bartholomew County . . . Map (db m48551) WM
13 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Elizabethtown — 03.1999.1 — Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
Mandated by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, construction began in Madison 1836. Completed along this site 1843; Elizabethtown platted 1845 as a result of the railroad. Completed to Indianapolis in 1847. Linked Ohio River and interior of . . . Map (db m63798) HM
14 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Hartsville — Hartsville College
Founded 1847 A.D. by Citizens of Hartsville. It was taken over by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1849 - Opened as a college in 1850 - Burned January 30, 1898 - It was one of the first co-educational colleges in America. . . . Map (db m63807) HM
15 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Hartsville — 03.1995.1 — Hartsville College
Original site of coeducational United Brethren school founded 1850 as Hartsville Academy by public act of Indiana General Assembly. Campus moved four blocks south, circa 1865; destroyed by fire, January 1898. Many graduates became distinguished . . . Map (db m63805) HM
16 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Hartsville — 03.1992.1 — Private Barton W. Mitchell
Mitchell, Co. F, 27th Indiana Volunteers, is buried in Hartsville Baptist Cemetery. He found Confederate General Lee's "Lost" Special Orders No. 191 near Frederick, MD, September 13, 1862. Union General McClellan then engaged Lee at the Battle . . . Map (db m63806) HM
17 Indiana, Bartholomew County, Hope — Jonathan Moore, Revolutionary War SoldierBorn 1754 · Died 1853
Served throughout the entire Revolutionary War, including five years as a member of the most prestigious corps of the American Revolution – General George Washington’s Life Guard. He now sleeps in peace in Sharon Cemetery.Map (db m167019) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023