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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Boone County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Boone 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> Boone County, IN (18) Clinton County, IN (4) Hamilton County, IN (47) Hendricks County, IN (10) Marion County, IN (246) Montgomery County, IN (30)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  ClintonCounty(4) Clinton County (4)  HamiltonCounty(47) Hamilton County (47)  HendricksCounty(10) Hendricks County (10)  MarionCounty(246) Marion County (246)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)
Lebanon is the county seat for Boone County
Adjacent to Boone County, Indiana
      Clinton County (4)  
      Hamilton County (47)  
      Hendricks County (10)  
      Marion County (246)  
      Montgomery County (30)  
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1 Indiana, Boone County, Jamestown — 06.2020.1 — Herman B. Wells
Prominent educator and statesman Herman B. Wells was born in Jamestown, Indiana. During the Great Depression, he directed research for the Indiana Bank Commission, producing state banking reforms. In 1938, Wells was elected President of Indiana . . . Map (db m175678) HM
2 Indiana, Boone County, Jamestown — Jamestown (Indiana) War Memorial
Jamestown War Memorial Dedicated to the memory of all Veterans of all Wars Great is he who lays down his life for his Country in the name of Freedom. Erected by the people in the year of Our Lord . . . Map (db m43762) WM
3 Indiana, Boone County, Lebanon — Abraham Lincoln
Enroute to Washington, D.C., to become 16th President of the U.S., addressed citizens of Lebanon and Boone County from rear of railroad passenger car at this place on the evening of February 11, 1861.Map (db m3811) HM
4 Indiana, Boone County, Lebanon — Boone County (Indiana) Veterans
( Center - Engraved in Stone: ) In Memory of our Boone County Veterans who Bravely Served in Our Wars. Erected by The American Legion Brown - Dolson Post 113 Lebanon, Ind. ( Left Bronze Plaque: ) . . . Map (db m21359) WM
5 Indiana, Boone County, Lebanon — Boone County Veterans Memorial
* * * World War I * * * 1917 —— 1918 Battle Deaths: 53,402 * * * World War II * * * 1941 —— 1945 Battle Deaths: 291,557 * * * Korean War * * * 1950 —— 1953 Battle Deaths: 33,741 . . . Map (db m54898) WM
6 Indiana, Boone County, Lebanon — Revolutionary War MemorialSoldiers Buried in Boone County Indiana
In Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Boone County Indiana Arthur Andrews 1753 - - 1834 John Ferguson 1759 - - 1839 William Gipson 1753 - - 1835 James Hill 1745 - - 1854 Henry Johns 1757 - - 1833 John Leap 1735 - - . . . Map (db m21353) WM
7 Indiana, Boone County, Lebanon — 06.2018.1 — Samuel M. Ralston
A progressive politician and lifelong Democrat, Ralston met the challenges posed by Indiana’s transition to a more urban and industrial state. Born 1857 in Ohio, he opened a law office in 1886 in Lebanon, where he lived until elected governor in . . . Map (db m175673) HM
8 Indiana, Boone County, Mechanicsburg — 06.1985.1 — Boone County REMC
The Boone County REMC built Indiana's first electric cooperative line to the Clark Woody farm 5 miles west of this site with funds borrowed from the Rural Electrification Administration, July 22, 1935.Map (db m27673) HM
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9 Indiana, Boone County, Thorntown — 06.1961.1 — Indian CemeteryEel River Tribe of Miamis
Ka-wi-a-ki-un-gi Village "Place of Thorns" (Thorntown) was center of 64,000 acre Thorntown Indian Reserve. Granted to Eel River Miamis in 1818, ceded to U.S. in 1828.Map (db m21352) HM
10 Indiana, Boone County, Thorntown — Sugar Creek Community
Black southerners established a thriving, free community around Thorntown in Sugar Creek Township by the early 1850s. Most became farmers and some owned property, despite Indiana's constitutional prohibition of black settlement. By 1870, this . . . Map (db m174247) HM
11 Indiana, Boone County, Whitestown — Albert Smith White
Albert S. White, for whom Whitestown is named, was president of the Indianapolis & Lafayette Railroad. White was a United States senator and Representative from Indiana and a leading abolitionist. He was appointed to a select federal commission by . . . Map (db m175788) HM
12 Indiana, Boone County, Whitestown — Big Four Trail
Commemorating the historic Lafayette & Indianapolis Railroad. On May 1st, 1865, at 1:07a.m., the Lincoln Funeral Train passed through Whitestown with mourners lining the tracks in the middle of the night to pay homage to the assassinated 16th U.S. . . . Map (db m175790) HM
13 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana
Abraham Lincoln enroute to Washington as President Elect on February ll, 1861 addressed the Citizens of Zionsville at the Railroad Depot which stood on this site.Map (db m8326) HM
14 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — 06.1966.2 — Michigan Road
With proceeds from the sale of 170,580 acres of Indian land granted by the Federal Government, Indiana built its first north-south road. Surveyed 1829, passable by 1834, "completed" in 1837, its cost was $242,000.00.Map (db m67191) HM
15 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — Original Plat Historical Block No. 8
Site of First Post Office, Lot No. 4, 1853 Postmaster: John W. Vaughn First Dry Goods Store and Grocery Store, Lot No. 4, 1852 Wiley & Vaughn First House erected John Miller’s hous, Lot No. 1, 1852 and Boarding House Zion . . . Map (db m175807) HM
16 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — 06.1962.1 — Patrick H. Sullivan1794 - 1879
Patrick H. Sullivan, 1794-1879, was the first white settler in Boone County, 1823, and built the first log cabin. In 1857, he bought this site and lived here until 1872. He served in the War of 1812.Map (db m67190) HM
17 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — Site of the Old Zionsville Inn
On these grounds stood one of Zionsville’s first and finest hostelries. It was a two story frame structure, erected in Civil War days, and razed in 1938. It served as a rooming house, meeting place, and occasionally as the village social . . . Map (db m175824) HM
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18 Indiana, Boone County, Zionsville — Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852
In the beautiful Eagle Creek valley of southeastern Boone County, a new town was planned on land owned by Elijah and Mary "Polly" Cross. Convinced by Lebanon businessman William Zion, a director of the Lafayette & Indianapolis Railroad, the . . . Map (db m8328) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023