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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Delaware County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Delaware 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> Delaware County, IN (46) Blackford County, IN (18) Grant County, IN (120) Henry County, IN (38) Jay County, IN (20) Madison County, IN (66) Randolph County, IN (37)  DelawareCounty(46) Delaware County (46)  BlackfordCounty(18) Blackford County (18)  GrantCounty(120) Grant County (120)  HenryCounty(38) Henry County (38)  JayCounty(20) Jay County (20)  MadisonCounty(66) Madison County (66)  RandolphCounty(37) Randolph County (37)
Muncie is the county seat for Delaware County
Adjacent to Delaware County, Indiana
      Blackford County (18)  
      Grant County (120)  
      Henry County (38)  
      Jay County (20)  
      Madison County (66)  
      Randolph County (37)  
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1 Indiana, Delaware County, Albany — James Grover McDonald1886 - 1964
Diplomat James G. McDonald grew up in Albany and taught history at Indiana University by 1910. Representing the Foreign Policy Association, he met with Nazi officials in 1933, including Adolph Hitler who was quickly rising to power. McDonald . . . Map (db m203649) HM
2 Indiana, Delaware County, Bethel — Job Garner-Jacob W. Miller House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1836Map (db m231196) HM
3 Indiana, Delaware County, Eaton — 18.1981.1 — First Indiana Gas Well
The first significant commercial gas well came in Sept. 15, 1886, near here south of the Mississinewa River and East of the railroad, ushering in the gas boom era. Almeron H. Crannell, a Civil War veteran and later resident of Hartford City, drilled . . . Map (db m63797) HM
4 Indiana, Delaware County, Eaton — Granville
Once promoted by its boosters as an ideal location for the Delaware County seat, this community was officially platted in 1836 by John Gregory, David Shideler and Peter Thomas. It is the successor to Georgeville, platted a short distance up the . . . Map (db m141446) HM
5 Indiana, Delaware County, Eaton — Patriotic Sacrifice Forever Remembered
Dedicated to those who lost their lives in the service of our country and forever honoring the men and women of this community who served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m141433) WM
6 Indiana, Delaware County, Gaston — Don TalleyCitizen Driver
On June 12, 2021, this location was dedicated to Don Talley, Citizen Driver. Don is a decorated veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1994 and began his trucking career while serving in Saudi Arabia. Don is a natural born leader, . . . Map (db m180759) HM
7 Indiana, Delaware County, Gaston — Elizabethtown
Joseph Wilson and Uriah Powers first operated a flour mill and a sawmill around which the village of Elizabethtown grew up in the 1830s. Wilson named the town after his daughter, Elizabeth, and had high hopes for the community as a prospective . . . Map (db m141424) HM
8 Indiana, Delaware County, Gaston — 18.1996.2 — Slickville Tile Works
Site of production mill and three beehive kilns, first fueled by wood and then by natural gas, circa 1883-1910, owned & operated by Manassa Myers, Sr. family. Produced drainage tiles (hollow cylinder-shaped sections) from adjacent clay pit for local . . . Map (db m63796) HM
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9 Indiana, Delaware County, Gaston — Snagtown ~ New CornerGaston — 1855 —
The Barlett, Bryant, Vannata, and Veach families were the first settlers in 1837-1839. In 1840-1850 the McCreery, Woodring and Maynard, Rowlett and Thompson families became property owners. Snagtown ~ New Corner was platted by David L. . . . Map (db m141475) HM
10 Indiana, Delaware County, Middletown, Cross Roads — Crossroads Lutheran ChurchFounded in 1848, Constructed in 1868
This building was originally called Richwoods Church for the dense growth of black walnut and other valuable timber in the area. The founding pastor was Rev. Samuel Sayford, who with his wife Mary, moved from Virginia and ministered on . . . Map (db m231348) HM
11 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 1827[The First School House in Delaware County]
The first school house in Delaware County was erected in a trackless forest one half mile west of this site. “Indian Jim,” the last of the Delaware tribe remaining in this county, a highly respected resident hewed the black walnut logs . . . Map (db m141163) HM
12 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 1983 Stoeckel AwardRiley-Jones Club, Inc. — 315 East Charles Street —
This imposing home was built by businessman, George Riley Jones and his wife, Margaret, in 1901-1903. Alfred Grindle, the architect, designed this Colonial Revival style building. The Jones' enjoyed and occupied this house during their lifetime. . . . Map (db m231344) HM
13 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — American Legion Post No. 19 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to peace that was paid for by the blood and sacrifice of those who served in the armed forces of the United StatesMap (db m222293) WM
14 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 18.2008.1 — Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company Reported missing
Company incorporated in New York 1886 to manufacture glassware (particularly fruit jars). Brothers Edmund, Frank, George, William, and Lucius Ball all were trustees. Company - promised money, land, and free natural gas - came to Muncie; first . . . Map (db m31345) HM
15 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 18.2020.1 — Ball State University
To meet Muncie’s higher education needs, the Ball Brothers gave land, money, and the building here to the state in 1918. Their gift became the Indiana State Normal School Eastern Division and was renamed Ball Teachers College in their honor in 1922. . . . Map (db m231197) HM
16 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Delaware County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Delaware County Veterans for all wars A patriotic sacrifice forever The memories will live forever We will remember them Map (db m141705) WM
17 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 18.2011.1 — Hemingray Glass Company
Side A Founded as Gray & Hemingray in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848. Incorporated 1870 in Covington, Kentucky; company produced glass bottles, jars, oil lamps, light globes, tableware and insulators. After discovery of natural gas in . . . Map (db m65208) HM
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18 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — In Remembrance
In remembrance of the Delaware County Civil War Veterans / POWS of the 9th Cavalry, 121st Regiment — especially to those who lost their lives when the steamboat Sultana exploded, April 27, 1865 on the Mississippi River, 7 miles north of . . . Map (db m141230) HM
19 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m141265) HM WM
20 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial
In memory of our departed Veterans who paid the Supreme Sacrifice for freedom anddemocracyMap (db m141219) WM
21 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Honor and Glory of Veterans of all wars. This sacred soil is restricted to their use.Map (db m141223) WM
22 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Old Indian Trail / Wheeling Pike
Several principal Indian and Pioneer Paths cut across Indiana and Delaware County connecting trading and warrior routes of ancient times. First made by migrating large animals searching for salt, followed by Native Americans for food, trade and . . . Map (db m141410) HM
23 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — 18.1996.1 — Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Structure, circa 1893, is Muncie's oldest standing public school building. Purchased by church congregation, circa 1928. Rallying point in August 1930 when bodies of two African-American men, lynched in Marion, were brought to Muncie for embalmment . . . Map (db m31346) HM
24 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk
This boulder marks the traditional site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk the White River Town of the Muncee Clan of Delaware Indians. It is, also, a memorial to Joshua, a Christian Indian, who was burned by the tribe, March 1806, a martyr to his . . . Map (db m141131) HM
25 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — Uten-Ink“Old Town”
Uten-Ink, site of the Old Town of Muncee Clan of Delaware Indians. Tecumseh and the Prophet lived here in 1805.Map (db m141129) HM
26 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — V.F.W. Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of W.W.I ★ W.W. II ★ Korea and Viet Nam who served their country with honor and all who gave their lives for freedomMap (db m141233) WM
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27 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — W.A. McNaughton Building
The two blocks of granite placed here were salvaged from the W.A. McNaughton Building, which was demolished in 1989. They were design elements of the main entrance on Walnut Street. The building was constructed in 1901 at the south east corner of . . . Map (db m141269) HM
28 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — World War I Memorial
In memory of World War Veterans Map (db m141225) WM
29 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie — World War I War MemorialThe Spirit of the American Doughboy
The Elizabeth Sears Memorial to Deceased Veterans of the World War 1917 - 18Map (db m31347) WM
30 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — 1940's-1970's
The ground floor was modified several times to accommodate new tenants including Schuster Brothers, Men's Town, York Furs, and Murray's Jewelers.Map (db m222316) HM
31 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — 1946
This building was purchased by William F. Freund and renamed the Freund Building. At this time the McNaughton Building (Ball Stores) and the Johnson Building also stood at the corners of Walnut and Charles Streets.Map (db m222315) HM
32 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — 1985
This building was purchased by Steven and Todd Murray, the fourth generation of Murray Jewelers. At this time only the McNaughton Building (Ball Stores) and this building remained at the intersection of Walnut and Charles Streets.Map (db m222317) HM
33 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — 1989407 South Walnut Street
This building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure to the Walnut Street Historic District in 1989. It was designated as a local landmark by Muncie City Council in 1990.Map (db m222318) HM
34 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — 2003
Steven and Todd Murray, Community Development, and the Urban Enterprise Association renovated the exterior of this building back to its original design character and renamed it the Murray Building.Map (db m222319) HM
35 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Arts And Culture DistrictDowntown
Downtown Muncie offers vibrant cultural experiences for all ages. Within a 30 block area major cultural venues anchor a lively district of galleries, performance spaces, restaurants, pubs and taverns featuring live entertainment. Family . . . Map (db m222310) HM
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36 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Boyce Block
This property Boyce Block has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m222323) HM
37 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Gilbert Cabin Site
Goldsmith C. Gilbert, New York trader and miller who came to Delaware County in the early 1820s and operated a trading post on the Mississinewa River, acquired the Hackley Reserve and erected a cabin on this square in which his daughter, Mary Jane, . . . Map (db m222292) HM
38 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Jones Block 1903
Original owners: L.J. and C.C. Jones Architect: Alfred Grindle of Grindle & Cramer Architects Style: Beaux Arts Construction cost: $25,000
The ground floor was occupied entirely by the C.B. Fudge . . . Map (db m222313) HM
39 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Mary Jane Gilbert
This century old doorstep marks the nearby birthplace of Mary Jane Gilbert daughter of Goldsmith C. Gilbert and Mary Bishop Gilbert she was the first female white child born in Hackley Reserves now Muncie Indiana. Born Sept. 18th, 1825 - Died June . . . Map (db m222296) HM
40 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Mattie Coleman
A dwntown original since 1970 & owned Towne BoutiqueMap (db m222320) HM
41 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Muncie Carnegie Library
1986 Althea Stoeckel Award presented to: Muncie Public Library Main Branch Listed on the National Register of Historic Places June 17, 1976 for the interior renovation of the main library 301 E. Jackson Street presented by . . . Map (db m222324) HM
42 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Muncie Urban Design StudioAlthea Stoeckel Award — 1987 —
Presented to the Muncie Urban Design Studio In recognition of its dedication to public education and citizen participation in historic preservation activities as a vital component of Muncie's central city revitalization efforts. MUDS operated . . . Map (db m222312) HM
43 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — Passing of the Buffalo
This statue "The Passing of The Buffalo" was created by Cyrus E. Dallin in 1929. It portrays a Native American Chief in full Regalia with a bow in his hand - his foot resting on the skull of a buffalo contemplating not only the last of the . . . Map (db m222322) HM
44 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Downtown — YWCA
built 1927 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, February 17, 1989Map (db m231343) HM
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45 Indiana, Delaware County, Muncie, Irvington Heights — William Henry Luick Farmhouse
1882 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior June 10, 1994Map (db m231346) HM
46 Indiana, Delaware County, Selma — Smithfield
One of the oldest organized settlements in Delaware County, Smithfield was platted by David Stout and William Duncan March 12, 1830. Its position on White River was considered advantageous as a trading point, and it thrived as such until the first . . . Map (db m141162) HM
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Feb. 28, 2024