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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayette County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Fayette 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> Fayette County, IN (23) Franklin County, IN (75) Henry County, IN (38) Rush County, IN (29) Union County, IN (12) Wayne County, IN (103)  FayetteCounty(23) Fayette County (23)  FranklinCounty(75) Franklin County (75)  HenryCounty(38) Henry County (38)  RushCounty(29) Rush County (29)  UnionCounty(12) Union County (12)  WayneCounty(103) Wayne County (103)
Connersville is the county seat for Fayette County
Adjacent to Fayette County, Indiana
      Franklin County (75)  
      Henry County (38)  
      Rush County (29)  
      Union County (12)  
      Wayne County (103)  
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1 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — "Birthplace of the Blower"Site of Roots Woolen Mill 1845~1875
While attempting to improve their water wheel power efficiency in 1854 Philander H. and Francis M. Roots invented the Roots Rotary Positive Blower Principle, now known throughout the world and still manufactured in Connersville.Map (db m152034) HM
2 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — "Elmhurst"
Erected 1831 by Oliver H. Smith. Later home of Caleb B. Smith, Secretary of Interior under Lincoln and Grand Master of Indiana Masons. Restored 1941 as home for local Masonic bodies.Map (db m44768) HM
3 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Canal House
1841 Built as Headquarters of the Whitewater Valley Canal Co. 1854 Savings Bank of Indiana Home of: Dr. S. W. Vance 1857-1936 Congressman and Mrs. Finly H. Gray 1936-1947 1947 - 1971 V. F. W. Post 571 1971 - . . . Map (db m44760) HM
4 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Clio Fountain
In 1916 during the Indiana Centennial Week, the Clio Club, a women’s organization, presented to the city of Connersville a fountain. The fountain was designed by Lorado Taft of Ohio at the cost of $1,200.00. The Clio Club labored faithfully . . . Map (db m152024) HM
5 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Connersville History Mural
Heineman Corner, Site of John Conner's 1820 Trading Post Canal House - Built 1842 Alligator Drugs - 613 Central Farmers & Merchants - 416 CentralMap (db m222139) HM
6 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Connersville, IndianaHistoric "Firsts" On This Site:
1669 ~ Early "Indian Trail" Connecting Cincinnati to Northern Trading Posts 1812 ~ First Blockhouse 1813 ~ First Public Square 1828 ~ Parker, then Fayette County Seminary 1858 ~ First Public School 1874 ~ First High School Added 1904 ~ . . . Map (db m152029) HM
7 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Fayette County Honor Rolls — War Memorial —
(( Center Panel )) Honoring all who served in the United States Armed Forces Defending Liberty and Justice in All the World Presented by Veterans and Citizens of Fayette County 1986 . . . Map (db m44876) WM
8 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Fayette County, IndianaCity of Connersville
This marker depicts the Fayette County Courthouse as it appeared when built in 1849. Subsequent renovations resulted in its present appearance. The Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Connersville's . . . Map (db m152030) HM
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9 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Grinding Stones
The grinding wheels around Kiddie Land Playground in Roberts Park were originally part of the manufacturing equipment in the Ansted Spring and Axle Company, located on the east side of Columbia Avenue just north of Mount Street. The Ansted . . . Map (db m152023) HM
10 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — History of the Pavilion
Original construction 1903 Reconstructed rock walls and cement floors by W.P.A. 1934. New roof and stone restoration 2006.Map (db m152020) HM
11 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — James E. Roberts Memorial Building
Col. James E. Roberts was an industrial leader and prominent citizen of Fayette County. He moved to Connersville during the Civil War era and entered the retail hardware business. In 1874 he purchased interest in a local furniture factory and for . . . Map (db m152022) HM
12 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — John ConnerBorn 1780 - Died 1826
1801 Licensed to trade with the Indians in pelts. 1808 Established here a fur trading post. 1812 Interpreter and guide for Gen. William Henry Harrison prior to and during The War of 1812. 1813 Founded . . . Map (db m152032) HM
13 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — John ConnerConnersville's Founder
John Conner laid out the town of Connersville on the north side of the west fork of the Whitewater River in March 1813 adjacent to his fur trading post. The original plat was for 62 lots bounded by what are today Central Ave to the west and Water . . . Map (db m152033) HM
14 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Oldest Buisness Building
Built by John Conner in 1815 1815 Conner's Store & Trading Post 1820 Sample's Inn & Post Office 1854 Heineman's Grocery 1954 Heineman's Glass House 2002 Lemen's Glass House AntiquesMap (db m222140) HM
15 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — On This Site John Conner Operated a Two Story Log Indian Trading Post 1808~1815
John Conner (1775~1826) FOUNDER OF CONNERSVILLE, March 4, 1813; Scout and Indian Interpreter for General William Henry Harrison; Treaty maker for the 12 Mile Purchase 1809; Indiana State Senator 1815 - 1822; First Sheriff of Fayette County 1819; . . . Map (db m225342) HM
16 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — State Police Post No 6
Marion K Jemison Connersville Kiwanian Presented this land to the State of Indiana as a gift for the State Police Post No 6.Map (db m152035) HM
17 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — The Longwood Covered Bridge
The Kennedy Family Emmett Loren Kennedy was born July 5, 1848. I 1870, he worked for his father, Archibald M. Kennedy, on the first bridge built by the Kennedy family. Upon completion of this bridge at Dunlapsville, in Union County, Indiana, . . . Map (db m152015) HM
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18 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — The Pavilion: and other park structures
The Great Depression Money was scarce during the depression and everyone looked for ways to stretch their dollars. Roberts Park is an excellent example of how resourceful communities were in that day. The Administration Building, for example, . . . Map (db m152019) HM
19 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — 21.1966.1 — The Whitewater Canal
In 1836 construction began on this fifty-six lock, one hundred one mile canal. Opened from Lawrenceburg to Brookville (1839), it was extended to Laurel and Cincinnati (1843), Connersville (1845), Cambridge City (1846), and Hagerstown (1847).Map (db m44741) HM
20 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Twelve Mile Line
This plaque marks the western border of the twelve mile cession negotiated by Governor William Henry Harrison with the Miami, Potawatomi, and Delawares, Treaty of Fort Wayne, September 30, 1809.Map (db m44770) HM
21 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — Whitewater Valley Arts Association Inc.
Richard & Marilyn Smith donated this building in 2015 as the home of the Whitewater Valley Arts Association Inc.Map (db m222138) HM
22 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville — World's First County Free Fair
Boulder erected by the community of Everion, Ind. June 18, 1935 to commemorate the birth of the worlds first county free fair held in Roberts Park Connersville, Fayette Co., Ind., Sept. 9, 1903.Map (db m152021) HM
23 Indiana, Fayette County, Connersville, Connersville Township — MontyFayette County's Bison-Tennial
Indiana Association of United Ways was the proud sponsor of the statewide Bison-tennial Public Art Project. This legacy project helped celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday by decorating and displaying 5 foot tall fiberglass bison with an end goal . . . Map (db m222135) HM
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Jul. 22, 2024