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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Floyd County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Floyd 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 Floyd County, IN (67) Clark County, IN (60) Harrison County, IN (96) Washington County, IN (17) Jefferson County, KY (378)  FloydCounty(67) Floyd County (67)  ClarkCounty(60) Clark County (60)  HarrisonCounty(96) Harrison County (96)  WashingtonCounty(17) Washington County (17)  JeffersonCountyKentucky(378) Jefferson County (378)
New Albany is the county seat for Floyd County
Adjacent to Floyd County, Indiana
      Clark County (60)  
      Harrison County (96)  
      Washington County (17)  
      Jefferson County, Kentucky (378)  
 
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1 Indiana, Floyd County, Floyds Knobs — First Catholic Church in Floyd County
The first Catholic Church in Floyd County was erected on this site in 1823.Map (db m206984) HM
2 Indiana, Floyd County, Georgetown — George W. WaltzBicentennial Celebration of Georgetown's Founding Father — 1808 - 2008 —
1807 George W. Waltz/Walts, Anna Brewer Walts & family left Pennsylvania to go west 1808 Recorded 170 acre purchase in Harrison Co. Indiana Territory 1809 Petitioned Congress for U.S. Government intervention of . . . Map (db m96071) HM
3 Indiana, Floyd County, Georgetown — GeorgetownFloyd County
Named for George Walts, from Pennsylvania, who settled here in 1807. The earliest settler was Patrick Henry Shields, a Virginian, who arrived in 1805 and became prominent in early Indiana affairs as statesman and soldier. Here in 1890 was born . . . Map (db m96073) HM
4 Indiana, Floyd County, Georgetown — Patrick ShieldsBicentennial Celebration of First Georgetown Settlers — 1805 - 2005 —
Patrick & Mary Nantz Shields Children James & Henry 1811 Aide to General Wm H Harrison in Tippecanoe Campaign 1816 Delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention and signed the historical document at Corydon's . . . Map (db m96067) HM
5 Indiana, Floyd County, Georgetown — 22.2021.1 — Sherman Minton1890-1965
Justice Sherman Minton was born in Georgetown and attended New Albany High School. After graduating from law school, he served overseas during WWI. In 1934, he was elected to the U.S. Senate as a New Deal Democrat. Nominated by President Roosevelt, . . . Map (db m207055) HM
6 Indiana, Floyd County, Georgetown — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans of Georgetown, IndianaMap (db m96066) WM
7 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — A Beautiful Bridge — Ohio River Scenic Byway — Reported missing
The double-decked Sherman Minton Bridge was constructed to carry interstate I-64 traffic between Kentucky and Indiana. It was the work of the Louisville firm of Hazelet & Erdal, designers of the later John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, which connects . . . Map (db m198414) HM
8 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2004.1 — A Gateway to Freedom
As early as 1821, enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany. Antebellum and Civil War periods brought more fugitives. Many freedom-seekers were aided by other slaves, free blacks, and anti-slavery whites -- . . . Map (db m30841) HM
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9 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1999.1 — Buffalo Trace Route
American Bison, migrating in great herds, created a cluster of paths along the natural topography between Illinois prairies and salt licks in Kentucky. These paths, called the Buffalo Trace, used by Native Americans and became premier travel route . . . Map (db m71282) HM
10 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Calumet Club
The Calumet Club, pronounced Cal-u-may, (1911-1932) was New Albany's pioneer organization promoting a broad athletic, civic and social program. It was completely independent of any other group. The Indian long pipe smoked in peace, hospitality and . . . Map (db m206978) HM
11 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2007.3 — Cardinal Joseph E. Ritter
Born in New Albany 1892. Was ordained 1917 after graduation from St. Meinrad College and Seminary and assigned to his first parish in Indianapolis. He advanced in the church, becoming Bishop of Indianapolis 1934 and first Archbishop of new . . . Map (db m209410) HM
12 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Carnegie's Lasting Gifts
Andrew Carnegie rose from humble beginnings in Scotland to become one of America’s most famous philanthropists. From his first job at 13 in a cotton mill to his position as head of The Carnegie Steel Company, Carnegie remembered his path to . . . Map (db m46793) HM
13 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — City-County Building
Built in 1961, the first under the new Indiana Building Authority Act.Map (db m207046) HM
14 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1992.3 — Clark's Grant
Grant Line Road marks the western boundary of the 150,000 acres of land granted in 1781 by Virginia to General George Rogers Clark and his officers and soldiers who fought to reduce the British presence in Illinois Country during the Revolutionary . . . Map (db m206983) HM
15 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1996.2 — Culbertson Mansion
French Second Empire Style structure. Construction began 1867 for William Stewart Culbertson (1814-1892), leading industrialist, financier, and philanthropist in New Albany area. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1974; accepted as . . . Map (db m180500) HM
16 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2003.1 — Culbertson Widows' Home
[side 1] William S. Culbertson, wealthy merchant, opened home November 18, 1873 to provide food, clothing, and shelter for town's destitute widows. Home had gas lighting, upstairs water closet, and up-to-date kitchen. Residents' lives were . . . Map (db m180503) HM
17 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2005.1 — Division Street School
Side 'One' Because of the growing number of African-American school-age children, the New Albany School Board authorized a new elementary school for them June 1884. It opened here 1885. An 1869 Indiana law had mandated education of colored . . . Map (db m46620) HM
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18 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2005.2 — Fairview Cemetery
New Albany's second city cemetery, Northern Burial Ground, was officially created July 30, 1841 when D. W. and Margaret Wilson sold land to the city. The first burial took place the following day. In 1864 and 1875, the city made additions and . . . Map (db m206991) HM
19 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — First Catholic Church in New Albany
On this site a small frame building served as the first Catholic church in New Albany – Holy Trinity – founded in 1836 by Rev. Louis F. Neyron under Bishop Brute. In 1852 a large brick church was erected on the southeast corner of Market Street – . . . Map (db m207012) HM
20 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — First Successful Manufacture of Plate Glass in America
South of this point, along the Ohio River, was located the Star Glass Company where John B. Ford produced the first successful American-made plate glass in 1870. The first glass sheets made were installed in a store window at 318 Pearl S., New . . . Map (db m207005) HM
21 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial
. . . Map (db m46942) WM
22 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial
(( Left Panel )) Honor To our Civil War Veterans ( - - Art Work - - ) (( Center Panel )) In honored memory of Floyd County men who gave their lives for our Country Dedicated by Hobart Beach Post . . . Map (db m47025) WM
23 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll
In honored memory of Floyd County Servicemen who sacrificed their lives for World Peace SGT. Christopher K. Hilgert U.S. Army • Aug. 8, 1993 • Somalia SGT. Steven P. Mennemeyer US. Army • Aug. 8, 2006 • Iraq . . . Map (db m46943) WM
24 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Floyd County World War I Memorial1914-1919
To the memory of the men of Floyd County, Indiana who departed this life while in the service of their country during the Great World War. Henry W. Richardson Jr. • Robert J. Thomas • Charles H. McDaniel • Joseph Trueman • John Victor Reilly • . . . Map (db m194159) WM
25 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Floyd County's Bicentennial Bison
Celebrating 200 years of Floyd County through the works of local students Sherman Minton Birthplace and Bridge Painted by students at Grant Line Elementary School Designed by Felice Pierce Steamboats and Shipyards Painted by students at Green . . . Map (db m242067) HM
26 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Founding of New Albany
As early as 1808, the area we know as New Albany was considered a good location for a settlement near the Ohio River and The Falls of The Ohio. The original 826 ½ acre tract of land — part of Clark’s grant — was between the Grant line and the foot . . . Map (db m194347) HM
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27 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Hedden's Grove Historic District
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m206975) HM
28 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Hedden's Grove Historic District
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m206977) HM
29 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Honoring Our Heroes
An act of Congress in 1862 established fourteen national cemeteries for the interment of casualties from the Civil War. The first National Cemetery was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The New Albany National Cemetery was one of the first seven . . . Map (db m68540) HM WM
30 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Horseshoe Foundation Gazebo
The roof of this gazebo was built in 1915 to replace the spire from the bell tower of the church after it was destroyed by lightning. After 101 years, it was removed to be replaced with a replica of the original spire. Its intact removal by the . . . Map (db m207041) HM
31 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2021.1 — Indiana University Southeast
As part of a system of extension centers across the state, Indiana University established the Falls City Area Center in Jeffersonville in 1941 to offer IU classes locally. With the expansion of the WWII defense industry along the Ohio River, the . . . Map (db m206979) HM
32 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Isaac P. Smith House
Isaac P. Smith, early contractor and master builder, obtained the land from the original Scribner grant, and built the home for his family who retained ownership throughout the years. The original iron fence was donated to the scrap drive during . . . Map (db m207015) HM
33 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd CountyFloyd County
In honored memory of Floyd County men who gave their lives for our country 1950 ---- The Korean Conflict ---- 1955 (Row One) - Edward C. Andres • John H. Berryman • William S. Blasdel • Marvin L. Davis • George E. Franklin • Hugh . . . Map (db m46961) WM
34 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2011.1 — Lucy Higgs Nichols
Lucy, born a slave April 10, 1838, was owned by the Higgs family that by 1850 lived near Bolivar, Tennessee. She gained her freedom in 1862 by escaping to the 23rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers camped nearby. She worked as a nurse for the soldiers . . . Map (db m46622) HM
35 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Mansions of New Albany
When Joel, Abner and Nathaniel Scribner settled strategically below the Falls of the Ohio, they named New Albany for Albany, New York. The town became the county seat, and was a hub of steamboat activity. Mary industries thrived, including machine . . . Map (db m207008) HM
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36 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Market House
Site of farmer's market before 1826. First stalls in market house were sold at public auction October 25th, 1826. Also used as community center, last market house torn down March, 1937.Map (db m207042) HM
37 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Memories of Division
Enslaved blacks seeking freedom crossed the Ohio River from Louisville to New Albany almost from the founding of the Indiana town. The Indiana Constitution of 1816 prohibited slavery. Because of the large number of blacks crossing the river, the . . . Map (db m46766) HM
38 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1992.1 — Michael C. Kerr Home
Built 1864 for Kerr (1827-1876), an attorney. Served five terms in the United States House of Representatives, 1865-1873 and 1875-1876. Elected Speaker of the House in 1875, the third Hoosier to serve in that capacity.Map (db m207004) HM
39 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2012.1 — Mob Violence, 1862
[side 1] In summer 1862, national newspapers reported violence against blacks in Toledo, Cincinnati, Chicago, and New Albany, where on July 21, a fight between black and white men sparked two days of attacks by white mobs on blacks and their . . . Map (db m180404) HM
40 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1991.1 — New Albany
Founded 1813 along Ohio River by Joel, Nathaniel, and Abner Scribner. During 1840s and 1850s, New Albany was largest city and leading commercial and industrial center in Indiana. Industries included shipbuilding; glass and ironworks; hosiery, . . . Map (db m207048) HM
41 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1992.2 — New Albany
Founded 1813 along Ohio River by Joel, Nathaniel, and Abner Scribner. During 1840s and 1850s, New Albany was largest city and leading commercial and industrial center in Indiana. Industries included shipbuilding; glass and ironworks; hosiery, . . . Map (db m180492) HM
42 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2007.2 — New Albany and Salem Railroad (The Monon)
Railroad organized 1847, after years of legislation to provide transportation to move goods and people to and from the state's interior. Completed to Michigan City 1854 when last rail was laid in Putnam County. New Albany's economy expanded with the . . . Map (db m206987) HM
43 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2004.2 — New Albany Downtown Historic District
[side 1] New Albany lots were advertised for sale 1813. It was designated county seat 1819, incorporated as town 1836, then as city 1839. Area within the district was part of early plat of New Albany. District boundaries are roughly West 1st . . . Map (db m180493) HM
44 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — New Albany National Cemetery
This National Cemetery is one of the original 7 established in 1862 by Congress. 5.46 acres were purchased from Dr. Charles Bowman Dec. 1862 for burial of Union and Confederate casualties. There are over 5,000 interments from 7 conflicts. Civil War, . . . Map (db m26409) HM
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45 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — New Albany National Cemetery
"Falls of the Ohio" in the Civil War The towns of Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana are located near the falls of the Ohio River across from Louisville, Kentucky. This location made them critical to the Union war effort. Jeffersonville . . . Map (db m100986) HM WM
46 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2007.1 — New Albany Tornado, 1917
Tornado struck city at approximately 3:30 p.m. March 23, 1917. Moved through north side of town, affecting roughly ninety blocks. Mayor and others formed Citizens Relief Committee. Next morning Red Cross joined forces with Committee; within hours, . . . Map (db m206985) HM
47 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.2005.3 — New Albany's Carnegie Library Reported missing
Side 'One' New Albany School Board organized a public library on May 8, 1884. This library building, supported with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on March 2, 1904 with 11, 125 volumes. Building is Neoclassical style, constructed of brick . . . Map (db m46768) HM
48 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — New Albany's First Bank Building
Built in 1837 this building housed New Albany’s First Bank — a branch of the State Bank of Indiana. Of Greek Revival style, it was built of native limestone quarried from the hills of Floyd County.Map (db m193690) HM
49 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Nunemacher-Hangary HouseArchitecture • Gothic Revival — Built 1853 —
Originally John R. Nunemacher, a contractor, built a “cottage with a basement”; however in 1876 Edward C. Hangary added the unique “New Orleans” façade and the top floor. The wrought iron fence was manufactured in New Albany and extended to 7th . . . Map (db m194195) HM
50 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Old Floyd County Fairground
One of the first fairgrounds in Indiana, it was opened in 1857. The state fair was held here in 1859. A Civil War military post on the ground was named Camp Noble for Indiana's Adj. Gen. Noble. Last fair was held in 1905. In 1906 the site became . . . Map (db m206974) HM
51 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Old New AlbanyFloyd County Indiana
In 1813 John Graham surveyed and platted a town which the Scribner brothers, founders of the town, named New Albany after Albany, New York. Within five years, the new community became the seat of the newly formed Floyd County. Boat building and . . . Map (db m194200) HM
52 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1998.1 — Scribner High School
In 1880, an 1822 school building on this site became Scribner High School for African-American students, under an 1869 Indiana law mandating public education for African-American children and allowing segregated schools. Modern facility completed . . . Map (db m46624) HM
53 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Scribner House1814
The first frame house in New Albany, built by Joel Scribner, one of the city’s founders. Purchased in 1917 from his grand-daughter, Miss Harriet Scribner, by Piankeshaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.Map (db m241983) HM
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54 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Silver Hills Trolley Car Line(1891-1932)
The Silver Hills New Albany Highland Railway was established in 1890. Construction began in early 1891, and the line opened for passenger service on the 4th of May. Patrons boarded the electric cars at a depot located on West Spring and Eighth . . . Map (db m207049) HM
55 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1966.1 — Site of Camp Whitcomb
Five Indiana regiments were formed at this rendezvous point in 1846-1847 for service in the Mexican War. The first 3,000 men departed for active duty under Brigadier-General Joseph Lane during July, 1846.Map (db m206973) HM
56 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — 22.1996.1 — State Bank of Indiana
Second state bank was established in 1834 by General Assembly with ten branch banks; one of the most successful banks at the time in U.S. This Greek Revival Style structure, built 1837, housed New Albany branch, serving Floyd, Harrison, Washington, . . . Map (db m180504) HM
57 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Culbertson House
Built by William S. Culbertson, one of Indiana's pioneer industrialists and cotton merchant. There are 5 houses in New Albany built by Mr. Culbertson for his family, this is the grand mansion and exceptional in every respect. The building was . . . Map (db m207011) HM
58 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Israel HouseArchitecture: Italianate — Built 1830 —
During the 1840-1860 period this hotel and restaurant was the congregating place for men of commerce and industry. In addition to River Captains and their families notable visitors were: Gen. Winfield Scott, Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson, Martin . . . Map (db m194196) HM
59 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Mansion on Main
formerly the M. Fine & Sons shirt factory has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m207001) HM
60 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Mitchell-Meyer House
Originally built for James Mitchell and sold to Simeon K. Wolf in 1896. Three years later Mr. Wolf was elected to Congress. The transfer read, 'purchased the princely colonnaded residence'. In 1904 Dr. Elihu P. Easley purchased the property. Since . . . Map (db m207013) HM
61 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Morrill House
Built by John Crawford, brother of the master builder, and later builder of many fine homes in New Albany. Dr. W.F. Morrill and his wife, a daughter of Mr. Crawford's, lived here till his death at the turn of the century. Notable visitor was Ralph . . . Map (db m207003) HM
62 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Robert E. Lee Built Here
One of the most famous river boats, the Lee was built in 1866 at the riverfront shipyard of Humphrey & Dowerman near this spot. The Lee, racing against the Natchez in 1870, set the river record from New Orleans to St. Louis of 3 days, 18 hours and . . . Map (db m193710) HM
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63 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Sloan-Paris House
Built in 1852 by Dr. John Sloan as a residence and office. Dr. Sloan and family lived here until his death April 10, 1898. Survived by a daughter, Anna, and her husband Admiral George Bicknell. Judge & Mrs. John M. Paris bought the house from Adm. . . . Map (db m207014) HM
64 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — The Town Clock Church
This church was built by the 2nd Presbyterian congregation and in 1889 sold to the 2nd Baptist Church. It is one of the outstanding church buildings in Indiana. The clock was a landmark for river pilots. The organ, a museum piece, was built in . . . Map (db m207038) HM
65 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Western Line of the Clark (Illinois) Grant
This stone marks the western line of the Clark (Illinois) Grant containing 150,000 acres given by the State of Virginia, April, 1784, to General George Rogers Clark, his Officers, and Soldiers as a gratuity for the conquest of the Northwest . . . Map (db m194189) HM
66 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Windsor Hotel1871
New Albany Downtown Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m194197) HM
67 Indiana, Floyd County, New Albany — Woodbine1920
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m207054) HM
 
 
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