This small house is believed to be one of Kokomo's oldest homes. When it was built in the early 1850s, it was a tiny, one-room shack placed on a foundation of loose stones. This area was the northern outskirts of Kokomo, a small town with a . . . — — Map (db m200430) HM
The Apperson Farm, where the Apperson brothers grew up, was just one mile west of Center. Elmer was the older brother and he served his apprenticeship in Kokomo at the Star Machine Works. Then he opened the Riverside Machine Works close to . . . — — Map (db m200596) HM
Elmer and Edgar Apperson founded the Apperson Brothers Automobile
Company in Kokomo in 1902. The company designed and built several
successful automobile models. However, its most popular was a luxury car
built for speed - the Apperson Jack . . . — — Map (db m214894) HM
Few facts are known about “Chief” Kokomo. Even his name is variously translated as Black Walnut, She Bear, The Diver or Old Woman. David Foster is said to have called him “the orneriest old Indian I ever knew.” This 1962 . . . — — Map (db m166536) HM
Crown Point Cemetery, established in 1867 by Kokomo City Council, covers 65 acres with nearly 30,000 graves. The first burial was in 1868, and Pioneer Cemetery was relocated here in the 1870s. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was built in 1886, and . . . — — Map (db m200749)
In the early 1840s, trader David Foster brought his wife Elizabeth and their children to the banks of the Wildcat Creek. Subsequently, he donated 40 acres for a county seat which he built a doublewide log cabin as a trading post and his family home. . . . — — Map (db m200727) HM
Delco Radio Plant
Employees leaving the Delco Radio Plant in 1940, located on Home Avenue. Delco Radio Division began manufacturing operations in Kokomo in this plant formerly owned by Crosley Manufacturing Company and produced the first . . . — — Map (db m214910) HM
Named after statesmen and former slave, Frederick Douglass, this school opened in 1920.
That year the Kokomo School Board recommended that all African-American students in first through seventh grades enroll only at Douglass.
With no . . . — — Map (db m205336) HM
One of Kokomo's most intriguing characters, Dr. Henry C. Cole lived on this corner with his wife Nary in 1880 when he was elected mayor. Not many have matched Dr. Cole's contributions to Kokomo health, public safety and politics. Mayor Cole . . . — — Map (db m200432) HM
Elwood Haynes rode the crest of industrialization brought on by the gas boom, led the county's recovery when gas ran out and left a legacy of innovation for the entire world. He led the chemistry department at Eastern Normal School (now Ball State . . . — — Map (db m200427) HM
Elwood Haynes Museum has been designated an historical landmark by American Society for Metals
This site commemorates the achievements of Elwood Haynes who invented cobalt base alloys called "stellite" in the period of 1899 to 1915. From . . . — — Map (db m198296) HM
The Haynes Automobile Company pictured shortly after construction of a spacious new building and an adjoining bridge in 1921. The neighboring railroad tracks allowed for easy shipment of goods needed for the production of "America's First Car." The . . . — — Map (db m214881) HM
Here on July 4, 1894, Elwood Haynes made the first test run of an automobile which he designed and built. His car reached a speed of about seven miles per hour over a six mile course on the Pumpkinvine Pike. — — Map (db m1455) HM
Howard County's original Second Empire style courthouse was built in 1868 and once stood at this location. An unfortunate and devastating fire led to its demolition in 1927, scattering county offices throughout downtown Kokomo. As a result, . . . — — Map (db m200491) HM
"We're Finally O.K." We went there when we were young, But died before our work was done. With friends we tried to rid the land, Of tyranny and oppression to let freedom stand. But our time was up so we passed the baton, To those behind us to carry . . . — — Map (db m200650) WM
The inventor, designer, and builder of America's first mechanically successful automobile, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Ninety Three. This tablet marks the road and starting place where Elwood Haynes, on July 4, 1894 seated in America's first . . . — — Map (db m200649) HM
Side A Indiana University established the Kokomo Extension Center in 1945 in response to demand for classes in the area. The center grew with the enrollment of WWII and Korean War veterans under the G.I. Bill. The School held classes at the . . . — — Map (db m198958) HM
Jesse Henderson was a land owner in Howard County as early as the 1840's before Jackson Morrow was born. In 1873, 16 years after Jesse's death, Jackson Morrow and Mary Henderson were married. At that time Mary was about 22 years of age. It is . . . — — Map (db m200753)
The site for the Kokomo Gas Tower was cleared in 1954 and completed in 1955. The structure had a surface area of 600,000 square feet and was painted three times, requiring 2,000 gallons of paint. The 387 foot high tower was not only used to hold 12 . . . — — Map (db m214904) HM
Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, at 1310 Market Street, is an early natural gas boom business. Established in 1888, it is the oldest producer in the country of colored glass for residential, commercial and industrial uses. Workers carry ladles of . . . — — Map (db m166458) HM
On Sunday, November 17th 2013, two tornadoes left a path of destruction through the City of Kokomo.
Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed along a path that included the Maple Crest area; the Bell and Poplar Street . . . — — Map (db m200598) HM
The Lake Erie and Western Railroad Depot Historic District is an important visual reminder of Kokomo's once bustling railroad industry. Focused on the only remaining train depot in the city of Kokomo, the district also includes one block of . . . — — Map (db m202029) HM
The bronze sculpture of a Miami Native American maiden was dedicated Jan. 22, 2009. The sculpture was named Manetoowa, which is “spirit” in Miami language. Brian Buchanan, chief of the Miami Nation, and other members of the Miami Nation . . . — — Map (db m166448) HM
Kokomo Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated on October 20, 1949 to honor the Kokomo men and women who served in World War II. The Kokomo High School class yearbook (Sargasso, 1950) referred to it as a "symbol of those principals which so many of our . . . — — Map (db m200590) HM
Both civil and military, who gave us our country, our flag and our Constitution; to those of 1812, the Mexican, the Civil, the Spanish American and World War; and to all loyal citizens, who have aided the United States by defending and promoting the . . . — — Map (db m200549) WM
Old Ben the bull was not a bull at all. He was a steer. At birth he was acclaimed the largest calf in the world and was an object of wonder. Born in Miami CO., IND., in Jan. of 1902, he was raised by Mike and John Murphy. His sire was registered . . . — — Map (db m200744)
Seiberling Mansion was built in 1890 for
Monroe Seiberling, a well-known Kokomo
natural gas boom industrialist. His elaborate
Neo-Jacobean, Romanesque Revival mansion
took three years to build, costing $50,000.
George Kingston, inventor of the . . . — — Map (db m141064) HM
The Seiberling Mansion served as Indiana University's Kokomo Extension Center from 1947 to 1965, until the campus moved to Washington Street. IU President Herman B. Wells envisioned building higher education capacity in north-central Indiana to . . . — — Map (db m212944) HM
The original Charters of Freedom are on display in The Rotunda at the National Archives in Washington D.C.
The Declaration of Independence was adopted July 4 1776.
The United States Constitution was adopted September 17, . . . — — Map (db m200548) HM
On March 20, 2016, Howard County Sheriff Deputy Carl Koontz gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community. While serving an early morning search warrant in Russiaville, Indiana, the suspect opened fire on several officers. As a result, Deputy . . . — — Map (db m200751) HM