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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jay County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Jay 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 Jay County, IN (20) Adams County, IN (29) Blackford County, IN (18) Delaware County, IN (46) Randolph County, IN (37) Wells County, IN (11) Darke County, OH (90) Mercer County, OH (118)  JayCounty(20) Jay County (20)  AdamsCounty(29) Adams County (29)  BlackfordCounty(18) Blackford County (18)  DelawareCounty(46) Delaware County (46)  RandolphCounty(37) Randolph County (37)  WellsCounty(11) Wells County (11)  DarkeCountyOhio(90) Darke County (90)  MercerCounty(118) Mercer County (118)
Portland is the county seat for Jay County
Adjacent to Jay County, Indiana
      Adams County (29)  
      Blackford County (18)  
      Delaware County (46)  
      Randolph County (37)  
      Wells County (11)  
      Darke County, Ohio (90)  
      Mercer County, Ohio (118)  
 
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1 Indiana, Jay County, Balbec — A Station on the Underground Railroad
Tradition says Eliza Harris of Uncle Tom's cabin fame rested here in her flight to CanadaMap (db m45184) HM
2 Indiana, Jay County, Balbec — C.C. Paxson Donated-Cemetery — 1864
John Riley Paxson will leave $500.00 with Peoples State Bank Peanville - Interest to care for cemeteryMap (db m215075) HM
3 Indiana, Jay County, Balbec — 38.1972.1 — West Grove
Early Quaker settlement established 1836; center of Underground Railroad activity. Meeting house erected here, 1840, on land donated by Enos and Margaret Lewis; used by Congregational Friends, by Spiritualist society, as school, community hall; . . . Map (db m214984) HM
4 Indiana, Jay County, Dunkirk — American Legion Post No. 227 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the heroes of our community who bravely fought in the great wars. To those men who gave their lives on land, on sea and in the sky - that mankind might live in freedom. Our Comrades Sleep.Map (db m215079) WM
5 Indiana, Jay County, Dunkirk — Benjamin E. Rubrecht — 1850 - 1922
This memorial erected by the American Flint Class Workers' Union of North America, and Local Union No.107 of Dunkirk, Indiana, to commemorate the life work of their First Secretary Benjamin E. Rubrecht, who remained an active member from the . . . Map (db m215081) HM
6 Indiana, Jay County, Dunkirk — Glass Capital of Indiana
This mural is dedicated to the people of a place originally called Sutton Town, and then Quincy and finally Dunkirk, IN. In giving this historical depiction to our community, it is the many donors' desire to honor our history and celebrate . . . Map (db m215080) HM
7 Indiana, Jay County, Pennville — Old Plank Road
Highway here follows the old Plank Road. Planned about 1850 to extend from Winchester to Bluffton through this point. One and three quarters miles only portion built in county.Map (db m215074) HM
8 Indiana, Jay County, Pennville — Pennville Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of Pennville past, present and futureMap (db m238640) WM
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9 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — American Legion Post No. 211 Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice In Korea Stanley L. Calhoun Jr. • John S. Fields • Henry A. Franks • Cassius E. Johnson • Orval D. Johnston • Dorwin J. Jones • H. Bishop Hamilton • Fredrick W. Hanlin • . . . Map (db m215077) WM
10 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Elwood Haynes
Inventor of Stellite Inventor of Stainless Steel In commemoration of Elwood Haynes the inventor, designer and builder of America's first successful automobile. This tablet marks the lot where originally stood the house . . . Map (db m215069) HM
11 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Elwood Haynes (1857-1925)
Educator - Inventor - Metallurgist - Industrialist - Auto Pioneer • 1857 Born in Portland, IN on October 14, son of Jacob M. Haynes and Hilinda S. Haines Haynes, and attended Portland Community Schools for grades 1-10. • 1881 Graduated . . . Map (db m227617) HM
12 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — First National Bank
First National Bank organized.... 1904 Citizens Bank organized........ 1875 The two banks joined together on December 31, 1988Map (db m215072) HM
13 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Jay County Veterans Honor Roll — Freedom Park —
(( Center Plaque )) In Honor of those Jay County Citizens who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in Defense of Our Country ( Six Seals - U. S. Military Branches ) (( Left Plaques )) ( First Plaque ) * * * . . . Map (db m54895) WM
14 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Jay County W.W. I and W.W. II Honor Roll
Dedicated to Those Who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War I and II Patriotic Sacrifice Forever Remembered Robert Guy Ayers ( American Legion - Crest ) Post 211 Honor Roll ( Row One ) . . . Map (db m54860) HM
15 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Major General John P. C. Shanks
1826 —————— 1901 In Memory of Major General John P. C. Shanks Congressman, Lawyer, Citizen.Map (db m54799) HM
16 Indiana, Jay County, Portland — Wall of Dreams
For years men from all over Indiana and Western Ohio have benefited and lived the dream, every little boy's dream, since their first visit for peanuts and cracker jacks. The Rockets play good old fashion baseball. It may not be New York, or Boston. . . . Map (db m227619) HM
17 Indiana, Jay County, Redkey — Redkey World War II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served in World War II and perpetuating the memory of those who gave their lives. Kenneth R. Beason • John W. Carder • Lewis C. Landauer • Leo W. Landess • Robert C. Norton • . . . Map (db m215078) WM
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18 Indiana, Jay County, Salamonia — In Honor of our Nation's 200 Years
. . . Map (db m215068) HM
19 Indiana, Jay County, Salamonia — Salamonia Memorial
In honor of the men and women who served their country through all wars. Sacred the memory of those who died for liberty justice and peace.Map (db m215067) WM
20 Indiana, Jay County, Salamonia — Salamonia Veterans Memorial
In honor of all veterans of all wars The memories will never dieMap (db m215065) WM
 
 
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Feb. 28, 2024