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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Madison County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Madison 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 Madison County, IN (67) Delaware County, IN (46) Grant County, IN (125) Hamilton County, IN (65) Hancock County, IN (23) Henry County, IN (38) Tipton County, IN (8)  MadisonCounty(67) Madison County (67)  DelawareCounty(46) Delaware County (46)  GrantCounty(125) Grant County (125)  HamiltonCounty(65) Hamilton County (65)  HancockCounty(23) Hancock County (23)  HenryCounty(38) Henry County (38)  TiptonCounty(8) Tipton County (8)
Anderson is the county seat for Madison County
Adjacent to Madison County, Indiana
      Delaware County (46)  
      Grant County (125)  
      Hamilton County (65)  
      Hancock County (23)  
      Henry County (38)  
      Tipton County (8)  
 
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1 Indiana, Madison County, Alexandria — Alexandria Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served our country in times of peace and war and especially to those who gave their lives in that service The Citizens of Alexandria and Monroe Township Memorial Day 1990Map (db m168954) WM
2 Indiana, Madison County, Alexandria — 48.1967.1 — Indiana’s First Interurban
Charles L. Henry’s Union Traction Company, the first electric rail line specifically designed for interurban service, began operating through here on January 1, 1898. It ran from Alexandria to Anderson. Indiana became the traction center of the . . . Map (db m1185) HM
3 Indiana, Madison County, Alexandria — Micajah Chamness SrFirst Settler in Monroe Twp. — Historical Events Here —
One hundred yards east of this memorial was located the log cabin home of Micajah Chamness Sr First settler in Monroe Twp. Historic events here First log cabin built 1821 Christian Church organized 1831 Monroe . . . Map (db m141624) HM
4 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — "Pioneer Rock"Dedicated to God
Near this spot in 1905 Enoch and Noah Byrum, A.J. Byers and J.B. Martin, leaders of the Church of God and officers of the Gospel Trumpet Company in Moundsville, West Virginia, knelt to dedicate this 40 acre tract as their new headquarters. After . . . Map (db m168903) HM
5 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m231410) HM
6 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson High School World War I Monument
To the memory of those members of the Anderson High School who were engaged in the world’s conflict for freedom. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his country. “Doc,” Davis · Dr. George . . . Map (db m168951) WM
7 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson Speedway
Originally named Sun Valley Speedway, Joe Helpling built this track in 1947 and was first raced on July 2, 1948. Since, some of racing's best have run here, including, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Tony Stewart, and multiple . . . Map (db m231411) HM
8 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson's First Gas WellJohn Porter – Driller Reported missing
Near this site, on land donated by John Hickey, the discovery of natural gas on March 31, 1887 ushered Anderson into the Gas Boom Era. A well 847 feet deep gushed forth the plentiful fuel that changed an ordinary town into a center of industry, . . . Map (db m231409) HM
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9 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Bob Carey
1932 National Racing Champion, Bob Carey, was born in Anderson on September 28, 1904. While working at Robert Roof's race shop here in town, young Carey developed a passion for speed and competition, and pleaded for an opportunity to drive. Once . . . Map (db m168898) HM
10 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — 76000029 — Historic West Eighth Street
This shaded boulevard, once named Anderson Street, remains a legacy of this city's Gas Boom Era. Bound by German St. (now 7th) on the North and Washington St (now 9th) Southward, the homes of this District attest to the people and events that have . . . Map (db m1163) HM
11 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — 76000028 — Madison County Historic Home
The home is located on Lot 3 of the original plat presented by President Monroe in 1823 as Andersontown by William Conner, son-in-law of Chief Kikthawenund (Chief Anderson). Here Captain John Berry built a log cabin. In 1865 Alfred Makepeace erected . . . Map (db m233) HM
12 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Madison County Veterans Memorial
In honored memory of those who served our country They gave their today for our tomorrow Veterans, Fraternal and Civic Organizations and the People of Madison County In remembrance of those who served Geo H Hockett . . . Map (db m168950) WM
13 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Madison County Veterans' MemorialViet-Nam Panel 9
( Panel - - W. W. I - “A - Z” ) In memory of Madison County Veterans who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in W. W. I ( Row One ) Carl Abel • Sim Anderson • Henry Auler • Clarence Austin • Forrest Baker • Benjamin . . . Map (db m82425) WM
14 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Old Main
Old Main was constructed in 1905 by workers of the Gospel Trumpet Company to provide housing for their families. Timbers came from the St. Louis World's Fair. Building blocks were made by hand on the site. It became the birthplace of Anderson . . . Map (db m168892) HM
15 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Paramount Theatre
[Top] Paramount Theatre Building built 1929 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Bottom] The Paramount Heritage Foundation wishes to . . . Map (db m231404) HM
16 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Park Place Church Of GodFounded 1906
On this site in November, 1917, workers of the Gospel Trumpet Company, now Warner Press, erected a building to house the First Congregation of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. In 1960, the building was given to Anderson College for use as a . . . Map (db m243549) HM
17 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Public Square
This Public Square was part of Chief Anderson's Delaware Indian Village. In 1827, thirty acres were donated to Madison County by John and Salley Berry to relocate the county seat from Pendleton to Anderson. The remaining acreage was sold by . . . Map (db m232) HM
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18 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — R&R Racing
By the early 20th century automobile racing had captured the imagination of the country. At thousands of county fair dirt tracks young drivers, in home built cars, battled weekly for fame and glory. Robert M. Roof was one such youngster. Roof's . . . Map (db m175556) HM
19 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Ray Harroun
Ray Harroun will be remembered always as the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. But, despite the acclaim that historic victory brought, he considered himself first and foremost, an engineer. He raced simply to prove his ideas practical . . . Map (db m168873) HM
20 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Remy Electric Company
In 1896 Frank & B. Perry Remy assumed use of a 14’ by 20’ shack at the S.W. corner of 12th & Meridian where a workforce of twenty manufactured magnetos and dynamos of Perry’s design for gasoline engines. Incorporated as Remy Electric Co. in 1901, . . . Map (db m168891) HM
21 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Anderson Street RailwayChartered August 19, 1887
At this site Anderson's original street railway line extended northward to the PanHandle Railroad depot located at Main and Fifth Streets. Two mule-drawn street cars, each seating twenty persons; first operated over the 3-mile route on the evening . . . Map (db m40733) HM
22 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Bronnenberg House
German immigrant Frederick Bronnenberg arrived in this area with his wife, Barbara, and several children in 1821. While traveling to Illinois, one of the oxen in their team gave out nearby. The Bronnenbergs decided to make their home here, in . . . Map (db m62127) HM
23 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here
—1827–1977— The pioneer Methodist Church of Anderson began meeting in homes in 1821 and was organized as a congregation in 1827. Their first primitive log church was on the southwest corner of 11th and Delaware Streets. In 1849 a . . . Map (db m231) HM
24 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Great Mound
The outer embankment of this earthwork was constructed about 160 B.C. by the Adena people. Later, the Hopewell people added a small mound containing four human skeletons, cremations, bone awls, pottery shards, projectile points and a platform pipe . . . Map (db m1226) HM
25 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Moravian Mission
In commemoration of The Moravian Mission to the Indians maintained on White River south of this spot 1801- 1806 Erected by Kikthawenund Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1913Map (db m168946) HM
26 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — American Indian Memorial/The Totem Pole/The Lighthouse — Camp Chesterfield —
American Indian Memorial This monument, located on “Inspiration Hill,” is a memorial erected to honor Native Americans. The statue features a life-sized figure of an American Indian atop an eight foot pedestal, palms upturned, face looking . . . Map (db m231390) HM
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27 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Camp Chesterfield1891
has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m231353) HM
28 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Dr. J.E. Hett Art Gallery — Camp Chesterfield —
“One of many imaginative and beautiful structures, the gallery incorporates a graceful fusing of stone, steel and glass. The building was designed by Arthur B. Henning, and encircles an area of 200 by 75 feet, divided into three nearly equally . . . Map (db m231389) HM
29 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Founders Rock — Camp Chesterfield —
In 1936, with the help of a number of strong men and several horses, “Founders Rock” was painstakingly moved from the banks of the White River at the edge of Camp Chesterfield's property to its current location in front of the Administration . . . Map (db m231377) HM
30 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Indiana State Parks: the First 100 Years1916 - 2016
…our parks and preserves are not mere picnicking places. They are rich storehouses of memories and reveries. They are a solace to the aged and an inspiration to the young. Richard Lieber, Founder Indiana State . . . Map (db m163059) HM
31 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Ladies Bazaar/Luther Memorial Cottage and Labyrinth — Camp Chesterfield —
This site was the home of the two story “Ladies Bazaar,” later known as “Luther Memorial Cottage,” and at one time was used as the headquarters for the very active and often controversial “Ladies League.” This labyrinth is now located on the . . . Map (db m231381) HM
32 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Native American Memorial[Mounds State Park]
This memorial stone serves to honor the Indigenous tribes that lived on this land prior to Indiana becoming a state: Miami, Potawatomi, Wea, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Delaware, Chippewa, Ottawa, Wyandot, Seneca and Piankashaw.Map (db m163060) HM
33 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Bronnenberg Family
The Bronnenbergs represent true pioneer spirit and a preservationist ethic. Frederick Brandenburg was born in 1775 in Germany. As a youth he apprenticed as a tanner. Brandenburg immigrated to America as a young man, changing his name to . . . Map (db m163062) HM
34 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Bronnenberg House[Mounds State Park]
Built in the 1840's by Frederick, Jr., second son of Frederick and Barbara, early settlers in Madison County.Map (db m163061) HM
35 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Chapel in the Woods — Camp Chesterfield —
Originally built as the “Lyceum Building” in 1936, this structure remains largely unchanged from its original construction. Today, it is affectionately called “The Chapel in the Woods,” and it is regularly utilized for weekly church and message . . . Map (db m231386) HM
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36 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Circle Mound[Mounds State Park]
The Circle Mound is actually rectangular in shape. The embankment of Circle Mound was completed about A.D. 1, or 250 years after the Great Mound was started. The gateway of Circle Mound opened to the east and the sun rose directly in line . . . Map (db m163063) HM
37 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Garden of Prayer and Sentinel Angel — Camp Chesterfield —
Unique to the state of Indiana, the “Garden of Prayer” is a prime architectural example of a European-style grotto that was established as a site for spiritual meditation and religious devotion. Originally only one room, it was equipped with an . . . Map (db m231385) HM
38 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Mounds Dugout Canoe[Mounds State Park]
Adena canoes were typically made from tulip poplar, a tree known for its straight, unbranching trunk. This replica canoe was made from a red oak trunk. This canoe was constructed by park volunteers using 2000-year-old Adena . . . Map (db m163058) HM
39 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Old Auditorium — Camp Chesterfield —
Over the years, Camp Chesterfield has witnessed the construction of three primary structures in this same location. The original structure (circa 1891), the “Old Auditorium,” was initially a large tent with a raised, wooden platform for message . . . Map (db m231378) HM
40 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Old Wooden Dining Hall — Camp Chesterfield —
The “Old Wooden Dining Hall” was built in 1918, replacing an even older dining hall. This new dining hall had brick ovens built behind the structure to bake fresh bread and was used until the mid-1950s when the current Maxon Cafeteria was . . . Map (db m231387) HM
41 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Sunflower – A Symbol of Spiritualism — Camp Chesterfield —
Since around 1892, the sunflower has been an important symbol of Spiritualism. Throughout Camp Chesterfield, visitors notice how homes and buildings are often decorated with sunflower motifs. This is because of its strong connection to Spiritualism. . . . Map (db m231392) HM
42 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Sunflower Hotel — Camp Chesterfield —
The Sunflower Hotel was built in 1914 to help keep pace with the ever-increasing number of people who needed lodging. The old Lodging House (located where the current Administration Building is) could not accommodate all the guests and . . . Map (db m231393) HM
43 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Toad Stools — Camp Chesterfield —
Camp Chesterfield began as an actual “camp” where visitors would come to have readings and attend message services in the open air. Eventually, the area called the “toad stools” was made to allow mediums to give messages to the many people . . . Map (db m231383) HM
44 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — The Western Hotel — Camp Chesterfield —
Built in 1949, “The Western Hotel” was designed after the typical “roadside inns” of the era. A two and a half story structure, it is an excellent example of American roadside architecture. The concrete foundation supports a concrete block . . . Map (db m231388) HM
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45 Indiana, Madison County, Chesterfield — Trail of Religion — Camp Chesterfield —
In this shady grove, near the center of the grounds, is a semi-circular memorial unique to Camp Chesterfield called the “Trail of Religion.” Dedicated in 1943 to the world's great religious leaders, this religious display features the limestone . . . Map (db m231384) HM
46 Indiana, Madison County, Country Club Heights — Camp Stilwell
At the beginning of the Civil War ground now occupied by Anderson Country Club was the site of Camp Stilwell, a training area for Union soldiers named in honor of Thomas N Stilwell, quartermaster of the 34th Indiana Regiment. The 34th, composed . . . Map (db m231402) HM
47 Indiana, Madison County, Elwood — Wendell L. Willkie
Republican Presidential candidate delivered his acceptance speech at Callaway Park, August 17, 1940. Willkie’s Democrat opponent, Franklin D. Roosevelt, won the 1940 election and later appointed Willkie to Britain as a liaison during World . . . Map (db m243329) HM
48 Indiana, Madison County, Elwood — 48.2001.1 — Wendell Willkie
Here in Callaway Park August 17, 1940, Willkie accepted Republican party presidential nomination after a nationwide grassroots campaign. An estimated crowd of 250,000 was in the park and along adjacent streets. Established campaign headquarters in . . . Map (db m1186) HM
49 Indiana, Madison County, Markleville — Bicentennial1776 – 1976
The original log cabin of John D. Markle 1793 – 1865 was erected on this site in 1833. An early pioneer of Adams Township, Mr. Markle founded the town of Markleville in 1854, and was Postmaster until 1860.Map (db m106449) HM
50 Indiana, Madison County, Markleville — 48.1966.1 — Massacre of Indians
In 1824, nine Indians were murdered by white men near this spot. The men were tried, found guilty and hanged. It was the first execution of white men for killing Indians.Map (db m170002) HM
51 Indiana, Madison County, Orestes — Landmark Oak
Since about 1670 this oak has been a landmark for a Delaware Indian Trail, for the Fort Wayne Trace, for the Village of Orestes, and for God.Map (db m141546) HM
52 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — 48.2013.1 — Abolitionists Mobbed
(Side One) In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were . . . Map (db m69254) HM
53 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Carnegie LibraryTown of Pendleton
Side A Pendleton’s first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares. In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. . . . Map (db m104357) HM
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54 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Cook's Opera HouseTown of Pendleton
With the discovery of natural gas, the turn of the 20th century brought great prosperity to Madison County. It also brought a high level of entertainment. Traveling shows crisscrossed the country via rail, performing in suitable venues. With trains . . . Map (db m231422) HM
55 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Falls ParkTown of Pendleton
Side A After decades as a milling center and stone quarry, the area around the falls was, by 1918, an eyesore. Pendleton hardware store owner and town board member B.F. Phipps felt the area should be more than the town dump. His vision: Clean it . . . Map (db m104360) HM
56 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — HistoryTown of Pendleton
As early as 1818, settlers were drawn to the Fall Creek area near the Falls that were utilized as a source of power and water. On November 10, 1823, Thomas Pendleton platted the Town of Pendleton on land that he owned. It was on this day the . . . Map (db m164180) HM
57 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — 48.2017.1 — Indians Murdered 1824
Side A U.S. took American Indian lands in central Indiana by treaty in 1818. Some Indian villages and camps remained in the area as white settlers rushed to buy land. In the spring of 1824, white men murdered nine Indian men, women and children . . . Map (db m104355) HM
58 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Interurban RailroadTown of Pendleton
First imagined around 1890 and finally realized in 1899, the Anderson-headquartered Union Traction Company built a 370-mile, electric-powered interurban railroad that connected all the cities in the “gas belt” with Indianapolis. There also were 50 . . . Map (db m231428) HM
59 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — National Register of Historic PlacesTown of Pendleton
August 8, 1988, in the dining room of the Grey Goose Inn, five Pendleton women agreed that this day would mark the founding of Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement. The fledging organization was created because Ruth Shawhan Berline, Helen . . . Map (db m231435) HM
60 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Pendleton Town Hall ExplosionTown of Pendleton
Side A The two-story Pendleton Town Hall, fire station and police headquarters stood here. On the night of January 9, 1936, as town board members met on the second floor, some men sat talking on the first. Irvin Taylor, a 50-year-old Pendleton . . . Map (db m104358) HM
61 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Post OfficeTown of Pendleton
Postal records indicate, that the earliest mail delivery was carried by horse back in 1824, this station was known as Madison Court House. Later, with the completion of what is now known as State Road 38 mail delivery was made at . . . Map (db m164186) HM
62 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — The A.B. Taylor House
contributing building to the Pendleton Historic District as listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built c. 1893Map (db m231419) HM
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63 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — The FallsTown of Pendleton
Side A When first discovered, the falls were a natural wonder. In the midst of a dense forest flowed a pristine creek cascading over terraces of magnificent stone. According to legend, Native Americans believed the area around the falls . . . Map (db m104359) HM
64 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — Three White Men Were Hung Here
Three white men were hung here in 1825 for killing Indians.Map (db m220131) HM
65 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — 48.2019.1 — Walter Dorwin Teague / Dean of Industrial Design1883-1960
Walter Dorwin Teague Pioneering industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague grew up in Pendleton. He moved to New York City in 1903 and worked as an illustrator. By 1926, he consulted on industrial design projects. He designed for clients including . . . Map (db m231417) HM
66 Indiana, Madison County, Pendleton — 48.2022.1 — William (Bill) Walker1896-1992
African American actor and activist William Walker was born in Madison County and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1915. He served in the all-Black 92nd Division in WWI. Walker performed on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s and became a . . . Map (db m238555) HM
67 Indiana, Madison County, Summitville — Vinson Cemetery War Memorial
Memorial to our war deadMap (db m168989) WM
 
 
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