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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Steuben County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Steuben 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> Steuben County, IN (44) DeKalb County, IN (47) LaGrange County, IN (15) Noble County, IN (19) Branch County, MI (79) Hillsdale County, MI (66) Williams County, OH (92)  SteubenCounty(44) Steuben County (44)  DeKalbCounty(47) DeKalb County (47)  LaGrangeCounty(15) LaGrange County (15)  NobleCounty(19) Noble County (19)  BranchCountyMichigan(79) Branch County (79)  HillsdaleCounty(66) Hillsdale County (66)  WilliamsCountyOhio(92) Williams County (92)
Angola is the county seat for Steuben County
Adjacent to Steuben County, Indiana
      DeKalb County (47)  
      LaGrange County (15)  
      Noble County (19)  
      Branch County, Michigan (79)  
      Hillsdale County, Michigan (66)  
      Williams County, Ohio (92)  
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1 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Angola Commercial Historic District
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 2010Map (db m196532) HM
2 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Baron Von Steuben — 1730-1794
Known as the Drillmaster of the American Revolution Appointed by Gen. George Washington as Inspector General. He drilled and disciplined American troops at Valley Forge 1778. Active officer through Yorktown Campaign, defeating the . . . Map (db m196520) HM
3 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Beginning in Ice: The Lakes of Pokagon
You are looking at the lower basin of Lake James. The lake is the third largest natural lake in Indiana (1,140 acres). With the middle and upper basins of Lake James, and Snow Lake, the park has water on three sides. The 120 lakes of Steuben . . . Map (db m74712) HM
4 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Fox Lake
[Painted over] Welcome to Fox Lake [Painted over] Butternut Point National Register of Historic Places -Established 1928-Map (db m222031) HM
5 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Free Lecture! — Sojouaner Truth
Who has been a slave in the State of New York, and who has been a Lecturer for the last twenty-three years, whose characteristics have been so vividly portrayed by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, as the African Sybil, will deliver a lecture upon the . . . Map (db m196518) HM
6 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Pioneers Of Steuben County — 1836 - 1936
Dedicated to pioneers of Steuben CountyMap (db m196516) HM
7 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Steuben County Civil War Honor Rolls
( East Side - Memorial ) ( Stone Etching ) In loving memory of the women of 1861 to 1865 whose courage and heroism at home were a no less worthy sacrifice upon the alter of Liberty. ( Bronze Plaque ) Steuben County’s Roll of . . . Map (db m54113) WM
8 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Steuben County Court House
Architect: Freeborn Patterson Superintendent of Construction: H. A. Wakefield Construction Contractors: Holmes & Miles . . . Map (db m53930) HM
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9 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Steuben County Jail & Sheriff's Residence
Built in 1877 southwest of original 1837 log jail
Architects: Gibbs & Moser Superintendent of construction: Gibbs Cntractor: Litzenberger & Foller (Ft. Wayne) Cost: $22,000
National RegistryMap (db m196527) HM
10 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Steuben County Millennium Time Capsule — 2000-2050
Each date in history has a significant memory that takes us back to a special time in history. None more than the start of the new millennium - the Year 2000 - in Steuben County. Representatives from many walks of life came together to . . . Map (db m196522) HM
11 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — The 100th Birthday Of Daniel R. Wisel
. . . Map (db m196515) HM
12 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Tri-State College 9-11 Memorial
"We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail!" President George W. Bush September, 2001 God Bless America Land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above. . . . Map (db m196528) WM
13 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Tri-State College Veterans Memorial — Field of Honor
Dedicated August 12, 1950 in commemoration of the men and women of Tri-State College for service to their country in time of war Erected by Board of Trustees of Tri-State College of Angola, Indiana Raymond B. Willis, Chairman • Ray . . . Map (db m196531) WM
14 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola — Welcome to the Potawatomi Inn — The Potawatomi Inn has provided the setting for thousands of memories
The Potawatomi Inn opened for business in 1927, two years after Pokagon State Park was established. The Inn had 40 guest rooms, the dining room and the Lonidaw Lounge. A long open porch, since enclosed, faced Lake James. A night at the Potawatomi . . . Map (db m74713) HM
15 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola, Pleasant Township — Cyrus and Jennie Cline Memorial — National Register of Historic Places
Built in 1891 for Anna Morse Osborn, this home was sold in 1905 to Congressman Cyrus Cline and his wife Jennie. In 1923, their daughter, Carrie, married Dr. Don Cameron (founder of Cameron Hospitals). Carrie bequeathed the home in 1974 to the . . . Map (db m218549) HM
16 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola, Pleasant Township — Fox Lake Resort
Side A Fox Lake Resort, established in the 1920s, offered Black middle-class families from Indiana and nearby states a refuge from Jim Crow discrimination. By 1940, the Fox Lake Property Owners Association formed to meet the . . . Map (db m221710) HM
17 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola, Pleasant Township — Humphreys
Lt. Col. Frank B. Humphreys 1903 - 1917 Captain, Major, M. C. Ind. N.G. 1910 - Organized Med. Det. 3rd Inf. I.N.G. 1916 - Mexican Border Service. 1917 - Major Medical Corps U.S.A. Surgeon 137th F.A. 38th Div. 1918 - Lieut. Colonel . . . Map (db m218550) HM
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18 Indiana, Steuben County, Angola, Pleasant Township — Independent Order Of Odd Fellows
In memory of our deceased members Independent Order Of Odd Fellows Angola Lodge #180 charted November 20, 1856 Developed, owned & operated the "Circle Hill Cemetery" for over 100 yearsMap (db m218554) HM
19 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — Beams Funeral Home Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of our United States Armed Forces God Bless America Map (db m196513) WM
20 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — 76.1976.1 — Fremont Indiana
Settled in 1834 as Willow Prairie. Village of Brockville - Platted in 1837. Post Office and town changed to Fremont in 1848 in honor of John C. Fremont “the Great Pathfinder.” Located on the Vistula Trail, the meeting place for people . . . Map (db m3406) HM
21 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — 76.2000.1 — Indiana's Northern Boundary Line
(Front Side) Indiana admitted by the U.S. Congress as nineteenth state 1816. Enabling Act moved northern boundary ten miles north of southernmost tip of Lake Michigan providing direct access to the lake. Boundary first surveyed 1817 by . . . Map (db m61519) HM
22 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — Michael-Sullins House — 1848
Placed on National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m196512) HM
23 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — Sam and Adeline Ropchan Wildlife Refuge
This 180 acre refuge is established in perpetuity by the Ropchans under the stewardship of Acres, Inc. to be a home and protected area for wild creatures to live and where man can only visit as their guest to peacefully enjoy Dedicated May . . . Map (db m196511) HM
24 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — The Vistula Road
The pioneers traveling from Chicago to Toledo used this road. It was the oldest path of travel in the Central West - first used by Indians - then French traders, missionaries and the military. Established by an act of Indiana legislature in 1833, . . . Map (db m62027) HM
25 Indiana, Steuben County, Fremont — Veterans Memorial Flag Pole — Cassel Post 257 — American Legion —
Flagpole dedicated to those who gave the ultimate sacrificeMap (db m160618) WM
26 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Arthur Russell Perry
Arthur Russell Perry FN US Navy Vietnam Feb 9 1950 † Sep 7 2012Map (db m196570) WM
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27 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Early Hamilton
In 1836, New Yorker Nicanor Munson entered a tract of land that included the outlet of Hamilton Lake. Mr. Munson soon sold the tract to the Steuben City Company, a group of New York investors. A town was platted and called . . . Map (db m196563) HM
28 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Early Settlers
"These were the days of dense forests, of small beginnings, when a few acres of cleared land was considered a farm; of log cabins with stick chimneys, of huge fireplaces, of corduroy mads over warships, when the neighbors turned out . . . Map (db m196560) HM
29 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Fish Creek Restoration
As the result of a 1992 diesel fuel spill, a restoration plan is being implemented to improve and protect Fish Creek's water quality, habitat, and wildlife diversity. With 30 mussel species (including three Federal and five Indiana . . . Map (db m196568) HM
30 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Fish Creek Restoration
Through the utilization of Fish Creek settlement money, natural resource trustees were able to carry out multiple habitat improvement projects, including: purchasing conservation easements on private lands, purchasing private lands to be . . . Map (db m196569) HM
31 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Native Americans
Native Americans have had a presence in this region for almost 10,000 years. During that span, several different cultures moved through the area. Ancient People Earliest artifacts found nearby daie to the Paleo Period (11,000 B.C. to . . . Map (db m196562) HM
32 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Waterway History
"We paddled up towards the Dells Neck. Tradition had it that some kind of an antediluvian monster once in that locality would get after the Indians and break up their canoes." A Hamiltonian Reunion, W.W. Gambia
Ice . . . Map (db m196567) HM
33 Indiana, Steuben County, Hamilton — Welcome to the Fish Creek Trail
Fish Creek provides habitat for many kinds of animals. One animal of special significance is the White Cat's Paw mussel. This clam is; Federally Endangered. In 1993 a nearby pipeline ruptured, discharging diesel fuel into Fish Creek, Several . . . Map (db m196559) HM
34 Indiana, Steuben County, Metz — Powers Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1876 Map (db m163393) HM
35 Indiana, Steuben County, Metz — Powers Memorial
In honor of the Powers Brothers Stephen, Winn, Clark, Josiah, Calvin and their families marking site of the first Powers home in the wilderness July 8, 1837Map (db m163394) HM
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36 Indiana, Steuben County, Nevada Mills — Collins School
Collins School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1877Map (db m212798) HM
37 Indiana, Steuben County, Orland — Bicentennial Memorial — 1776 - 1976
To the eternal memory of those who have served their country well, both in times of war and in times of peace, that this nation, under God, shall not perish from this earth. Dedicated to God and Country Our gift to the community of . . . Map (db m212804) WM
38 Indiana, Steuben County, Orland — James W. Marks Veterans Memorial Gardens — American Legion Post No. 423
In memory of those who servedMap (db m160623) WM
39 Indiana, Steuben County, Orland — The Vermont Settlement 1834-1984
Birthplace of Steuben County Scene of Orland Depot circa 1909Map (db m212800) HM
40 Indiana, Steuben County, Orland — Vietnam Veterans Memorial — American Legion Post 423
In memory of Phillip E. Hannon and all Vietnam veteransMap (db m160624) WM
41 Indiana, Steuben County, Orland — World War II Memorial
In remembrance of the young men and women of the orland community who served in World War II Haines, Lewis • Haines, Lloyd • Miller, Ralph • Albright, Donald • Atkins, Ronald • Ayers, Charles • Barrows, Archie • . . . Map (db m212803) WM
42 Indiana, Steuben County, Ray — The Historical Marker Of Theodore McNaughton
The historical marker of Theodore McNaughton lies due south of this marker at the original site of the Covenanted Church which is now a McNaughty Burial Plot. The historical marker of the McNaughton Pioneer, Alexander McNaughton, lies southwest of . . . Map (db m203925) HM
43 Indiana, Steuben County, Ray — The Kenneth And George Johnson Plot
The Kenneth and George Johnson plot is located due west and a little south of this plot. The Johnson Family Plot is located in the Rich Square Cemetery in Henry Co. / Indiana. The Younts Family Plot is located in the Black Cemetery near Muncie, . . . Map (db m203924) HM
44 Indiana, Steuben County, Ray — The Unknown Potawatomi
The Potawatomis' met the Scottish Covenanters on these lands in the middle 1830's. The northeast Indiana Covenanters and Potawatomis were extremely good friends. The Covenanter religion did not acknowledge the U.S. Constituton at the time due . . . Map (db m222030) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023