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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sullivan County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Sullivan 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 Sullivan County, IN (12) Clay County, IN (6) Greene County, IN (5) Knox County, IN (95) Vigo County, IN (64) Clark County, IL (31) Crawford County, IL (19)  SullivanCounty(12) Sullivan County (12)  ClayCounty(6) Clay County (6)  GreeneCounty(5) Greene County (5)  KnoxCounty(95) Knox County (95)  VigoCounty(64) Vigo County (64)  ClarkCountyIllinois(31) Clark County (31)  CrawfordCounty(19) Crawford County (19)
Sullivan is the county seat for Sullivan County
Adjacent to Sullivan County, Indiana
      Clay County (6)  
      Greene County (5)  
      Knox County (95)  
      Vigo County (64)  
      Clark County, Illinois (31)  
      Crawford County, Illinois (19)  
 
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1 Indiana, Sullivan County, Carlisle — 77.1985.1 — Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution — Col. George Rogers Clark —
On 25 February 1779 Col. George Rogers Clark captured Ft. Sackville at Vincennes from the British. About 6 miles west at Pointe Coupee on the Wabash River on 2 March 1779 Capt. Leonard Helm commanding 3 boats and 50 volunteers from Vincennes . . . Map (db m23202) HM
2 Indiana, Sullivan County, Fairbanks — 77.1992.1 — A Civil War Murder — John Drake - Shot —
Numerous violent conflicts erupted in Sullivan County during the Civil War over differing war sentiments. On July 14, 1864, anti-war Democrat John Drake was fatally shot at a community picnic near here. The Union soldier who shot Drake was . . . Map (db m21763) HM
3 Indiana, Sullivan County, Fairbanks — 77.1989.4 — Fairbanks' Massacre — Sergeant Nathan Fairbanks —
A War of 1812 military action occurred in September 1812 three miles west/southwest of here. While escorting supplies from Fort Knox near Vincennes to Fort Harrison at Terre Haute, Sergeant Nathan Fairbanks and approximately a dozen soldiers were . . . Map (db m21761) HM
4 Indiana, Sullivan County, Garysville, Turman Township — Wea Indian Trail — Gen. Wm. H. Harrison Route
General Wm. H. Harrison's army made its last camp in Sullivan County here at Big Springs on Sept. 29, 1811. Harrison used Benjamin Turman's fort as his headquarters. With spring water available, it was an ideal location for 1000 men including 160 . . . Map (db m229777) HM
5 Indiana, Sullivan County, Graysville — 77.1972.1 — Grave of Jane Todd Crawford — First Ovariotomy Performed —
Pioneer Heroine of Abdominal Surgery Jane Todd was born in Virginia in 1763. In 1805 she and her husband, Thomas Crawford, moved to Green County, Ky. Suffering from a huge abdominal tumor, she rode 60 miles to Danville, Ky., to submit to an . . . Map (db m21734) HM
6 Indiana, Sullivan County, Merom — 77.1989.2 — Merom Bluff Chautauqua, 1905-1936
Organized nationally to bring culture to rural communities, Merom's 10 day religious and educational event featured concerts, debates, plays, and lectures. Carrie Nation, William Jennings Bryan, William H. Taft, Warren Harding, and Billy . . . Map (db m226301) HM
7 Indiana, Sullivan County, Merom — 77.1989.1 — Merom Conference Center
Dedicated in 1862, Union Christian College served as a preparatory school and college, until 1924. In 1936 it became Merom Institute — a rural enrichment center. Now owned by the United Church of Christ it serves as a camp, conference, . . . Map (db m226320) HM
8 Indiana, Sullivan County, Merom — 77.1989.3 — Merom Founded 1817
A log courthouse here served as Sullivan's first county seat, from 1819-1842. Merom was an important river port and a stop on the stage route – The Old Harrison Trail. Harrison's troops camped near here on their 1811 march to Tippecanoe.Map (db m226302) HM
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9 Indiana, Sullivan County, Sullivan — Global War on Terrorism
In Loving Memory Global War on Terrorism Norman Kyle Snyder Matthew A. KimmellMap (db m21769) HM
10 Indiana, Sullivan County, Sullivan — Korean War & Vietnam War - - Veterans — Sullivan County Indiana
( Front Side ) In Loving Memory ( Row One ) Korean War Veterans Norman G. Davis • Willard M. Gipson • Joe E. Laughlin • Raymond E. Lawhorn • Chester Grant Lundy, Jr. • Robert E. Zellars Vietnam — Gerald . . . Map (db m21778) WM
11 Indiana, Sullivan County, Sullivan — 77.2008.1 — Sullivan Carnegie Library
Women's Club of Sullivan was instrumental in forming Public Library Board 1902. Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000 after site and required local funding secured December 1903. Cornerstone was laid June 11, 1904; building dedicated January 19, 1905; . . . Map (db m21733) HM
12 Indiana, Sullivan County, Sullivan — World War I & World War I I Memorial — Sullivan County Indiana
In Loving Memory World War I ( Left Column ) Clarence Adams • John Adams • Orvil C. Allen • James Anderson • Everett Bedwell • Robert T. Bird • Flossie B. Brownless • Scott Coffman • Charles E. Cooper • Paul Cross ( . . . Map (db m21779) WM
 
 
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Feb. 21, 2024