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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Switzerland County, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Switzerland 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 Switzerland County, IN (38) Jefferson County, IN (73) Ohio County, IN (83) Ripley County, IN (35) Boone County, KY (55) Carroll County, KY (16) Gallatin County, KY (32)  SwitzerlandCounty(38) Switzerland County (38)  JeffersonCounty(73) Jefferson County (73)  OhioCounty(83) Ohio County (83)  RipleyCounty(35) Ripley County (35)  BooneCountyKentucky(55) Boone County (55)  CarrollCounty(16) Carroll County (16)  GallatinCounty(32) Gallatin County (32)
Vevay is the county seat for Switzerland County
Adjacent to Switzerland County, Indiana
      Jefferson County (73)  
      Ohio County (83)  
      Ripley County (35)  
      Boone County, Kentucky (55)  
      Carroll County, Kentucky (16)  
      Gallatin County, Kentucky (32)  
 
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1 Indiana, Switzerland County, Bennington, Cotton Township — 78.2018.1 — Dr. John Shaw Billings Reported missing
Billings (1838-1913) lived in Allensville as a child. A Civil War surgeon, he established field hospitals at battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He transferred to Surgeon-General’s Office and developed a comprehensive library, . . . Map (db m222935) HM
2 Indiana, Switzerland County, East Enterprise — 78.1966.1 — Birthplace John Shaw Billings, M.D.April 12, 1838 - March 11, 1913 Reported permanently removed
His was "The most important contribution yet made to American medicine." Civil War surgeon, pioneer planner of modern hospitals, early advocate of preventive medicine. Billings published the Surgeon-General's first medical Index . . . Map (db m66903) HM
3 Indiana, Switzerland County, Patriot — 78.1980.1 — Dr. Elwood Mead(1858 - 1936) — "Engineer Who Made the Desert Bloom" —
Patriot, Ind., native; supervised Hoover Dam construction in Colorado R.; Lake Mead named for him; appointed Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, President Coolidge; served under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt, top authority on irrigation, . . . Map (db m66902) HM
4 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Historical Site - Switzerland County Courthouse
Top Martha A. Graham ( Drawing of the River Paddle-wheeler. ) Lower Section Designed in the Greek Classic style by David Dubach, Architect, and built by John Haley c. 1864, with restoration completed c. 1992. It is . . . Map (db m46132) HM
5 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Jail
Replacing two earlier log jails, this limestone rock jail was built in 1854 by Joseph Peelman for $3,000.Map (db m45988) HM
6 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Privy
The brick privy was built in 1852 by Brooks R. Wooley. Originally located directly behind the courthouse, it was moved to make room for the courthouse annex in 2004. It was considered one of the most luxurious restrooms in the area with six stalls.Map (db m45800) HM
7 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Switzerland County Courthouse
The first brick courthouse on this site was built in 1816. The present courthouse was completed in 1864 by John Haley at a cost of $26,135.40. The annex was added in 2005. The courthouse was listed on the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and . . . Map (db m45995) HM
8 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Switzerland County Honor Roll Memorial
( Center Panel ) ( -“Seal”- ) United States Great Seal Dedicated to these Switzerland County men who, in answering the call of duty, paid the price of Freedom ( - “Seals” - ) Army, . . . Map (db m46086) WM
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9 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — Switzerland County World War I Memorial
A. D. - - - - § - §-§ - § - - - - 1926 In memory of the Sons and Daughters of Switzerland County who served in 1917 - - The World War - - 1918 Names on record in Civil Order Book No. 19, Page . . . Map (db m45987) HM
10 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — The Dungeon
A stop on the underground railroad bringing slaves to freedom 1862 - 1864 commemorated 1976 Vevay, Indiana This memorial placed in honor of the descendants of the Rayls and Pickett families in the Bicentennial . . . Map (db m45896) HM
11 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay — The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings
From where you now stand you are sampling some of the building styles found in Switzerland County. On Main Street to your left are three two-story homes. The farthest from you is a dwelling built in the Italianate style. This design style was . . . Map (db m46130) HM
12 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Craig Township — 78.2022.1 — Thiebaud Farmstead
In 1802, French-speaking Swiss immigrants settled the area that became Switzerland County. Encouraged by their success in viticulture, more Swiss families followed, including Frederick and Harriet Thiebaud, who purchased land here in 1818. After . . . Map (db m223352) HM
13 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Armstrong Tavern
Oldest known building used as Masonic meeting place in Indiana. Erected 1816, operated as inn by Thomas Armstrong, it provided quarters for Vevay Lodge No. 7, organized 1817 by Grand Lodge of Kentucky: chartered as an Indiana Lodge, 1819.Map (db m223312) HM
14 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Armstrong Tavern - 1816Historical Site
Thomas Armstrong operated a tavern here for 50 years. It is the oldest known existing building in Indiana where a Masonic lodge once held its meetings.Map (db m223313) HM
15 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Chateline HouseHistorical Site
Home of Capt. John Chateline, owner of several steamboats. Outstanding balcony, house of Swiss architecture.Map (db m223337) HM
16 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Craig HouseHistorical Site
This Free Classic style house was built c. 1895 by Dudley Peak and Mattie Owen Craig, Mr. Craig was in the mercantile business.Map (db m223203) HM
17 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Detraz HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1870 in the Queen Anne style by the Detraz brothers who owned and operated a planing mill and also built boats and other fine homes in Vevay.Map (db m223211) HM
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18 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Dufour HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1832 in the Federal style by John Francis DuFour, one of the original Swiss settlers in this area, and wife, Polly Critchfield, niece of Thomas Jefferson's wife, and used for a time as the residence where they entertained friend, Henry . . . Map (db m223350) HM
19 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Eggleston HomeHistorical Site
Birthplace of Edward Eggleston, writer, historian, preacher, born December 10, 1837. Writer of many books, the best known being “The Hoosier Schoolmaster.” House placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1973.Map (db m223320) HM
20 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Hall HouseHistorical Site
This Classic Italianate style home was built by the Hall family c. 1875, by Silas Wright, architect. This was the final home of George McKay, noted pianist and conductor during the early 20th century.Map (db m223325) HM
21 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Hall House - 1842Historical Site
Built in 1842 by William Hall, in the Italianate mode, extensively remodeled in 1874, when the upper story was added.Map (db m223214) HM
22 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Hay King — Ohio River Scenic Byway —
Switzerland County established itself early as an agricultural and trade center for the area served by the Ohio River. While some produced the products, others set about finding ways to deliver those products to the customers. One such entrepreneur . . . Map (db m223176) HM
23 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Historic Fire Bells
Erected in 1895 By City Council, near center of each ward Used until 1935 when replaced by electric sirensMap (db m223182) HM
24 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Historic Fire Bells
Erected in 1895 By City Council, near center of each ward Used until 1935 when replaced by electric sirensMap (db m223345) HM
25 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Hoosier Theater
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m223339) HM
26 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Jean-Daniel Morerod House – 1817Historical Site
Built in 1817. One of the founders of Vevay, Morerod owned large vineyards and was widely known for his wine and hospitality. Famous guests included Henry Clay and Jonathan Jennings, Indiana Governor.Map (db m223351) HM
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27 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Kessler HouseHistorical Site
A brick Federal, the Kessler House was built c. 1835. It was the residence of George and Elise Kessler and site of the Kessler Harness Shop.Map (db m223314) HM
28 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Knox House - 1830Historical Site
Home of George G. Knox, pioneer miller and cabinet maker. The Methodists held their first meetings in this house.Map (db m223190) HM
29 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — McCrellis HouseHistorical Site
This Italianate style house was built c. 1880 by James B. and Adelaide McCrellis. Mr. McCrellis was a prominent attorney.Map (db m223335) HM
30 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Porter HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1885 in the Italianate style by Andrew Porter, uncle to Cole Porter, the famous songwriter and musician.Map (db m223246) HM
31 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Roxy House - 1814Historical Site
Built in 1814, was the home of “Aunt Lucy” Detraz, daughter of Jean Morerod, and the fifth white child born in the county. “Twonnet,” a character in Eggleston's novel, “Roxy” was her daughter.Map (db m223223) HM
32 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Ruter Chapel Methodist Church
First church organized 1816 First building on this site 1838 Made a "Methodist shrine" 1957Map (db m223327) HM
33 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Stevens House
Built by Israel Whitehead more than a century ago. Housed the first Vevay bank, organized in 1817, failed in 1820. Once the home of the late Will Stevens, well-known landscape artist.Map (db m223243) HM
34 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Stevens HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1863 in the Federal style, this was the residence of Will Stevens, noted landscape artist, in the late 19( ) when he added the studio.Map (db m223245) HM
35 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Switzerland Wine County – Winemaking in Vevay — Ohio River Scenic Byway —
As soon as immigrant James Dufour saw the area now known as Vevay in the Northwest Territory, he knew it would be an ideal place for his vineyards. The gentle hills were terraced like those in his native district of Vevay, Switzerland, and he named . . . Map (db m223349) HM
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36 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — U.P. Schenck House - 1844Historical Site
Built by Schenck in 1844. He was popularly called the "hay king" as he was a Swiss flatboat magnate. Spiral stairway designed by Francis Costigan.Map (db m223248) HM
37 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Waldo HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1865 in the Italianate style by Otis S. Waldo, Vevay's first newspaper publisher.Map (db m223317) HM
38 Indiana, Switzerland County, Vevay, Jefferson Township — Webb-Allen HouseHistorical Site
Built c. 1886 by Oscar and Jenny Webb who ran the Phoenix Hotel for many years. Upstairs added in 1920 by Anna Webb Allen, a granddaughter. The house remained in the same family for 103 years.Map (db m223184) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2023