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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Tippecanoe 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> Tippecanoe County, IN (57) Benton County, IN (5) Carroll County, IN (70) Clinton County, IN (4) Fountain County, IN (52) Montgomery County, IN (30) Warren County, IN (12) White County, IN (9)  TippecanoeCounty(57) Tippecanoe County (57)  BentonCounty(5) Benton County (5)  CarrollCounty(70) Carroll County (70)  ClintonCounty(4) Clinton County (4)  FountainCounty(52) Fountain County (52)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  WarrenCounty(12) Warren County (12)  WhiteCounty(9) White County (9)
Lafayette is the county seat for Tippecanoe County
Adjacent to Tippecanoe County, Indiana
      Benton County (5)  
      Carroll County (70)  
      Clinton County (4)  
      Fountain County (52)  
      Montgomery County (30)  
      Warren County (12)  
      White County (9)  
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1 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Potawatomi ‘Trail of Death’ Route
Indiana to Kansas, September 4 - November 4, 1838 The 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe on this site was decisive, leading to the loss of their homelands and the removal of Indians from Indiana. At Gunpoint, about 850 Potawatomi passed this location . . . Map (db m6433) HM
2 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Prophet’s Rock
Where the Prophet sat and sang to encourage the Indians in the battle of Nov. 8th 1811.Map (db m6434) HM
3 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Prophet’s Town
Established in 1808 by Tecumseh and the Prophet as the capital of their pan-Indian confederacy. Led by Tecumseh, representatives of many midwestern Indian nations met and lived here in an attempt to build the greatest Indian resistance movement in . . . Map (db m36237) HM
4 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty
In tribute to Major Joseph Hamilton Daviess, Grand Master of Masons in Kentucky, who fell in battle here, and to the many Freemasons of General Harrison's command whose valor is held in grateful remembrance.Map (db m36281) HM
5 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — The Battle of TippecanoeNovember 7, 1811
Here, on this site, military forces commanded by General William Henry Harrison, engaged in battle with the Indians of the Wabash country led by The Prophet, brother of the great Indian leader, Tecumseh. This battle destroyed forever the hope of . . . Map (db m36205) HM
6 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — The Methodist Camp — Battle Ground College —
Left Side Text In 1857, leaders of the Methodist Church choose this site to serve as the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute. The site was chosen because of its historic significance, its natural features, and its close proximity to the . . . Map (db m36239) HM
7 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial
Panel One American Forces. Men engaged. 910. General Wm. Henry Harrison Commanding attacked at 4: O’Clock A. M. Indian forces led by Prophet. Number engaged about the same as Americans Loss. Americans. Killed 37. “ . . . Map (db m36233) HM
8 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — 79.1947.1 — Tippecanoe Battleground2.1 Miles East Reported missing
Urged by the Prophet, Tecumseh's brother, Indians attacked army of Gen. W.H. Harrison Nov. 7, 1811. The victory by Harrison broke Indian power.Map (db m69372) HM
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9 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Battle Ground — World War I Veterans MemorialTippecanoe Township
( South Side: ) Memorial to the World War Veterans of Tippecanoe Township 1917 — 1918 (Drinking Fountain) ( East Side ) Raymond D. Baker • Alva Beaven • Norman E. Beeker • Samuel T. Beeker • Dr. Frank . . . Map (db m36203) WM
10 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Cairo — 79.1995.1 — Cairo Skywatch Tower
U.S. Air Force commissioned observation tower August 16, 1952 for Operation Skywatch, part of Civilian Ground Observation Corps during Korean War. Constructed by community volunteers. Approximately ninety people alternated shifts to maintain . . . Map (db m92946) HM
11 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Dayton — Margaret Fry
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Margaret Fry, an early pioneer woman. Margaret was born March 27, 1802 and moved to the Dayton area in 1824 or 1825. She was first married to Levi Dickson, who died June 3, 1832. On February 10, 1834, she . . . Map (db m27801) HM
12 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Dayton — Site Of First Successful Caesarean In Indiana
Site of First Successful Caesarean Section In Indiana- On the kitchen table of this house, the morning of November 6, 1880, Mrs. Luther Lucas, a farmer’s wife, was delivered of a healthy infant son, after a mid-line incision made by Dr. Moses Baker, . . . Map (db m170762) HM
13 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — "World Split Asunder"September 11, 2001
In memory of those whose lives were lost.Map (db m34916) WM
14 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 1825 Lafayette 19251826 Tippecanoe County 1926
Lafayette. Named for America’s friend from France. Founded by William Digby in May 1825. Head of navigation on Wabash River. Important Port of Wabash Canal 1843 - 1859. Well-known station in “underground Railroad.” Home of . . . Map (db m34763) HM
15 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — A Tribute to Joe Rumpza - The Vegetable King1922 - 2002
Potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins and greens, sumptuous sweet-corn, all sorts of beans, cantaloupe, honeydew, name any melon, planted then ripened, soon ready for sellin’. What sort of hard-workin’ son-of-gun could get things to market, get . . . Map (db m34229) HM
16 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Big Four DepotLafayette, Indiana
1902 - Built at Second and South Streets by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad, nicknamed “Big Four” and the lake Erie & Western Railroad; served as a train depot until 1975 1979 - Reopened by City of . . . Map (db m34768) HM
17 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Camp Tippecanoe1861 - 1865 Reported missing
May 1861 saw this high 30-acre bluff over-looking Lafayette quickly become an induction center for enlistees in the Civil War until its end in 1865. Ample water, good drainage and access to the railroad at its west end served the purpose well, . . . Map (db m8697) HM
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18 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 79.1998.1 — Centennial Historic DistrictCentennial Park
Area platted as Bartholomew and Davis Addition, 1829. Neighborhood grew rapidly during citywide expanson after canal (1843) and railroad (1853) arrived. Most structures, of many architectural styles, built 1870 - 1910. Named after Centennial School, . . . Map (db m8696) HM
19 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Davis Ferry Reported missing
The first white man known to have resided in the Tippecanoe Township was a Frenchman named William Burnett who establish a trading post between the mouth of Burnett's creek and the Tippecanoe River. Burnett's daughter married John Davis who . . . Map (db m36235) HM
20 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Earl & Hatcher Block
Earl & Hatcher Block Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1865Map (db m34904) HM
21 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — General Lafayette - Fountain
(See individual photos of panels with text.)Map (db m34273) HM
22 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 79.1997.1 — Highland Park
Neighborhood in late-Victorian "landscape garden suburb" style, designed by Cincinnati firm, Earnshaw and Punshon. Platted 1891, 1893. Houses are of a wide variety of architectural styles. Important for this suburban development was 1892 spur on . . . Map (db m34222) HM
23 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 79.1997.2 — Highland Park
Neighborhood in late-Victorian "landscape garden suburb" style, designed by Cincinnati firm, Earnshaw and Punshon. Platted 1891, 1893. Houses are of a wide variety of architectural styles. Important for this suburban development was 1892 spur on . . . Map (db m69388) HM
24 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Highland Park NeighborhoodPlatted 1891
Highland Neighborhood Park Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of the Interior Listed March 14, 1996Map (db m34914) HM
25 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Iraq War Memorial — " Most Precious Offering " —
( Individual Plaques - Left to Right ) SPC Luke P. Frist 209th Quartermaster Co., Lafayette, IN United States Army Reserve January 5, 2004, Ar Ramadi, Iraq Marine Cpl. Bryan Scott Wilson 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment 1st . . . Map (db m34971) WM
26 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — John Purdue Block
Erected on this site in 1845 by John Purdue (October 31, 1802 - September 12, 1876) The John Purdue Block was a collection of 12 stores, each 22 feet wide, occupying the complete block between Columbia and South streets. At the time, it was the . . . Map (db m34826) HM
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27 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — John T. MyersMain Street Bridge
Named July 12, 1997 to honor John T. Myers U.S. Representative, 7th District, IN 1966-1996. For dedicated service to the Greater Lafayette community. Friend, advocate, champion of constituents. With special thanks for advancing . . . Map (db m34869) HM
28 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Lincoln in Lafayette
"We are united in one feeling for the Union. We believe in...every star and stripe of the glorious flag." On these tracks Abraham Lincoln stopped in Lafayette and spoke those Unifying words on Feb 11, 1861 on his "Whistle Stop Tour" en route to . . . Map (db m92078) HM
29 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 79.2001.1 — Ninth Street HillNeighborhood Historic District
Side One Lafayette platted 1825. This area was first known as Prospect Hill. Wealthy families built country estates here 1850's - 1860's. Streetcar lines of 1880's transformed Hill into popular suburb. Area declined after World War II. . . . Map (db m8694) HM
30 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — 79.1992.1 — Perrin Historic District
Platted in 1873, this district was Lafayette's first planned residential area which conformed to geographic contours. It was developed by James J. Perrin, Margaret Cason Perrin, Edward Asher, and Consider Tinkler. Listed in National Register of . . . Map (db m8695) HM
31 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Buddell Sleeper HouseUnderground Railroad Station
Buddell Sleeper (1806-1888) and his wife, Elizabeth Welch (1802-1889), arrived in Tippecanoe County in the Fall of 1835. The Sleepers would become prominent members of the Farmers Institute Quaker Community and the Greenfield Monthly Meeting of . . . Map (db m175614) HM
32 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Ellsworth Historic District
This District is named for U.S. Patent Commissioner, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, who lived in the neighborhood and was instrumental in the settling of the Wabash Valley area. As Lafayette grew, the neighborhood was a popular choice for all classes . . . Map (db m35227) HM
33 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Forty - Niners
Near this point ten Lafayette Freemasons, operating as traveling Sierra Nevada Lodge, embarked March 27, 1849 on six-months' journey by boat to Mexico, then overland to Pacific, then by ship to California gold fields.Map (db m34816) HM
34 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Purple Heart Memorial
( Front ) Dedicated to the recipients of this Nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” Left side: The Purple Heart Insignia Right side: My stone is red for the blood they shed. . . . Map (db m34294) WM
35 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Red Crown Mini-Museum"The Crown Jewels"
Main marker Collection of Donald Jay Stein Lafayette, Indiana Dedication marker To the City of Layayette/West Lafayette and more specifically, to the people of "the South Side" with whom I have worked diligently over the . . . Map (db m8676) HM
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36 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — The Tippecanoe County Courthouse — Neoclassic Architecture —
The Tippecanoe County Courthouse Neoclassic Architecture on the National Register of Historic Places Construction Started 1881 Completed 1884Map (db m34764) HM
37 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Tippecanoe County War Memorial
(South Face, Center Panel) Civil War • Spanish American War • Mexican War • World War I • World War II. This memorial is dedicated to all those from Tippecanoe County who in the Armed Service of all wars made the Supreme . . . Map (db m34343) WM
38 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Tippecanoe County War MemorialSpain - Philippine Insurrection - China Relief Expedition — Cuba - Porta Rico —
( Upper Plaque: ) United * Spanish * War * Veterans * 1898 * 1902 * Philippine Islands Cuba Porto Rico U. S. A. ( Lower Plaque: ) In memory of our comrades who on land and sea defended the Nation’s Honor in . . . Map (db m34824) WM
39 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie CanalWhich Operated 1841 - - 1872
Between Toledo, Ohio, and Evansville, Indiana. And which, through Lafayette paralleled the Wabash River, crossing Main Street at the East end of the bridge.Map (db m34215) HM
40 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Trail of DeathSeptember 13, 1838 — Lagrange on Wabash River —
Over 850 Potawatomi Indians camped here on the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1838, on the forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. There were 106 sick so two doctors were called in, Drs. Ritchie & son. Sanford Cox later wrote . . . Map (db m33811) HM
41 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — Trail of DeathSeptember 12, 1838 — LaGrange - Logansport State Road —
In 1838 some 800 Potawatomi Indians, being forcibly removed from Marshall County to Kansas, camped along this road, the LaGrange-Logansport State Road. On this “trail of death”, scores of Native Americans suffered and died. The mother of Chief . . . Map (db m33812) HM
42 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette — William Henry Harrison Memorial BridgeBuilt 1960
William Henry Harrison, first governor of Indiana territory, 1800-1812. General, American forces, battle of Tippecanoe, November 7 1811. 9th President of the United States.Map (db m200296)
43 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Romney — Romney Veterans Memorial[Elmwood Cemetery]
In remembrance of those who served God and Country for the preservation of Freedom and Peace for all ages to comeMap (db m36200) WM
44 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Shadeland — Scott's ExpeditionAgainst the Wea
Side A Just after noon, June 1, 1791, from the elevation to the south, now known as “High Gap”, Brigadier General Charles Scott, his 33 officers, and 760 mounted Kentucky Militiamen rode toward the smoke of cooking fires rising . . . Map (db m34956) HM
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45 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — 79.1998.2 — Fort Ouiatenon
First post in Indiana area built nearby in 1717 by French Canada to counter British expansion in valleys of Wabash and Ohio rivers. Served as trade and communication post. French surrendered fort to British in 1761 during the French and Indian War. . . . Map (db m36207) HM
46 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Liberty Tree
This "Liberty Tree" has been planted in honor of those Patriots laid to rest in Tippecanoe County and the State of Indiana whose service and sacrifices helped form this nation during its War for IndependenceMap (db m34093) HM
47 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Main Street BridgeHistory — Lafayette and West Lafayette —
First Bridge at this site a three span wooden toll bridge erected in 1865. Purchased by Tippecanoe County in 1871. Second Bridge, a steel three span bridge erected in 1889. Rendered useless by the flood of March 18, 1913. Low water elevation . . . Map (db m35224) HM
48 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Post Ouiatenon Site
French and Indian Trade was significant in this area prior to 1700. To protect it Post Ouiatenon was established. One Mile WestMap (db m70412) HM
49 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Site of the Birth Place of Rev. Anthony Foucher
The first American Priest of the West. July 22, 1741 - June 12, 1812Map (db m36206) HM
50 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — 79.1953.1 — Tecumseh Trail
Used by Indian tribes and often traveled by Chief Tecumseh prior to defeat of his warriors by Gen. William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811.Map (db m34920) HM
51 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — The Purdue Flagpole
During the Spanish-American War in 1898, the need for a flagpole on campus became evident. Students donated $43, which G. W. Munroe, a future professor, took to Purdue President James H. Smart. President Smart accepted the gift and . . . Map (db m217626) HM
52 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — 79.1973.1 — The Wabash River Reported permanently removed
(Side One) was called "Wah-bah-shik-ki" by the Miami. The French called it the "Oua-ba-che." It was the principal route connecting Quebec and New Orleans. The Miami, Potawatomi, Mascouten, Wea, Kickapoo, and Piankashaw Indians lived in . . . Map (db m217625) HM
53 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, West Lafayette — Universal Soil Loss EquationHistoric Landmark of Agricultural Engineering — A=RKLSCP —
The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) was developed at the USDA National Runoff and Soil Loss Data Center at Purdue University in a national effort led by Walter H. Wischmeier and Dwight D. Smith. The USLE was published in 1965 in . . . Map (db m195101) HM
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54 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Westpoint — Farmers Institute Academy
Opened in 1851, this was the first school of higher learning in rural Tippecanoe County, built by Society of Friends (Quakers) of this neighborhood. Enrollment included local, non-local and youth of other states. Primary through college preparatory . . . Map (db m34909) HM
55 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Westpoint — GranvilleWabash and Erie Canal Town
Founded in 1834 by Thomas W. Treckett and Thomas Concannon, with later additions in 1836. Granville boasted 153 lots and a public square. In 1850 its name was changed to Weaton, after the Wea Indian town which once stood to the east. Later the name . . . Map (db m34827) HM
56 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Westpoint — The Wea Plains
Granville cemetery was once part of the great Wea Plains and still contains many species of the original prairie vegetation. This is one of the last remnants of the Indiana prairies that covered much of Tippecanoe County. It is preserved and managed . . . Map (db m34903) HM
57 Indiana, Tippecanoe County, Westpoint — Underground Railroad Reported permanently removed
Site of station of Underground Railway used by Quakers during pre-Civil War days in smuggling slaves to Canada. Leader of the enterprise was Buddell Sleeper.Map (db m34871) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023