“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washington County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, IN (15) Clark County, IN (51) Crawford County, IN (9) Floyd County, IN (66) Harrison County, IN (52) Jackson County, IN (17) Lawrence County, IN (31) Orange County, IN (31) Scott County, IN (22)  WashingtonCounty(15) Washington County (15)  ClarkCounty(51) Clark County (51)  CrawfordCounty(9) Crawford County (9)  FloydCounty(66) Floyd County (66)  HarrisonCounty(52) Harrison County (52)  JacksonCounty(17) Jackson County (17)  LawrenceCounty(31) Lawrence County (31)  OrangeCounty(31) Orange County (31)  ScottCounty(22) Scott County (22)
Salem is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Indiana
      Clark County (51)  
      Crawford County (9)  
      Floyd County (66)  
      Harrison County (52)  
      Jackson County (17)  
      Lawrence County (31)  
      Orange County (31)  
      Scott County (22)  
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1 Indiana, Washington County, Canton — 9 — Canton Plundered — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On the afternoon of July 10, 1863, General Morgan’s men looted Canton stores and confiscated fresh horses. The raiders continued east from there toward New Philadelphia, crossed the middle fork of the Blue River, and proceeded into Scott County. . . . Map (db m126321) HM
2 Indiana, Washington County, Leota — 10 — A Strange Procession Hastens Eastward — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
This located provides a scenic overlook of the Scott County area. Morgan’s raiders passed here on the afternoon of July 10, 1863. Temperatures were in the 90s and the Raiders were loaded down with much booty. Stolen items included bolts of calico . . . Map (db m126322) HM
3 Indiana, Washington County, New Pekin — Pekin's Fourth of July Celebrations
In honor of Pekin, Indiana, a town reported to have held Fourth of July celebrations regularly since the 1830's. Each July 4, citizens gather in Pekin to remember the birth of their nation and to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by their ancestors . . . Map (db m74117) HM
4 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — Birthplace of John Milton Hay
Birthplace of John Milton Hay A man of Letters, a Statesman and a World Renowned Diplomat of our CountryMap (db m46724) HM
5 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 88.1981.1 — Brock Cemetery
Located 40 rods west of this spot. Est. before 1812. Salem's early settlers are buried here including Brocks, Kemps, Hendersons; also John Zink, a ranger with Col. Dawalt, fatally wounded by Indians after the Pigeon Roost Massacre.Map (db m74079) HM
6 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 7 — Burning the Salem Railroad Station — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
On July 10, 1863, shortly before noon, General Morgan entered Salem with two brigades of cavalry. One was commanded by Colonel Basil Duke, his brother-in-law, and the other by Colonel Adam Johnson. While in Salem, the troops looted, then burned . . . Map (db m74080) HM
7 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 88.1995.1 — Illinoian Glacier Boundary
Nearby is the boundary of the Illinoian Glacier, which covered all but approximately 6,250 square miles in south, central area of Indiana. Most of Indiana's topography was affected by four separate glacial advancements during Pleistocene epoch, . . . Map (db m74084)
8 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — John Hay Center
Historical Society Organized 1897. Headquarters and Genealogical Library in Museum building. Birthplace of John Hay Built in 1824 as a school. John Hay, Secretary to pres. Lincoln and Secretary of State for Presidents McKinley and . . . Map (db m46803) HM
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9 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 6 — Morgan Plans to Attack Salem — John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail —
In the early morning of July 10, 1863, General Morgan assembled his cavalry troops and met with his officers at this point. He dispatched a patrol to a railroad four miles to the east. This patrol followed the tracks north, destroying telegraph . . . Map (db m126320) HM
10 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 88.1963.1 — Morgan's Raid — July 8-13, 1863 —
At this point Gen. John Hunt Morgan routed poorly armed militia and occupied Salem - July 10, 1863. The town was looted and $1,000 ransom exacted from each mill owner.Map (db m46649) HM
11 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — Salem Speedway
Few race tracks in the nation carry the legacy, prestige and renown as Salem Speedway. Built in 1947 with intention of all out speed, the .555 mile oval with its daunting high banked turns, has produced dramatic, legendary, thrilling racing for . . . Map (db m176103) HM
12 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 8 — Salem Suffers — Morgan's Raid —
On July 10, 1863 at his headquarters on the southeast side of courthouse square, General Morgan watched the indiscriminate looting of Salem. Hardest hit was Berkey’s Store on the northwest corner of the square. At Berkey’s more than $1,000 . . . Map (db m46794) HM
13 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — 88.1998.1 — Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District
Washington County Courthouse County formed 1814 by General Assembly of Indiana Territory. Commissioners selected county seat and named it Salem. This third courthouse completed 1888 using locally quarried limestone. Designed in Richardsonian . . . Map (db m46643) HM
14 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial
The following twenty-one (21) honor roll memorials are arranged as one single ‘marching army in review.’ They are arrayed east to west (starting from the side-walk stairs) in a chronological order (from the American Revolution and ending with . . . Map (db m46871) WM
15 Indiana, Washington County, Salem — Washington County Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m46729) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023