A transportation center, platted 1836 along the Whitewater River, the Cumberland/National Road, and the Whitewater Canal route. Four steam railroads served the town; interurban electric railroad opened 1903. Cambridge City Historic District listed . . . — — Map (db m63949) HM
Built by John Huddleston of bricks made on this farm. Located on the old National Road now U.S. Highway 40.
The house is typical of the architecture of the period.
Pioneers going west in covered wagons found food and shelter here. . . . — — Map (db m152014) HM
Indian Boundary Line
Twelve Mile Purchase
from the Indians by the
Fort Wayne Treaty
in 1809 by
Gov. William Henry Harrison
Placed by the
National Old Trails Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution . . . — — Map (db m120639) HM
One-quarter mile south of this marker is the home of General Solomon A. Meredith, Iron Brigade Commander at Gettysburg. Born in North Carolina, Meredith was an Indiana political leader and post-war Surveyor-General of Montana Territory. — — Map (db m4122) HM
Indiana's first art pottery, a nationally-recognized product of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, was produced 1911–1955 by the Overbeck sisters. Their 1930s Federal Style house, one block south, was listed in National Register of . . . — — Map (db m265) HM
As a writer, speaker, stockbreeder, and university professor, Meredith (born 1848) encouraged women to pursue education and careers related to farm life. She inherited Oakland Farm, three blocks south, 1882. Successfully grew business and . . . — — Map (db m120302) HM
Webb Lodge No. 24, established
in 1823, leased the second floor
of this building owned by Israel
Abrahams, Centerville merchant,
and met alternately here and at
Richmond until 1827. Hiram Lodge
No. 42 also met here, 1846.
the . . . — — Map (db m139260) HM
A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . — — Map (db m69282) HM
Historic National Road
The Road That Built The Nation
The National Road--along which you now stand—arrived here in Centerville in 1832. Centerville was an early "pike town". Regularly . . . — — Map (db m69309) HM
erected in honor of the men of Center Twp.
Wayne Co., Ind. who answered their countrys call
to serve for God and humanity in the
World War 1917- 1918
by the War Mothers and Citizens of this Twp.
(94 names, 1 killed in action, 3 . . . — — Map (db m139262) WM
The Mansion House
Historic National Road Tavern
The Wayne County, Indiana, Historical Society
January 1967 by
Lola C. Beckett
who also gave her extensive collection
of regional antiquities, gathered with . . . — — Map (db m139311) HM
Old Salisbury Court House
Wayne Countys first seat of justice
Built 1811 in Salisbury
Reconstructed in 1952 on this site
The only original log court house still
standing in Old Northwest Territory
Marker presented by
Weetomp Chapter . . . — — Map (db m139137) HM
Residence of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana during the crucial years of the American Civil War, 1861-65. U.S. Senator, 1867-77. Morton was the first native-born governor of Indiana. — — Map (db m264) HM
Non-denominational academies called county seminaries opened across Indiana soon after statehood. Wayne County Seminary opened at present day Spruce and School Streets in 1829 and by 1835 offered elementary to collegiate level classes for . . . — — Map (db m120296) HM
A convention was called for by reform-minded Congregational Friends meeting at Greensboro, Henry County, January 1851. Convention held October 14-15, 1851 at Dublin adopted resolutions for political, social, and financial rights for women. Women and . . . — — Map (db m270) HM
Band organized in East Germantown; members enlisted in 1862. Assigned to the Twelfth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Fought with General Ulysses S. Grant. Marched with General William T. Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. Erected in memory of D.W. . . . — — Map (db m4668) HM
1827 1847 This house was called the "Union Depot of the Underground Railroad," and more than 2000 escaped slaves were cared for here. Tablet placed by Wayne Co. Society of Indianapolis — — Map (db m4482) HM
(Front Side): Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist, lived in Newport (now Fountain City) with his family 1826-1847. Moved from North Carolina because he and his wife, Catharine, opposed slavery. Advocated, and sold in his store, . . . — — Map (db m4480) HM
When you enter the front door, you feel like you are stepping back into 1867 to experience a visit with Milton, Susan, and their three sons, Reuchlin, Lorin, and baby, Wilbur.
Susan Wright wanted to settle down and own their own home for the . . . — — Map (db m152168) HM
The Valley Grove Cemetery
Association was organized
Jan. 1, 1876.
The original officers were -
John Wallace, President
B. F. Beeson, Secretary
John W. Ferguson, Treasurer
The Valley Grove Church was
completed on this . . . — — Map (db m120319) HM
In memory of the forty-one persons who lost their lives in the tragic downtown explosion April 6, 1968 and with everlasting gratitude to those who helped give rebirth to this city — — Map (db m21999) HM
Side A As a traveling missionary and
preacher, Quinn helped establish
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church (AME) in free and slave states
before the Civil War. He
influenced the faith, community, and
education of thousands of . . . — — Map (db m120251) HM
Civil War training camp for the then 5th Congressional District was located on the old fairgrounds. The 16th, 36th, 57th, 69th, 74th, 84th, and 124th regiments of Indiana Volunteers were organized and trained here. — — Map (db m133615) HM
Donated and built by
The Citizens of Wayne County
in grateful appreciation and eternal remembrance of
Wayne County Veterans,
of all wars, killed in action or declared missing,
who have made the supreme sacrifice
that freedom . . . — — Map (db m22002) HM
An Important Road
The National Road is a true American icon, conceived by George Washington,
authorized by Thomas Jefferson, and traveled by Abraham Lincoln.
In 1806 construction of the National Road was approved by the US . . . — — Map (db m139348) HM
Dedicated on October 28, 1928, this Madonna statue is a tribute to the pioneering
spirit of women.
In 1911 the Daughters of the American Revolution proposed a “model highway” from
Washington, DC, to Los . . . — — Map (db m139349) HM
In 1946, Indiana University joined Earlham College to form an extension center in Richmond to meet the regions educational needs. The center offered the first two years of college credit through evening classes held at the Earlham campus. In . . . — — Map (db m169254) HM
(Southwest Face) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days.
(Northwest Face) A Nation's Highway! Once a wilderness trail over which hardy pioneers made their perilous way seeking new homes in the dense forests of the . . . — — Map (db m244) HM
The Madonna of the Trail statue, commissioned by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was designed and sculpted by August Leimbach of St. Louis, Missouri. It symbolizes the courage, faith, and spirit of the pioneer mothers who . . . — — Map (db m138880) HM
A premier suffragist and advocate of womens rights, Mary B. Thistlethwaite Birdsall was the womens editor of the Indiana Farmer and in 1855 became editor and proprietor of the “Lily”, a nationally distributed magazine devoted to the . . . — — Map (db m138968) HM
On October First, 1842, in what was then an open tract in this city
square. Henry Clay, the leader of the Whig Party, delivered an
address to an immense multitude and Hiram Mendenhall, a Quaker
abolitionist, presented to him on behalf of the . . . — — Map (db m138953) HM
Upon this hallowed and
historic ground was
organized and mustered
into the volunteer service,
for the preservation of
the Union, the loyal and
patriotic men composing
the following regiments:
16th Indiana Vol. Inf.
36th Indiana . . . — — Map (db m138927) WM
In honor of those
who gave their lives
for their community
Amos Markle, Mar. 13, 1884
George Little, July 8, 1916
Elmer Stephenson, July 8, 1916
John Hennigar, Oct. 21, 1924
Police Officer's Prayer
“Lord I ask for courage . . . — — Map (db m22017) HM
Named for John Sailor, Richmond's first mayor after incorporation in 1840.
As taverns required a back entrance on a street, this alley north of Main, from 7th to 11th, was named Sailor Street.
This site is where the Starr House, noted hotel . . . — — Map (db m41478) HM
This Tablet Marks
the Boundary Line Between
Government and Indian Lands
Gen. Anthony Wayne and
Twelve Tribes of Indians
in the Greenville Treaty 1795
The Site of Salisbury
1/3 mile south east ---- the first . . . — — Map (db m120635) HM
The four boulders forming the base of this marker were the corner stones of the Bulla- Hoover school built by the first settlers in 1809, one hundred forty feet east of this spot, on the line between the Hoover and Clawson grants of land. This land . . . — — Map (db m138708) HM
On this site in 1854 Timothy Thistlethwaite and his brother-in-law Joseph Ratliff dammed the water of the river with the use of farm teams, placing large boulders at the bottom of an earth and stone fill in the river channel; this changing the . . . — — Map (db m138711) HM
A living memorial dedicated in commemoration of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II from Wayne Township
In grateful tribute to all men and women of this area who have or will serve in defense of our country
Rededicated by . . . — — Map (db m22009) WM
In 1971, the Trustees of Indiana University, with significant financial assistance from local residents, purchased land for a new campus in Richmond. Breaking ground in 1972, the main building of Indiana University East was dedicated by IU President . . . — — Map (db m169366) HM
7 Aug - 22 Dec 1942
First ground offensive in Pacific
US KIA 620 WIA 1517
Japanese KIA 30,000
Awarded Presidential Unit Citation
SSG Joseph A. Burgess 41-44
1st BN 1st Marines 1st Marine Div
LTC Crozier A. . . . — — Map (db m222154) HM WM
Considered the first lady blues singer, Hunter had a long career as a singer, a composer and an actress. She recorded for Gennett in 1924.
Donated in honor of Alberta Hunter, female pioneer who sang songs inspiring brotherhood and love, by the . . . — — Map (db m221923) HM
Artie Shaw was one of the greatest clarinetists, composers, and bandleaders of the 20th century. He made his first recordings in 1928 at the Gennett Studio in Richmond.
Dedicated to Linda Gennett Irmscher, to assure that she will be remembered . . . — — Map (db m221911) HM
It was sent to Vietnam in June 1967. It was stated at An Son
air base in Vietnam. It had over 1400 hours combat flying time.
There were more than 16,000 Huey's produced. Throughout the
Vietnam war, the Huey was used by all 5 branches of the . . . — — Map (db m222058) HM
Big Bill Broonzy recorded for the Champion label in Richmond from 1930 to 1932 and helped create the Chicago blues sound.
Donated in memory of John Lumsden, first president of Starr Piano, Inc., by Brian Henry Martin, sixth president, Pacific . . . — — Map (db m221910) HM
In 1924 groundbreaking jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke made his first recordings in Richmond for the Gennett label as a member of the Wolverine Orchestra.
Donated in memory of Henry Gennett Martin, fifth president of Starr Piano, Inc., by his wife . . . — — Map (db m221913) HM
Blind Lemon Jefferson was widely influential as a country blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. His final songs were recorded in Gennett's Richmond studio in 1929.
In honor of the music-loving family and friends of Betty Blunk and in memory of . . . — — Map (db m221901) HM
A guitarist, folk singer, and ballad collector, Bradley Kincaid was the first big country star in radio. He made his first recordings at Gennett's Chicago studio in 1927.
In loving memory of Bill and June Lingle by Paul and Pat Lingle. — — Map (db m221899) HM
As the first great Mississippi Delta bluesman, Charley Patton greatly influenced future performers. A singer and guitarist, he recorded at Gennett's Richmond studio in 1929.
Memory of Dora Bowling, and Billy and Glenna Phillips, by Rancer and . . . — — Map (db m221919) HM
Coleman Hawkins transformed the tenor saxophone from a novelty instrument into a cornerstone of jazz. He recorded with Fletcher Henderson's orchestra for Gennett in 1926.
Paul and Pat Lingle community stewards and friends of Starr-Gennett — — Map (db m221897) HM
A jazz composer, pianist and bandleader, Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington was among the most accomplished musicians of the 20th century. He recorded for Gennett in 1926.
Dedicated to Duncan Schiedt, photographer, jazz archivist and author of The . . . — — Map (db m221921) HM
Ernest Pop and Hattie Frost Stoneman, along with their children, became famous in broadcast country music as the Stoneman Family. Ernest and Hattie recorded for Gennett in the mid-1920's.
Donated in loving memory of Lizeta Campbell Johnson by . . . — — Map (db m221918) HM
Thomas Fats Waller was a gifted jazz pianist and singer as well as a versatile, prolific and influential composer. He recorded for Gennett in 1924.
In memory of Roland H. Doc Cutter, mayor of Richmond, 1956-1963. Donors: Nancy Cutter Turula, . . . — — Map (db m221917) HM
A superb arranger, bandleader and pianist, Fletcher Henderson helped create big band jazz. He recorded for Gennett in New York City with Coleman Hawkins in 1926.
Donated in memory of Sam Meier, historian and Starr employee, by the Starr-Gennett . . . — — Map (db m221914) HM
Early country music star Gene Autry first recorded for the Gennett label in 1929. Many of his recordings were issued on Gennett's Champion label.
Donated in memory of Harry Gennett Jr. by his family — — Map (db m221916) HM
[Side one] This sign marks the north wall of the
studio's reception room and engineering
office, a 20 x 30 foot space. To the right
was a small waiting room that led to the
studio entrance door. Just outside the
door lay the railroad . . . — — Map (db m221890) HM
Thomas A. Dorsey recorded blues for the Gennett label from 1928 to 1930, using the name Georgia
Tom. After 1932 he was most famous for writing and performing gospel music.
Donated by First Bank Richmond — — Map (db m221893) HM
A Canadian, Guy Lombardo founded a perennially popular dance band known as the Royal Canadians. Their first recordings were made in Gennett's Richmond studio.
Donated in memory of Alice Lumsden (wife of Henry Gennett), by Roseanne Karlebach . . . — — Map (db m221895) HM
In 1925 native Hoosier Hoagy Carmichael made his first recordings in Richmond for the Gennett label and first recorded his famous song Stardust for Gennett in 1927.
Donated in memory of Harry Gennett, third president of Starr Piano, Inc., by . . . — — Map (db m221925) HM
A gospel singer, composer and publisher, Homer Rodeheaver was evangelist Billy Sunday's music
director for twenty years. He recorded for Gennett from 1921 to 1924.
Dedicated to Harry Leavell, faithful and trustworthy friend of the Gennett family . . . — — Map (db m221924) HM
In 1923 Jelly Roll Morton recorded in Richmond for the Gennett label with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings and on solo piano, recording many of his celebrated original songs.
Donated in memory of Rose Gennett Martin, fourth president of Starr Piano, . . . — — Map (db m221920) HM
Lawrence Welk is best known for the television program, The Lawrence Welk Show, but he made his first recordings in Richmond for the Gennett label in 1928.
Donated in memory of Clarence Gennett by his family — — Map (db m221904) HM
Johnson was among the great blues performers of the 1920's. Best known for his guitar playing, he also played violin, piano, and celeste on anonymous recordings for Gennett in 1927.
Donated in loving memory of Ruth Gennett Roller, Cousin Bunny . . . — — Map (db m221906) HM
In 1923 jazz legend Louis Armstrong made his first recordings in Richmond for the Gennett label as a member of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.
Donated in memory of Henry Gennett, second president of Starr Piano, Inc., by Brian Henry Martin, sixth . . . — — Map (db m221898) HM
The New Orleans Rhythm Kings made their recording debut at Gennett's Richmond studio in 1922. Their work influenced famous jazz musicians such as Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, and Jimmy McPartland.
Dedicated to Florence Dingley Gennett (wife of . . . — — Map (db m221915) HM
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In 1925, Charles Henry Pace organized the Pace Jubilee Singers. Recording for Gennett in 1927-28, this Chicago group was among the first to record gospel hymns composed by African Americans.
Donated in honor of my loving mother, Laurel Gennett . . . — — Map (db m221903) HM
In 1922 jazz cornetist Loring Red Nichols made his recording debut in Richmond. His many later releases from Gennett's New York studio anticipated a remarkably productive career.
Dedicated to Wayne Vincent, restorer of the Gennett Mansion and . . . — — Map (db m221912) HM
you are on
for here burns
freedom's holy light
A memorial to the
American Revolutionary War
War began April 9, 1775
War ended September 3, 1783
Memorial Dedicated November 11, 2020
Nicklaus T. . . . — — Map (db m222144) WM
In 1924 Sidney Bechet recorded for Gennett in New York with the Red Onion Jazz Babies. He is most famous for playing clarinet and soprano saxophone.
Donated by West End Bank, S.B. — — Map (db m221909) HM
The Gennett recording studio once stood on this spot. A division of the Starr Piano Company, Gennett Records produced phonograph records from 1916 until the Great Depression. The recording studio was a long, rectangular building once used as a kiln . . . — — Map (db m221902) HM
The Starr Piano Company began operations on this site in the 1870's. The company gained an international reputation for Starr pianos, phonographs, and its recording division, Gennett Records.
The building with the Gennett Records parrot logo . . . — — Map (db m221926) HM
A skilled banjo player and master showman, Uncle Dave Macon was the earliest celebrity of the Grand Ole Opry. He recorded for Gennett in 1934.
Donated by Primex Plastics Corporation — — Map (db m221905) HM
Vernon Dalhart began recording for Starr Piano in New York. He recorded many sides for Starr Piano and Gennett and was the best selling early country artist of the 1920's.
Donated in memory of Fred Gennett by his family — — Map (db m221907) HM
The Forgotten War
United Nations Allies
South Korea United States England France Canada Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Greece Australia New Zealand Turkey Thailand Philippines Colombia Ethiopia . . . — — Map (db m222076) WM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dedicated June 02 2001
Duty Honor Country
It is one thing to say it another to live it
Curtis L. Foster 06 Jun 65 Jon D. Vannatta 18 Aug 65 Karl E. Klute+ 14 Mar 66 Jesse F. Wages 16 . . . — — Map (db m222068) WM
Songwriter and radio music host Wendell Hall played many instruments, but most notably the ukulele. His first recordings, made at Gennett's Richmond studio in 1923, helped popularize the "uke."
Honoring Mrs. Henry Gennett Martin (Laurel), . . . — — Map (db m221894) HM