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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Anderson, Indiana

Clickable Map of Madison 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> Madison County, IN (66) Delaware County, IN (46) Grant County, IN (120) Hamilton County, IN (65) Hancock County, IN (11) Henry County, IN (37) Tipton County, IN (8)  MadisonCounty(66) Madison County (66)  DelawareCounty(46) Delaware County (46)  GrantCounty(120) Grant County (120)  HamiltonCounty(65) Hamilton County (65)  HancockCounty(11) Hancock County (11)  HenryCounty(37) Henry County (37)  TiptonCounty(8) Tipton County (8)
Anderson is the county seat for Madison County
Anderson is in Madison County
      Madison County (66)  
      Delaware County (46)  
      Grant County (120)  
      Hamilton County (65)  
      Hancock County (11)  
      Henry County (37)  
      Tipton County (8)  
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1 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — "Pioneer Rock"Dedicated to God
Near this spot in 1905 Enoch and Noah Byrum, A.J. Byers and J.B. Martin, leaders of the Church of God and officers of the Gospel Trumpet Company in Moundsville, West Virginia, knelt to dedicate this 40 acre tract as their new headquarters. After . . . Map (db m168903) HM
2 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson Carnegie Library
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m231410) HM
3 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson High School World War I Monument
To the memory of those members of the Anderson High School who were engaged in the world’s conflict for freedom. Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his country. “Doc,” Davis · Dr. George . . . Map (db m168951) WM
4 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson Speedway
Originally named Sun Valley Speedway, Joe Helpling built this track in 1947 and was first raced on July 2, 1948. Since, some of racing's best have run here, including, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Tony Stewart, and multiple . . . Map (db m231411) HM
5 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Anderson's First Gas WellJohn Porter – Driller Reported missing
Near this site, on land donated by John Hickey, the discovery of natural gas on March 31, 1887 ushered Anderson into the Gas Boom Era. A well 847 feet deep gushed forth the plentiful fuel that changed an ordinary town into a center of industry, . . . Map (db m231409) HM
6 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Bob Carey
1932 National Racing Champion, Bob Carey, was born in Anderson on September 28, 1904. While working at Robert Roof's race shop here in town, young Carey developed a passion for speed and competition, and pleaded for an opportunity to drive. Once . . . Map (db m168898) HM
7 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — 76000029 — Historic West Eighth Street
This shaded boulevard, once named Anderson Street, remains a legacy of this city's Gas Boom Era. Bound by German St. (now 7th) on the North and Washington St (now 9th) Southward, the homes of this District attest to the people and events that have . . . Map (db m1163) HM
8 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — 76000028 — Madison County Historic Home
The home is located on Lot 3 of the original plat presented by President Monroe in 1823 as Andersontown by William Conner, son-in-law of Chief Kikthawenund (Chief Anderson). Here Captain John Berry built a log cabin. In 1865 Alfred Makepeace erected . . . Map (db m233) HM
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9 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Madison County Veterans Memorial
In honored memory of those who served our country They gave their today for our tomorrow Veterans, Fraternal and Civic Organizations and the People of Madison County In remembrance of those who served Geo H Hockett . . . Map (db m168950) WM
10 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Madison County Veterans' MemorialViet-Nam Panel 9
( Panel - - W. W. I - “A - Z” ) In memory of Madison County Veterans who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in W. W. I ( Row One ) Carl Abel • Sim Anderson • Henry Auler • Clarence Austin • Forrest Baker • Benjamin . . . Map (db m82425) WM
11 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Old Main
Old Main was constructed in 1905 by workers of the Gospel Trumpet Company to provide housing for their families. Timbers came from the St. Louis World's Fair. Building blocks were made by hand on the site. It became the birthplace of Anderson . . . Map (db m168892) HM
12 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Paramount Theatre
[Top] Paramount Theatre Building built 1929 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Bottom] The Paramount Heritage Foundation wishes to . . . Map (db m231404) HM
13 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Public Square
This Public Square was part of Chief Anderson's Delaware Indian Village. In 1827, thirty acres were donated to Madison County by John and Salley Berry to relocate the county seat from Pendleton to Anderson. The remaining acreage was sold by the . . . Map (db m232) HM
14 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — R&R Racing
By the early 20th century automobile racing had captured the imagination of the country. At thousands of county fair dirt tracks young drivers, in home built cars, battled weekly for fame and glory. Robert M. Roof was one such youngster. Roof's . . . Map (db m175556) HM
15 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Ray Harroun
Ray Harroun will be remembered always as the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. But, despite the acclaim that historic victory brought, he considered himself first and foremost, an engineer. He raced simply to prove his ideas practical . . . Map (db m168873) HM
16 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — Remy Electric Company
In 1896 Frank & B. Perry Remy assumed use of a 14’ by 20’ shack at the S.W. corner of 12th & Meridian where a workforce of twenty manufactured magnetos and dynamos of Perry’s design for gasoline engines. Incorporated as Remy Electric Co. in 1901, . . . Map (db m168891) HM
17 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Anderson Street RailwayChartered August 19, 1887
At this site Anderson's original street railway line extended northward to the PanHandle Railroad depot located at Main and Fifth Streets. Two mule-drawn street cars, each seating twenty persons; first operated over the 3-mile route on the evening . . . Map (db m40733) HM
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18 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Bronnenberg House
German immigrant Frederick Bronnenberg arrived in this area with his wife, Barbara, and several children in 1821. While traveling to Illinois, one of the oxen in their team gave out nearby. The Bronnenbergs decided to make their home here, in . . . Map (db m62127) HM
19 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The First Methodist Church in Anderson Was Built Here
—1827–1977— The pioneer Methodist Church of Anderson began meeting in homes in 1821 and was organized as a congregation in 1827. Their first primitive log church was on the southwest corner of 11th and Delaware Streets. In 1849 a . . . Map (db m231) HM
20 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Great Mound
The outer embankment of this earthwork was constructed about 160 B.C. by the Adena people. Later, the Hopewell people added a small mound containing four human skeletons, cremations, bone awls, pottery shards, projectile points and a platform pipe . . . Map (db m1226) HM
21 Indiana, Madison County, Anderson — The Moravian Mission
In commemoration of The Moravian Mission to the Indians maintained on White River south of this spot 1801- 1806 Erected by Kikthawenund Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1913Map (db m168946) HM
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Feb. 24, 2024