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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Clickable Map of Montgomery 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> Montgomery County, IN (30) Boone County, IN (19) Clinton County, IN (8) Fountain County, IN (52) Hendricks County, IN (20) Parke County, IN (41) Putnam County, IN (34) Tippecanoe County, IN (57)  MontgomeryCounty(30) Montgomery County (30)  BooneCounty(19) Boone County (19)  ClintonCounty(8) Clinton County (8)  FountainCounty(52) Fountain County (52)  HendricksCounty(20) Hendricks County (20)  ParkeCounty(41) Parke County (41)  PutnamCounty(34) Putnam County (34)  TippecanoeCounty(57) Tippecanoe County (57)
Crawfordsville is the county seat for Montgomery County
Crawfordsville is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (30)  
      Boone County (19)  
      Clinton County (8)  
      Fountain County (52)  
      Hendricks County (20)  
      Parke County (41)  
      Putnam County (34)  
      Tippecanoe County (57)  
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1 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — All Veterans in War and Peace
This monument is erected in appreciation and dedicated to the memory of all Veterans who served our country in War and PeaceMap (db m58388) WM
2 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Cradle of Basketball
Side “A” In 1892 the game of basketball was brought to Crawfordsville from its birthplace in Massachusetts by Rev. Nicholas McCay, General Secretary of the Crawfordsville YMCA that was located on this site in what would . . . Map (db m41945) HM
3 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2009.1 — Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie LibraryFirst Carnegie Library in Indiana
Side one In 1897, the Current Events Club, like many women’s clubs during this era, helped organize city’s public library. Andrew Carnegie donated $25,000 in 1901 for library building construction; city provided land and annual . . . Map (db m18825) HM
4 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Dorothy Madden Hobson LutherNaturalist and Ornithologist
This 11.8 acre tract was the homesite of Dorothy and Frederic. It is a gift to Shades State Park in her memory by the Estate of Frederic Luther. Dorothy Madden Hobson, 1905-1999, a native of Parke County, Indiana, was Chief Naturalist at Turkey . . . Map (db m43705) HM
5 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2020.1 — Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite1831-1892
Physician and women's rights leader Dr. Mary Wilhite was born and raised in Montgomery County. She graduated from Penn Medical University in Philadelphia in 1856 and opened a practice in Crawfordsville, making her one of the fist trained female . . . Map (db m177694) HM
6 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Elston Memorial HomeCol. Isaac C. Elston Home
Small Upper Brass Plaque - by Front Door: This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. United States Department of Interior. Large Middle - Brass Plaque In Memory of the Soldiers of the . . . Map (db m9396) HM
7 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Federal Land Office
Public lands from the New Purchase of 1818 were sold from Ambrose Whitlock's cabin located on this site. Whitlock, who platted Crawfordsville in 1823, was receiver for the Federal Land Office until 1829. Williamson Dunn was register for the . . . Map (db m13274) HM
8 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2012.1 — Henry S. Lane
(front) Lane (1811-1881) began political career as a state legislator, 1837. Served in U.S. Congress, 1840-43 and 1861-67. In 1860, as a part of a Republican Party Strategy to win state offices, Lane was elected governor and served two days . . . Map (db m199965) HM
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9 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Howdy Wilcox
Howard Samuel “Howdy” Willcox, the winner of the 1919 Indianapolis 500, was born in Crawfordsville on June 24, 1889. Drawn to auto racing, “Howdy” became one of the brightest stars of the dynamic new sport. His intense talent, charismatic charm, . . . Map (db m175826) HM
10 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1962.1 — Lane Place Reported missing
Home of Henry S. Lane (1811-81), Congressman, Governor, and Civil War senator. Chairman of the first Republican National Convention, 1856, he was a strong supporter of Lincoln and the Union.Map (db m231407) HM
11 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1963.1 — Major General Lew Wallace1827–1905
As Indiana’s adjutant general he organized the state for war. He saw action at Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Monocacy. Later served as governor of New Mexico Territory and minister to Turkey. Author of Ben Hur.Map (db m992) HM
12 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.2000.1 — Montgomery County Rotary Jail
This jail and sheriff’s residence built 1882. First rotary jail built in U. S. constructed to plans based on patented design of William H. Brown and Benjamin F. Haugh of Indianapolis. In use until 1973. Opened as museum and restoration begun 1975. . . . Map (db m46566) HM
13 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
(Front Side - in Stone): Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead Mexican War 1846 - 1948 Men Enrolled 98 War for the Union 1861 - 1865 Men Enrolled 2,971 Spanish American War 1898 Men Enrolled 264 (Under . . . Map (db m9394) WM
14 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Otto Schlemmer Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of The InteriorMap (db m9125) HM
15 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Saint John's Episcopal Church
1837 Indiana's Oldest Episcopal ChurchMap (db m9398) HM
16 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana
This Memorial erected in Memory of the following soldiers who are buried in this Cemetery. The exact location of some are unknown. ——————————— Revolutionary War Thomas Mason • . . . Map (db m13280) WM
17 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Spanish American War MemorialCrawfordsville - Montgomery County Indiana
(Left Side - Entry) (Small Stone) April 26, 1898 (Large Stone) Remember the Maine Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898 - - - - - - - (Right Side - Entry) (Small Stone) July 4, 1902 (Large . . . Map (db m18838) WM
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18 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — 54.1995.1 — Speed Cabin
Site of house reputed to be a stop on the "Underground Railroad." Reconstructed cabin, which was portion of house owned by John Allen Speed, now located on grounds of Lane mansion. Speed, active in abolitionist movement, was Mayor of Crawfordsville, . . . Map (db m3870) HM
19 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — The Elston Homestead
Built in the year 1835 by Major Isaac Compton Elston. A soldier in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. He was then in his thirty-ninth year, a pioneer merchant, banker and financier. Presented to Wabash College by Major Elston's grandson, Isaac . . . Map (db m6427) HM
20 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Veterans of All Wars
In Sacred Honor Lest We ForgetMap (db m58162) WM
21 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church
In 1824, Presbyterians worshipped together for the first time in Montgomery County in an unfinished log cabin. Expressing their religious mission through education, Presbyterians founded Wabash College in 1832 and the county's first free preschool . . . Map (db m9126) HM
22 Indiana, Montgomery County, Crawfordsville — Wabash College Students who Served in the Civil War
~∮ ~∮ ~ ~ Roll of Honor ~ ~∮ ~∮ ( Row One ) ~ ~ ~ Major Generals ~ ~ ~ Lewis Wallace ▫ Edward R. S. Canby ▫ Joseph J. Reynolds ~ ~ ~ Brigadier Generals ~ ~ ~ John C. Black . . . Map (db m57968) WM
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Apr. 18, 2024