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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Decatur, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Adams County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Adams County, IN (24) Allen County, IN (123) Jay County, IN (5) Wells County, IN (11) Mercer County, OH (95) Van Wert County, OH (69)  AdamsCounty(24) Adams County (24)  AllenCounty(123) Allen County (123)  JayCounty(5) Jay County (5)  WellsCounty(11) Wells County (11)  MercerCountyOhio(95) Mercer County (95)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)
Decatur is the county seat for Adams County
Decatur is in Adams County
      Adams County (24)  
ADJACENT TO ADAMS COUNTY
      Allen County (123)  
      Jay County (5)  
      Wells County (11)  
      Mercer County, Ohio (95)  
      Van Wert County, Ohio (69)  
 
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1Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Adams County Peace Monument and Veterans Wall of Honor
Thomas Archibold Pennsylvania Pvt - Capt Bell’s Co Revolutionary War 1755 - ✝ - 1837 James Ball Sgt - Col Bakers MD Regt Revolutionary War 1751 - ✝ - 1834 George Emery Capt - Col . . . Map (db m211665) WM
2Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Adams County Veterans Memorial
Honoring the men and women of Adams County who served in the Armed Forces of The United States World War I ——— World War II Korean ————— Vietnam and all other . . . Map (db m54629) WM
3Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Adams County Veterans Memorial
1967 Carey Wellenberger • 1967 William E. Allison • 1969 Boyce D. Phillips • 1968 Stephen E Breiner • 1969 Duane Glandis • 1969 Merlin C Beer From the years 1965 to 1975 there were 58,000 Americans who lost their lives. Out . . . Map (db m211669) WM
4Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Cat With Attitude — Decatur Sculpture Tour —
2021 People's Choice Award "The inspiration for this sculpture was provided by all the stray neighborhood cats that would visit at night. This is a representation of how they react upon seeing us…" Artist: Greg Summers Fremont, Indiana in . . . Map (db m211677) HM
5Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Charles A. Dugan Mansion
This Charles A. Dugan Mansion Circa 1902 has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m211618) HM
6Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Decatur Rotary Club
Chartered: June 8, 1917 Charter Members Avon Burk, President • J. O. Sellemeyer, Vice President • Arthur Suttles, Second Vice President • Oscar Hoffman, Secretary • Arthur Holthouse, Treasurer • Ashbaurcher, A. R. • Bell, C. . . . Map (db m211674) HM
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7Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Decatur The County Seat — Adams County Historical Sites — American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 —
Decatur was selected as a County Seat on May 18, 1836. The founders were Samuel Rugg and Thomas Johnson. Decatur was surveyed by Jacob Hofer. The land for the site was owned by Thomas Johnson. Decatur was selected by a special county board comprised . . . Map (db m211666) HM
8Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — For Which It Stands — Artist: James Haire Fort Collins, Colorado — Gifted to the Cityoby Anonymous Donor —
"For Which It Stands was commissioned by the Mayor of Itasca, Illinois to be placed in front of the flag pole outside the City Hall. I had an idea for two children to be pledging the flag. When I photographed the children, Eric, who was three, . . . Map (db m211691) HM
9Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Gene Stratton-Porter
In Memory of Gene Stratton - Porter Author of The Girl of The Limberlost, The Song of the Cardinal, Freckles and other nature stories. Who came to Decatur as a bride and in this County, at Geneva, on the banks of the . . . Map (db m54643) HM
10Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Depot
This Train Station Circa 1902 has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m211617) HM
11Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — John Lingenfelter — Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
Maybe it was foretold that Pennsylvanian born John Lingenfelter would become one of racing's most legendary engine builders. The gifted son of a mechanic, John began working on cars almost as soon as he could hold a wrench. A move to Indiana to . . . Map (db m168283) HM
12Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Last One In — Decatur Sculpture Tour —
"Last one in is a rotten egg' is a phrase we often shouted in the summertime. Particularly when racing for the rope while swimming." Artist: James Haire Fort Collins, ColoradoMap (db m211675) HM
13Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Let Freedom Ring — Artist: James Haire Fort Collins, Colorado — 2015 DST. People's Choice —
"I was commissioned by the Village of Elk Grove, Illinois to create a memorial for four soldiers killed in the Afghan-Iraq war. They wanted a memorial that was more about family and honor, hence the children and lack of weapons. The soldier wears . . . Map (db m211690) WM
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14Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Scouting A Path To The Future
James Haire, a Colorado Artist, was commissioned to create this life-sized bronze sculpture in honor of the Scouts and Leaders of Adams County. The piece depicts not only the practical skills instruction adult volunteers provide to young scouts . . . Map (db m211619) HM
15Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Site of the Decatur home of Author and Naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter — Adams County Historical Sites
From 1886-1888 Gene Stratton-Porter and her husband Charles Porter lived in a two story woodframe house at this location. Not long after the birth of their only child, Jeanette, the Porters moved to Geneva.Map (db m211678) HM
16Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Sow Above, So Below — Decatur Sculpture Tour —
"First card in a traditional Tarot deck, The Magician represents the ancient mystical principle "As Above, So Below." This sculptural "card" portrays The Magician's looping figure-eight infinity symbol with kinetic flipping heads, representing . . . Map (db m211693) HM
17Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — The First County Jail — Adams County Historical Sites — American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 —
The first county jail was built in the Southwest Corner of the Courthouse Square and was used until 1868. It was built of double hewn logs: two rooms up, two below at a cost of $325.00. The court house could wait, but the jail had to be built. The . . . Map (db m211620) HM
18Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — The First Election 1833 — Adams County Historical Sites — American Revolution Bicentennial 1776 - 1976 —
The first election was held in 1833 at the Jeremiah Roe home. Samuel Rugg was appointed Justice of the Peace, David McKnight was appointed first Sheriff. The first County Election was held June 23, 1836. The officials were: . . . Map (db m211668) HM
19Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — 01.1977.1 — The Wayne Trace
General Anthony Wayne and the Legion of the United States passed this way on October 30, 1794, in route from Fort Wayne to Fort Greenville, ending the western campaign against the Indian Confederacy. The Legion spent the previous night camped 2.6 . . . Map (db m29620) HM
20Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — To our pioneers — 1836 - 1936
To our pioneers and those who came after them this tablet is gratefully dedicatedMap (db m199742) HM
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21Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. MaineMap (db m211664) HM WM
22Indiana (Adams County), Decatur — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served and sacrificed for our country in all wars and conflictsMap (db m211679) WM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022