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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Delphi, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Carroll 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 Carroll County, IN (67) Cass County, IN (5) Clinton County, IN (4) Howard County, IN (6) Tippecanoe County, IN (52) White County, IN (7)  CarrollCounty(67) Carroll County (67)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  ClintonCounty(4) Clinton County (4)  HowardCounty(6) Howard County (6)  TippecanoeCounty(52) Tippecanoe County (52)  WhiteCounty(7) White County (7)
Location of Delphi, Indiana
    Carroll County (67)
    Cass County (5)
    Clinton County (4)
    Howard County (6)
    Tippecanoe County (52)
    White County (7)
 
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1Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — "Pull Me" Boat — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Marie Harris, Ellen Hostetler and Nancy Farrier, in memory of their parents John David and Ruth Marie Hilderandt Rhine John and Ruth were both lifetime residents of Carroll County. They loved this part of Indiana and its history. In 1961 they . . . Map (db m163347) HM
2Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — An Herb Garden — Fine Flavor for Food & Medicine for the Sick — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Before You Is a Kaleidoscope of Flavors and Scents Early settlers maintained an herb garden for four reasons: Medicine, flavor for food, to provide scents for soap and for fresh flowers as well as dried flowers for year-long . . . Map (db m163307) HM
3Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Bicentennial Garden — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Bicentennial Garden was created in 2016 as a way for the Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Association to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana. With a strong focus on blues and yellows, the . . . Map (db m163258) HM
4Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Blacksmithing — Shaping Iron for Fittings to Run the Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Blacksmith Shop A Blacksmith is one who works with iron at a furnace or forge where "black” metal, heated and wrought is formed by beating and hammering into a desired shape. A "whitesmith” worked with light metals. . . . Map (db m163333) HM
5Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Broom Maker — Crafting Beautiful Objects from Broomcorn — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Broomcorn The Unique Plant Broomcorn consists of a tall stately stalk (14- 18 feet) with a brush at the top and no ears. Broomcorn is a member of the sorghum family. The only part of the broomcorn that is used is the brush. The process of . . . Map (db m163330) HM
6Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Cabin Homestead 1830s — A Source of shelter, food & economy — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Building A Home Felhng 40 or so logs in the forest 15-26 inches in diameter for the sides and ends the settler had only to add three or four shorter ones for the gables. Each end was notched to both secure one log with the next and to . . . Map (db m163318) HM
7Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Canal Boats — Life On the Wabash & Erie Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Canal Boat That Will Not Float? The Playground Boat is most like the freight boat in the above illustration. But this one has been changed to make it fun for young people's imagination. It won't float in the Canal but it will carry . . . Map (db m163259) HM
8Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Canal Bridges — Crossing the Canal in Carroll County, Indiana — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Variety of Bridges Solve Many Problems When the Wabash & Erie Canal cut through an Indiana wilderness, its 40 feet wide channel of water created challenges for those who wished to cross from one side to the other. Pedestrians, . . . Map (db m163312) HM
9Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Canal Power — Animal: The Engine of the Canal and the Farm — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Animals For Towing Canal Boats During a time before motorized power, canal boats were towed by horses or mules using heavy ropes of 100 feet or more. On the Wabash & Erie Canal towpath, one animal or more hitched in tandem, were led by a . . . Map (db m163350) HM
10Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Canal Village — Life On the Wabash & Erie Canal — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Creating a Life in the Wilderness The Canal Village is comprised of buildings constructed during the canal era. The water in back of you is the only remaining accessible and recreational watered segment of the Wabash & Erie Canal in . . . Map (db m163315) HM
11Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Carrollton on the Wabash
90 lots platted in 1836 on both sides of Wabash - Erie Canal lock.

A Post office in 1838 - 39. The lock passed canal boats into the river on the pool of the Great Dam at Pittsburg five miles below. The mules carried the towline across the . . . Map (db m35413) HM
12Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana — In Memory of Her Soldiers and Sailors
(Bronze Plaque - East Side): Erected by Carroll County Indiana In Memory of her Soldiers and Sailors ( Battles Listed on Upper Shaft ): South Side -- Shiloh / Stone River East Side -- Antietam / Gettysburg North Side -- . . . Map (db m20798) WM
13Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Commerce & Culture — Wabash & Erie Canal
The Wabash & Erie Canal ran 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana, thus providing access to New York and the East Coast via the Erie Canal and access to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi . . . Map (db m163354) HM
14Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Constructing the Wabash & Erie Canal — 468 Miles of Hard Labor — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Surveying: A Canal could not proceed along the upper Wabash until title to Miami and Potawatomi lands were transferred to the State. At the 1826 Treaty of Paradise Springs the title was conveyed. A corps of U. S. engineers was sent to Fort . . . Map (db m163309) HM
15Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Delphi
Named and platted in 1828 by Gen. Samuel Milroy, on 100 acres donated by Wm. Wilson for the seat of Carroll Co., named for Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Henry Robinson was the first settler. . . . Map (db m1154) HM
16Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Delphi
The City Beautiful. Platted in 1828 by General Samuel Milroy on land donated as the county seat by William Wilson, was an industrial center during boom days of the Indiana Canal era.Map (db m161449) HM
17Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Delphi City Hall
Delphi City Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1865Map (db m159804) HM
18Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Delphi Courthouse Square Historic District — Carroll County Courthouse
Delphi Courthouse Square Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m161448) HM
19Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Education Along The Canal — The One Room Log School House — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
How Would You Like To Sit On A Log Bench All Day? The structure before you depicts a one room log school house of 1834. If you were between the ages of 5 and 21 in rural Indiana in the 1830s you would have attended a one room school very . . . Map (db m163328) HM
20Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Fouts Kitchen And Medical Plants Garden — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Kitchen Vegetable Garden As European settlers arrived via the canal and by wagon this region was still a wilderness in the 1830s. It was essential for their survival to bring seeds and root cuttings to start their gardens in this forest . . . Map (db m163319) HM
21Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Fred Niewerth Building — Built, c. 1874
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m163203) HM
22Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Interpretive Center — A Unique Configuration of 1850's Facades — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Wabash & Erie Canal conference and interpretive center before you combines historic facades from 1850s downtown Delphi. J. H. Stewart Drugs, Callahan Boots and Lathrope Bakery fill the middle of the block in this 1850s . . . Map (db m163275) HM
23Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Irish Canal Workers Cabin
Logs were part of the railroad trestle at Pittsburgh removed in the 1930s. They became a lakeside cottage on Freeman Lake known as "The Oaks". Logs were donated by the families of: Grantham, Israel and Goyer in 2019Map (db m163338) HM
24Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Lewis Thomas Jones — (1806 - 1885) — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Lewis T. Jones, a blacksmith, and his wife Manerva arrived in Carroll County in 1850, They disembarked from the Wabash & Erie Canal at Lockport and two years later settled in Jefferson Township. One of their eight children who came with them . . . Map (db m163260) HM
25Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Little Church On The Canal — Delphi in 1889 — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A New Spiritual Anchor at Canal Park During the 1830s and 40s the Canal transformed this region into a new cultural and economic entity. This new era propelled a now confident Delphi into the mid and late 19th century. It was now ready . . . Map (db m163314) HM
26Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Loom House Weaver — The Essential Craft of the Canal Era — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Weaving for the Canal Homestead If the woodsman's axe and the long rifle were first in importance to the pioneer, the spinning wheel and the loom would rank second. In colonial America many families wove cloth for clothing. bedding, . . . Map (db m163324) HM
27Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Mentzer Tavern — Grantham's Overlook
Carrollton on the Wabash The Mentzer Tavern was built in 1840 at the north end of the Carrollton Towing Path Bridge that crossed the Wabash River. Erected by Ignatius Mentzer and George Friday, it opened as a cooper shop where barrels were made . . . Map (db m35438) HM
28Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Mule Barn
Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Inc. wishes to convey its appreciation for the contribution and vision of our friend and neighbor, Duke Energy Foundation. The completion of the Mule Barn creates a major historic site for Canal Park and . . . Map (db m163351) HM
29Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Native Plants of the Canal — Wabash and Erie Towpath Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Prairie plants like those featured here grew along the canal's towpath. Look for the featured plants as you walk the towpath. Can You Picture It? The canal landscape has changed over time. The Canal Width. The canal . . . Map (db m163261) HM
30Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — 08.1966.1 — New Purchase Boundary — (Treaty of St. Mary’s)
In October 1818, Purchasing Commissioners Lewis Cass, Benjamin Parke and Governor Johnathan Jennings acquired Indian claims on the land shown on this marker. About one-third of modern Indiana was involved in this transaction.Map (db m1152) HM
31Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Paper Mill Complex — Canal Water Powers Paper Production
Surrounded By Immense Water Power Delphi Paper Mill: George Robertson came from Scotland and established a small paper mill here in 1845. It was powered by Canal water leased by the State and parallel to the Wabash River. Enoch Rinehart . . . Map (db m163361) HM
32Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — River Travel — Travel Before the Building of Canals — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Before Canals The Wabash River illustrates how wilderness streams served as highways beginning with the early French explorers. Before the canal, rivers brought settlers to new adventures and opportunities cutting through unknown . . . Map (db m163279) HM
33Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Samuel Milroy — Child of the American Revolution
Samuel Milroy was born 1780 in Pennsylvania and is a "Child of the American Revolution". His father served as a Patriot in the war for Independence. In 1826, at the age of 46, Samuel moved to Carroll County and built a cabin, which was located on . . . Map (db m7538) HM
34Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy
Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy 1826 On the banks o' Deer CrickMap (db m7539) HM
35Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Sleeth Post Office was at McCoy's Station on the Monon R.R. — It functioned 4/14/1880 through 6/15/1907
James H. Johnson was the first postmaster. I don't know if he was the only one, but I believe he is the only one that is listed in Baker's Postal History of Indiana, 1976 (which I've consulted at the Logansport Public Library and will look at . . . Map (db m163342) HM
36Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon
. . . Map (db m20803) HM WM
37Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Broom Making Process
Broomcorn consists of a tall stately stalk with a brush at the top and no ears. Broomcorn is a member of the sorghum family. The only part of the broomcorn that is used is the brush. The process of tabling must be done because the broom- corn . . . Map (db m163332) HM
38Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Carrollton Bridge
Front The Wabash & Erie Canal meets the Wabash River Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Delphi, Indiana See Photo #2: 1844 Timber Truss Bridge The Wabash and Erie Canal authorities built the first bridge here in . . . Map (db m35445) HM
39Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Cooper — Making Barrles to Move Produce — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Cooper Shop: An Ancient Craft The Cooper trade is an old one which came to America in the 1600s and was a leader in developing and introducing machines to replace the handmade methods. Before modern plastics and cardboard materials were . . . Map (db m163326) HM
40Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Depot — Restored Depot located across from Canal Lock — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A New Home For The Depot This restored train depot was originally used by the Erie Line in Leiters Ford, Indiana. Built in the 1880s it symbolized a new mode of competition for canal travel. By the 1860s the Canal fell into decline . . . Map (db m163345) HM
41Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Guard Lock — Protecting the Canal from Flood Waters — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Guard Lock Gates Keep The Canal Safe Before you is a replica of a guard lock constructed of large cut limestone blocks. Guard locks often had only one set of gates as opposed to lift locks which always had two sets of lock gates. The . . . Map (db m163339) HM
42Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Itinerant Worker's Cabin — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
A Small Construction Camp Shanty This Canal worker's shanty is constructed of actual canal-era timbers. Plain and simple, these temporary structures provided for the workers - offering a place to sleep, argue, joke, gamble, mediate and . . . Map (db m163337) HM
43Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Paper Maker's Shop — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Papermaking developed in China around 100 AD. The process is based on using any plant fiber or cellulose based material which has been processed (beaten) and mixed with water. Cotton, hemp and linen are commonly used. The hand dipping process . . . Map (db m163316) HM
44Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Post Office At Sleeth — Wabash and Erie Canal Park Trail — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Along the Monon Tracks This building originally served as the post office in Sleeth, a rural community in Carroll County about nine miles northwest of Delphi. Sleeth was also known as McCoy's Station on the Louisville, New Albany, & . . . Map (db m163341) HM
45Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Wabash & Erie Canal — Operating The Canal
Front The Longest Canal in North America Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Delphi, Indiana The Wabash & Erie Canal extended 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana On March 2, 1827, a Congressional land grant made . . . Map (db m35449) HM
46Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — The Young Building — 1878
. . . Map (db m161332) HM
47Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Trail of Death — September 10, 1838 — "Winnemac's" Old Village —
Here at Chief Winamac's old village, about 900 Potawatomi Indians camped on their forced removal from Indiana to Kansas. A child and a man died here during the encampment. They also left behind 24 too sick to continue.Map (db m35399) HM
48Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Trails to History — Welcome to Delphi
Great Place to Visit Enjoy yourself, take your time, bring your camera and your fishing tackle, watch the clouds reflected on the Wabash, experience the spirit of a nineteenth century downtown square, walk a tree lined trail along the . . . Map (db m163356) HM
49Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Wabash & Erie Canal — Commerce & Culture — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
The Wabash & Erie Canal ran 468 miles from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana, thus providing access to New York and the East Coast via the Erie Canal and access to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi . . . Map (db m163281) HM
50Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — 08.1992.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures are still in . . . Map (db m7540) HM
51Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Wabash And Erie Canal
Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures . . . Map (db m163353) HM
52Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Welcome To Canal Park — Celebrating the Past Building for the future — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. Founded in 1974, in Delphi, Indiana, Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the stretch of the Wabash & Erie Canal located in Delphi, Indiana. Approximately . . . Map (db m163280) HM
53Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Welcome To Canal Park — Wabash and Erie Canal, Delphia, Indiana — Celebrating the Past Building for the future —
Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. Founded in 1974, in Delphi, Indiana, Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation of the stretch of the Wabash & Erie Canal located in Delphi, Indiana. Approximately . . . Map (db m163355) HM
54Indiana (Carroll County), Delphi — Welcome To Delphi — Trails to History — Wabash & Erie Canal Park Village —
Great Place to Visit Enjoy yourself, take your time, bring your camera and your fishing tackle, watch the clouds reflected on the Wabash, experience the spirit of a nineteenth century downtown square, walk a tree lined trail along the . . . Map (db m163306) HM
 
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