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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Evansville, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh County, IN (17) Gibson County, IN (28) Posey County, IN (15) Warrick County, IN (59) Henderson County, KY (50)  VanderburghCounty(17) Vanderburgh County (17)  GibsonCounty(28) Gibson County (28)  PoseyCounty(15) Posey County (15)  WarrickCounty(59) Warrick County (59)  HendersonCountyKentucky(50) Henderson County (50)
Evansville is the county seat for Vanderburgh County
Evansville is in Vanderburgh County
      Vanderburgh County (17)  
ADJACENT TO VANDERBURGH COUNTY
      Gibson County (28)  
      Posey County (15)  
      Warrick County (59)  
      Henderson County, Kentucky (50)  
 
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1Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Albion Fellows Bacon1865-1933
*A Founder of The Working Girls Association in 1907, which became The YWCA of Evansville in 1911* *Early twentieth century advocate of housing and social reforms on local, state and national levels* *Crusader for welfare of women and . . . Map (db m116887) HM
2Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Charlie Wiggins
Charles Edwin Wiggins, born in Evansville on July 15, 1897, would become America’s most acclaimed African American racing driver. Charlie grew up poor. His father was a coal mi er, and after his mother died when he was nine, Charlie shined shoes . . . Map (db m175997) HM
3Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Civil War Camp
During the time of the Civil War local home guard mobilized in Sunset Park to protect the city from impending rebel raids and attacks from hostile gunboats operating on the Ohio River.Map (db m88982) HM
4Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Evansville African American Museum Founder’s MarkerRemember & Reflect
"The reason I asked EHA for the deed to a building in Lincoln Gardens was the fond memories I had of Lincoln Gardens and Lincoln Avenue. In the Spring of 1997 I took a missionary trip to Africa were I visited an area where a community of Black . . . Map (db m176026) HM
5Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Holy Trinity Parish Sesquicentennial1849-1999
Holy Trinity Parish was established in 1849 to serve a German-American population. One hundred years later in 1949 its status was changed from a German “national” church to a territorial parish. It is the oldest . . . Map (db m116889) HM
6Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.2020.1 — Lincoln Gardens
Side A- African Americans settled in Evansville in the early 1800s and established a vibrant community here in Baptisttown by 1890. Segregation and discrimination led to a section of overcrowded, dilapidated buildings. With citizen support, city . . . Map (db m176003) HM
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7Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.1999.1 — McCurdy - Sears Building
Built in 1920 for financier and philanthropist William H. McCurdy (1853-1930), president of Old National Bank. Constructed of reinforced concrete with poured concrete floors, employing architectural developments newly pioneered for industrial . . . Map (db m47820) HM
8Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — McGary's Burial GroundTo Honor
Located in the vicinity of N.W. Fourth and Vine Streets, this cemetery is the earliest documented cemetery in Evansville-ca. 1816-1829. In the 1818 donation enlargement to Evansville, Colonel Hugh McGary, Jr. reserved a one-acre parcel here for a . . . Map (db m186931) HM
9Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Ohio River Levee
Side 1 U.S. Congress passed flood control acts 1936-1938 after disastrous floods, including one on Ohio River when water crested at 53.7 feet in Evansville January 31, 1937. This project authorized August 1937; U.S. Army Corps of . . . Map (db m88987) HM
10Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Refugee Camp
During the Civil War refugees who had fled from their homes were cared for here at a camp known as Blackford’s Grove, consisting of 16 acres; bounded by Washington, Powell, Parrett and Garvin Streets.Map (db m176048) HM
11Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.2007.1 — Sheriff's Residence and Jail
Side ‘One’ Vanderburgh County formed, Evansville named county seat 1818. This castle-like structure was completed 1890 for county’s fourth jail and second sheriff’s residence. Stone exterior has step-gables, projecting turrets, crenellated . . . Map (db m65225) HM
12Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — The Short Lived Canal
On March 2, 1827, Congress provided a land grant to encourage Indiana to build the Wabash & Erie Canal. The original plan was to link the navigable water of the Maumee with the Wabash through the seven mile portage at Fort Wayne. Work began five . . . Map (db m48241) HM
13Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Underground Railway Station
This is a site of an Underground Railway Station during the Civil War period. Runaway slaves were secretly hidden until they could be relayed to similar stations further north.Map (db m176049) HM
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14Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Vanderburgh County World War I Honor Roll
Service Star Legion War Mothers Gresham Chapter Erected this marker in 1926 in memory of Vanderburgh Co. Boys who gave their lives in the service of the • • 1917 • • • World War • • • 1918 • • ( Row One ) . . . Map (db m48103) WM
15Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Vanderburgh County World War II Honor Roll
Dedicated to the Heroes of Vanderburgh County of World War II ( Panel - - One ) ( Row One ) Hans Aabel • Pascal Abney • James Ambler • Leroy R. Angel • Jesse Leo Appel • John L. Bailey • Newell R. Bailey • James R. Bain • . . . Map (db m48289) WM
16Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — Wabash and Erie Canal
The original survey provided that the Canal should divide at this point, one arm continuing to Second Street (never completed), the other following Fifth Street to the small basin located where the old court house now stands.Map (db m176034) HM
17Indiana (Vanderburgh County), Evansville — 82.1947.1 — Wabash and Erie Canal
Completed from Lake Erie to Evansville, 1853. Used till 1865. Passing from 5th St. to 1st Ave., canal widened into basin for docks covering part of this square.Map (db m47817) HM
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022