Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jeffersonville, Indiana
Jeffersonville is the county seat for Clark County
Jeffersonville is in Clark County
Clark County(32) ► ADJACENT TO CLARK COUNTY Floyd County(36) ► Jefferson County(73) ► Scott County(22) ► Washington County(15) ► Jefferson County, Kentucky(349) ► Oldham County, Kentucky(20) ► Trimble County, Kentucky(4) ►
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Construction on the $4.7 million George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge started in June 28 and took just over a year to complete with the opening being held October 31, 1929.
President Herbert Hoover attended the dedication of the bridge which . . . — — Map (db m186830) HM
In 1887, the Louisville and Jeffersonville Bridge Company formed to serve as a recelevership in the creation of the Big Four Bridge, which was built to carry the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis Railway.
On December 15, 1893, . . . — — Map (db m186834) HM
Big Four Railroad Bridge was converted into a pedestrian/bicycle path in 2013. The bridge was originally built in 1895 to provide rail access for freight and passengers between Jeffersonville and Louisville. It was closed in 1969.
The distance . . . — — Map (db m186839) HM
Forty-two workers perished during construction of this bridge, which was built between 1888 and 1895. Through the years, the bridge has been hailed as a monument to those who lost their lives.
In 1929, a new bridge was built inside the old . . . — — Map (db m186837) HM
Site of Jefferson General Hospital, the third largest hospital in the United States during the Civil War. Under Dr. Middleton Goldsmith's command it served over 16, 000 patients. — — Map (db m46647) HM
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Civil War Cemetery
On this site, 1861 - 1865, are buried several hundred Union and Confederate Soldiers. Killed in the Western Campaign. Lack of interest from distant families allowed deterioration of the wood grave . . . — — Map (db m46670) WM
The flood of 1937 was the largest flood known in the modern era in the Louisville area.
The Ohio River stretched to be 10 miles wide, with 70% of Louisville submerged and 90% of Jeffersonville. Estimated damage was $250 million which translates . . . — — Map (db m186840) HM
(General LaFayette) was the official guest of the State of Indiana at Jeffersonville on May 12, 1825 at the house of Former Governor Posey on the West corner of Front and Fort Streets. He was welcomed by the Governor of the the State, by a . . . — — Map (db m46696) HM
Side A Emancipation Proclamation (1863) did not free slaves in Kentucky. In April 1864, Hannah Toliver, a free black woman living in Jeffersonville, was arrested for aiding a fugitive slave from Kentucky. In May, she was convicted and . . . — — Map (db m100710) HM
In January 1937 the Ohio River flooded, causing damage to nearby towns in Ohio, Indian, Kentucky, and Illinois. At one point during the crisis, the entire river, 981 miles long, was above floodstage. Thousands of people lost their homes, and . . . — — Map (db m186824) HM
Howard's Shipyard, Barmore Shipyard, French Brothers and later the Sweeney Brothers Shipyard and Foundry all put Jeffersonville on the map as the premier builder of steamboats. Howard's Shipyard also built a number of the LSTs during World War II. . . . — — Map (db m186829) HM
Located on 10th Street, the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot was built 1871-74 on land donated by the city to the Federal government.
It served from the Indian Wars of the 1870s through the Korean War and made many contributions to America, . . . — — Map (db m186827) HM
Named in honor of
Luther Fairfax Warder
Mayor of Jeffersonville, six (6) terms
(1875 – 1883 ) – • – (1887 – 1891)
He converted the small town into a prosperous, progressive city, was foremost in bringing the . . . — — Map (db m46767) HM