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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Lawrenceburg is in Dearborn County
► Dearborn County (36) ► Franklin County (60) ► Ohio County (8) ► Ripley County (27) ► Boone County, Kentucky (37) ► Butler County, Ohio (109) ► Hamilton County, Ohio (240)
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|Abraham Lincoln made a famous pre-inaugural speech from his train platform near here Feb. 12, 1861, placing emphasis on the people's part in justice and good government. — — Map (db m20600) HM|
Captain Samuel C. Vance
Our Founder Plaque Two
In memory of Captain Vance and the pioneer families who endured the hardships of flatboat travel to reach this place in the wilderness.
They lived in log cabins . . . — — Map (db m20604) HM|
|Formed by proclamation of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison March 7, 1803. Named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War.
The third county to be formed, it was originally much larger. Its present boundaries . . . — — Map (db m22103) HM|
|In Honor of the Soldiers of
the American Revolution
buried in Dearborn County
Their names are recorded in the
County Auditor's Office
Book 29 - Page 250. — — Map (db m22174) HM|
This plaque is dedicated
in grateful remembrance
of the men of Dearborn
County who served their
Country in the Korean War.
In God we trust — — Map (db m22173) WM|
In Grateful remembrance of the boys of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the World War 1917 - 1918.
Erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana
Walter Ahrens Henry Fred Amm Elmer Andrews Hobart S. . . . — — Map (db m22203) WM|
|WORLD WAR II
For God and Country
This tablet is erected
in honor of the men who
answered their country's
call and gave their lives
for freedom — — Map (db m22175) WM|
1812 Jacob Horner buys lot #157, builds log tavern on corner.
1817 Jesse Hunt leases Horners Tavern.
1818 Hunt purchases and removes log tavern.
1819 Hunt builds first 3-story brick building in Indiana, Benj. Stockman, brick . . . — — Map (db m22033) HM|
|Born in Lawrenceburg, became a famous engineer who built the Eads Bridge arched over the Mississippi at St. Louis and jetties at New Orleans. During the Civil War President Lincoln commissioned him to design and build ironclad gunboats for the Union . . . — — Map (db m66910) HM|
|Birthplace of two Indiana Governors. Albert Gallatin Porter, eighteenth Governor (1881-1885), born here April 20, 1824, died Indianapolis, May 3, 1897; and Winfield Taylor Durbin, twenty-fourth Governor (1901-1905), born here May 4, 1847, died . . . — — Map (db m66907) HM|
1802 - - Village of Lawrenceburgh founded in the Wilderness by Capt. Samuel C. Vance
Commerce and travel are via the Ohio River. Pioneers
constructed flatboats to carry goods to New Orleans
Markets. The “Kaintucks” . . . — — Map (db m22029) HM|
Medal of Honor Citations
Pvt. William Shepherd - - May 3, 1865
Pvt. Frank Stolz - - July 9, 1894
Pvt. David H. Helms - - - July 26, 1894
Pvt. Thomas A. Blasdel - - - August 11, . . . — — Map (db m22171) HM|
|- - -( Center Section )- - -
( Center - Memorial )
+ + + THE PRICE OF FREEDOM + + +
Dedicated in Honor of All men and women
who have served in the Armed Forces and
Sacrificed Unselfishly for the Freedom of
the United States of . . . — — Map (db m22301) WM|
|Army Captain Samuel Colville Vance was a surveyor for the United States government living in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1802 he purchased all the land comprising the original town of "Lawrenceburgh." At that time the land was part of Hamilton County, . . . — — Map (db m66906) HM|
| In Memory of our Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action
Vietnam War 1959 - 1975
Dedicated July 4, 2000
Lary Dale Fogle U.S. Army PFC - - Killed in Action December 20, 1965 - Saigon, South Vietnam
Thomas George Denning U.S.M.C. LCPL . . . — — Map (db m22037) HM|
|In God We Trust
In Grateful remembrance of the men of Dearborn County who gave their lives in the Vietnam War, erected by the Citizens of Dearborn County, Indiana.
Honor Roll, first column:
William Omer Burkett Thomas Denning . . . — — Map (db m22202) WM|