“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Metamora, Indiana

Clickable Map of Franklin County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Franklin County, IN (61) Dearborn County, IN (49) Decatur County, IN (13) Fayette County, IN (19) Ripley County, IN (31) Rush County, IN (9) Union County, IN (10) Butler County, OH (118) Hamilton County, OH (314)  FranklinCounty(61) Franklin County (61)  DearbornCounty(49) Dearborn County (49)  DecaturCounty(13) Decatur County (13)  FayetteCounty(19) Fayette County (19)  RipleyCounty(31) Ripley County (31)  RushCounty(9) Rush County (9)  UnionCounty(10) Union County (10)  ButlerCountyOhio(118) Butler County (118)  HamiltonCounty(314) Hamilton County (314)
Brookville is the county seat for Franklin County
Metamora is in Franklin County
      Franklin County (61)  
      Dearborn County (49)  
      Decatur County (13)  
      Fayette County (19)  
      Ripley County (31)  
      Rush County (9)  
      Union County (10)  
      Butler County, Ohio (118)  
      Hamilton County, Ohio (314)  
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1Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Ben Franklin III
The Ben Franklin III, launched in 1989, was designed and constructed in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Designed as a freighter, the vessel is 75’ long and has a beam (or width) of 12’. Constructed of wood and fiberglass, it holds approximately 75 . . . Map (db m164451) HM
2Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Blacksmith Shop And Cottage
Theodore N. Thorpe, wife and seven blacksmith sons settled in Metamora, in 1858, attaching a cottage to the rear of the blacksmith shop, to live in. He and his family left Pennsylvania to go to the California gold fields, but never got any . . . Map (db m159970) HM
3Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Boundary Hill — The Greenville Treaty Line in Southern Indiana — Marking the “Gore” at the Whitewater Canal —
This is the point on the line established by the Treaty of Greenville, August 8, 1795, between General Anthony Wayne and the Indian tribes of the Northwest Territory. This treaty opened southern Ohio and eastern Indiana to white settlement.Map (db m79692) HM
4Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Canal Front Dry Goods Store
Two story frame of Federal style. Built by Jonathan Banes in 1848. First known as the firm of Jenks Banes & Calvin Jones. Harry & Alvin Blacklidge 1852-57 Mahlon & Milton Gordon 1857-92 Wm. N. Gordon started banking business in . . . Map (db m44796) HM
5Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Christian Thorpe House
Christian Thorpe built this home in 1888 for his wife Sophia. Having left the Smithy he opened a hardware and implement store, with Nick Williams as a partner. They next opened an embalming and funeral parlor, the result of taking a . . . Map (db m160192) HM
6Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Duck Creek Aqueduct
An aqueduct is a bridge carrying one body of water over another. The Duck Creek Aqueduct was originally built in 1843 to convey the canal over Duck Creek 16 feet below. Flood waters in 1847 destroyed the aqueduct, which was soon replaced by the . . . Map (db m55560) HM
7Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Farmers Bank
WN. Gordon chartered as a private bank the Farmers Bank in 1910 operating out of Gordon Hall. Henry Lennard was a partner and cashier in 1923. This free standing building was built to house the Farmers Bank. the original safe still stands . . . Map (db m159963) HM
8Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Gordon's or Millville Lock #24
Gordon's, or Millville Lock #24, was one of the 56 locks on the Whitewater Canal constructed to accommodate a 491-foot drop in elevation along its course. The water level could be raised or lowered eight feet. Mitered gates at both ends of the . . . Map (db m66863) HM
9Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Harnessing the Power of Water
These engine parts once operated the mill They're part of a machine called a turbine (TUHR-bine) that used water power to operate the mill beginning in 1872. Just like a wooden water wheel, water from the canal rotated . . . Map (db m175024) HM
10Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Jackson Meat Market
This building was built crooked and is evidenced by the correction on the laying up of the brick on the upper portion of the left wall. Fire destroyed the original building. The store was built by Joe W. Jackson and housed his grocery business in . . . Map (db m164199) HM
11Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Jenks and Martindale Grocery
Alfred Blacklidge was the original owner of this building. The original building burned in 1885. In the early 1900's. Blacklidge was extending credit to surrounding sharecroppers, when bad times came, forcing many of the farmers to default on their . . . Map (db m44904) HM
12Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Jonathan Banes House
This house was built in 1845 by Jonathan Banes and his wife Marie Mount Banes. Banes was a construction contractor for the Canal in 1837. He also worked on the construction of the brick grist mill. Marie was the daughter of Metamora's founder. . . . Map (db m159966) HM
13Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Martindale Hotel
Built in 1838 by Ezekial Tyner to house his store room and counting room where he acted as agent for canal trade, housing his family in the addition to the rear. He then purchased the land from David Mount in 1841. Thomas Tague acquired the . . . Map (db m44902) HM
14Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Metamora Christian Church
Organized July 18, 1841. The oldest Christian Congregation in Franklin Co. This Church was organized as a result of a revival meeting held by Rev. Alexander Campbell, founder of the Campbellites. Services were held for a time in the upper story of . . . Map (db m2404) HM
15Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Metamora Grist Mill
In 1845, Jonathan Banes built a three-story frame cotton mill, known as Metamora Cotton Factory, on this site. Banes, a former contractor on the canal, converted the cotton factory to a flouring mill in 1856, and sold the mill to John Curry in . . . Map (db m44903) HM
16Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Metamora Masonic Lodge
This stone building, constructed in the 1840's, was owned and used by a number of families prominent in early history of Metamora. These included Martindale, Watkins, Allison and Wiley. The ground floor was a general merchandising establishment, . . . Map (db m44865) HM
17Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Metamora to Twin Locks: along the trail — Whitewater Canal Trail
The Whitewater Canal Trail follows a 2.6 mile "water level route" so it is basically level. It has a solid surface made of crushed stone, and it is suitable for walking or bicycling. The route travels along farm fields and through a . . . Map (db m163370) HM
18Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Odd Fellows Hall
Erected 1853. Built of brick, it is the only three story building in Metamora. Ground floor was a general merchandising establishment operated by 3 generations of the Gordon Family: Milton, Noble and Donald. Metamora Post Office once located in . . . Map (db m159965) HM
19Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Old Cobbler's Shop — Old Post Office
Built for Gilbert C. Van Camp about 1854, by 1861 it was the business property of Jesse and Ezekiel Washburn, the second floor of this building was the workshop of Joseph Staub, a harness and saddle maker who in the 1880's advertised boots and . . . Map (db m159962) HM
20Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Old Faulkner-Pierce Drug Store
Landmark building of the canal era. Drug store 1840 to 1916. Hardware store 1923 to 1961. Front half constructed in 1840s, as canal boats floated by. Back half built in late 1860s, after civil war. Built of rock from nearby duck creek. Bears . . . Map (db m159964) HM
21Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Passenger Pigeon Extinction
Known for flocks that darkened the sky, the passenger pigeon was once the most abundant North American bird. A population in the billions as late as 1860 was nearly zero by 1900. Communication and transportation advancements enabled market . . . Map (db m163368) HM
22Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Stable — Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Stable
These four large draft animals supply the "horsepower” for the state's canal boat. Bill and Red are Belgian sorrel geldings from Milroy, Indiana. Tony and Jerry are both Belgian blond geldings. Tony is from Hagerstown, Indiana, while . . . Map (db m163366) HM
23Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — The Carriage House
Erected in 1870's on lot #10, Eads Plat in Brookville, Ind., This Building housed Horses, Carriages and Feed until the Automobile, then used as a garage. In the Spring of 1977 it was dismantled by removing handwhittled pins which held the frame . . . Map (db m159967) HM
24Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — The Confectionary
Lucy Martindale's brothers bought this 1/3 of lot 29 and built her confectionery in 1907 she operated it until her death in 1930 when the property reverted back to her brothers in more recent years this building was the home and machine shop . . . Map (db m159968) HM
25Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Van Camp's Store
This building was built in the 1850's. Mr. Van Camp housed his drug store here, which had the front blown out by a gasoline explosion in 1851. His Mother and himself perished in this tragedy. The building on either side of this were all part of one . . . Map (db m44868) HM
26Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Water Wheel & Lock #25
Water Wheel This 12-foot breast water wheel is operational and provides the power used to operate the grist mill. From here an underground shaft enters the mill basement, where the gears and pulleys power the mill machinery on the first . . . Map (db m163367) HM
27Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — 24.19??.? — Whitewater Canal
Important waterway of pioneer commerce. Built 1836 - 47 from Lawrenceburg to Hagerstown, with branch to Cincinnati. Used until 1860. Fifteen-mile section restored by state.Map (db m44708) HM
28Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
The Whitewater Canal was one of several projects begun by the Indiana Improvement Act of 1836, which was designed to improve transportation and develop commerce state-wide. Constructed to link southeastern and central Indiana, the canal was . . . Map (db m59608) HM
29Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
The Whitewater Canal was one of several projects begun by the Indiana Improvement Act of 1836, which was designed to improve transportation and develop commerce state-wide. Constructed to link southeastern and central Indiana, the canal was . . . Map (db m66862) HM
30Indiana (Franklin County), Metamora — Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
The Whitewater Canal was one of several projects begun by the Indiana Improvement Act of 1836, which was designed to improve transportation and develop commerce state-wide. Constructed to link southeastern and central Indiana, the canal was . . . Map (db m163363) HM
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Jul. 6, 2022