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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rochester, Indiana
Location of Rochester, Indiana
► Fulton County (16) ► Cass County (5) ► Kosciusko County (34) ► Marshall County (23) ► Miami County (8) ► Pulaski County (6) ► Starke County (4) ► Wabash County (37)
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|The Edward J. Fansler Pathways, originally named the Rochester Pathways, were conceived in 1993 by Mayor Edward J. Fansler. The first of three phases stretches from E. 8th Street through the Fulton County Airport grounds. The Pathways was completely . . . — — Map (db m72586) HM|
|Rev. Benjamin Marie Petit, of the City of Rennes, France, arrived as the Catholic missionary to the Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana in November 1837. By June 1838, he had learned much of their difficult language and their culture, and had . . . — — Map (db m35500) HM|
| Since its organization in 1836 Fulton County has erected three Courthouses to be the seat of its government.
The first was built in 1837 directly west of the present Courthouse. It was wooden, 24x20 feet in size and cost $750. The Second, . . . — — Map (db m35857) HM|
|In memory of those that have given their lives serving their Country. — — Map (db m35491) WM|
|In 1893 a public spirited group of businessmen and educators decided that Rochester, Indiana, was a strategic location for a Normal College. Those who spearheaded the promotion were Dr. W. S. Shafer, Prof. George Suman and Prof. W. H. Banta. The . . . — — Map (db m35490) HM|
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In honored memory of the Fulton County men whose lives were lost in the Service of their Country at time of war. Our debt to them is boundless. Our gratitude undying.
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|Cincinnatus Heiner "Joaquin" Miller, who gained fame in Oregon as America's "Poet of the Sierras", lived from 1848-52 in Newcastle township of Fulton County. His family's home and the rude schoolhouse where he attended classes taught by his father, . . . — — Map (db m72512) HM|
|Extending from Michigan City to the Ohio River at Madison. Begun by the state in 1832 with funds obtained from sale of land granted by the Potawatomi Indians. Opened northern part of state to settlers. — — Map (db m35346) HM|
| On September 5, 1838, nearly 850 Potawatomi Indians marched single file through Rochester on the forced removal from Indiana to Western Territory (Kansas). Three chiefs were transported in a jail wagon: Menominee, Black Wolf, and Pepinewa. There . . . — — Map (db m35501) HM|
|17[Daughters of American Revolution Logo] 76
In memory of the Revolutionary War Soldiers
buried in Fulton County
John Johnson Samuel Lane — — Map (db m35497) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m35347) HM|
|In memory of Fulton County Citizens who harbored fugitive slaves on their way to freedom in Canada. In Indiana, the underground railroad began along the Ohio River in 1850. After the Fugitive Slave Law was passed requiring citizens to help capture . . . — — Map (db m37667) HM|
|Site of the first death of an Indian child on forced removal of Potawatomies Sept. 5, 1838. — — Map (db m35397) HM|
of the Fulton County sons
who gave their lives
in the World War
that America might live
Clarence Oren Benge John W. Black Earnest V. Burns Claud Everett . . . — — Map (db m35492) HM|
| Built in 1834 by William Polke, first white settler in Fulton County, this is the oldest and first frame house in the county and the first frame house built north of Wabash River. It was called the White House and was a stagecoach inn on the . . . — — Map (db m35327) HM|