“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Centerville, Indiana Historical Markers

Early Masonic Hall Marker image, Touch for more information
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2019
Early Masonic Hall Marker
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Early Masonic Hall
Webb Lodge No. 24, established in 1823, leased the second floor of this building owned by Israel Abrahams, Centerville merchant, and met alternately here and at Richmond until 1827. Hiram Lodge No. 42 also met here, 1846. erected by the . . . — Map (db m139260) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2013.1 — George Washington Julian
(Side One) A political leader defined by his moral convictions, Julian (1817-1899) advocated for abolition, equal rights and land reform, during a period marked by slavery, Civil War, monopolies, and discrimination against blacks, . . . — Map (db m69282) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Historic National Road / Make History, Drive ItThe Road That Built The Nation
(Side One) Historic National Road The Road That Built The Nation Pike Towns The National Road--along which you now stand—arrived here in Centerville in 1832. Centerville was an early "pike town". Regularly . . . — Map (db m69309) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Honor RollWorld War I
Honor Roll erected in honor of the men of Center Twp. Wayne Co., Ind. who answered their country’s call to serve for God and humanity in the World War 1917- 1918 by the War Mothers and Citizens of this Twp. (94 names, 1 killed in action, 3 . . . — Map (db m139262) WM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — John Scott, 1793 (?)-1838
John Scott, 1793 (?)-1838 Pioneer Journalist, Centerville editor and publisher of Indiana Gazetteer dedicated by Indiana East Chapter SPJ, Sigma Delta Chi October 22, 1978 — Map (db m139136) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Mansion House
The Mansion House Historic National Road Tavern Built 1837 Presented to The Wayne County, Indiana, Historical Society January 1967 by Lola C. Beckett who also gave her extensive collection of regional antiquities, gathered with . . . — Map (db m139311) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — Old Salisbury Court House
Old Salisbury Court House Wayne County’s first seat of justice Built 1811 in Salisbury Reconstructed in 1952 on this site The only original log court house still standing in Old Northwest Territory

Marker presented by Weetomp Chapter . . . — Map (db m139137) HM

Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.1962.1 — Oliver P. Morton Home
Residence of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana during the crucial years of the American Civil War, 1861-65. U.S. Senator, 1867-77. Morton was the first native-born governor of Indiana. — Map (db m264) HM
Indiana (Wayne County), Centerville — 89.2018.1 — Wayne County SeminaryOld School Site on the National Road
Side A Non-denominational academies called county seminaries opened across Indiana soon after statehood. Wayne County Seminary opened at present day Spruce and School Streets in 1829 and by 1835 offered elementary to collegiate level classes for . . . — Map (db m120296) HM

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