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Huntington, Indiana Historical Markers

 
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By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
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Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Burk's Lock — 1835-1873
The canal boat "Indiana" docked here on the evening of July 3, 1835, opening the Wabash and Erie canal to traffic from Fort Wayne to Huntington. This was the first section of the canal opened in Indiana. John Burk, for whom the lock was named, was a . . . — Map (db m7546) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1973.1 — Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall
(Side 1) Canal Landing on Washington Street. The Huntington Landing started 120 feet west on Washington St and continued to the lock at Cherry St. The Wabash & Erie canal was 4 feet deep and 100 feet wide as this point. Other locks . . . — Map (db m65223) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Chief Francis La Fontaine — (Topeah) 1810-1847
In 1840 the Miami Indians agreed to move from the upper Wabash area to eastern Kansas. Francis La Fontaine was his tribe’s last principal chief. After leading his people west in 1846, he died at Lafayette, Indiana, en route to his home. The body was . . . — Map (db m76449) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Civil War Memorial - - Monument City Cemetery
(Front or East Side): Ripley Wyckoff - - Co. A. 13. Indy. Cavalry - - Died Feb. 13, 1865 Enoch Morgan - - Co. G. 34. Regt. Ind. Vols. - - Died May 22, 1862 Theodore Ellis - - Co. E. 47. Regt. Ind. Vols. - - Died Aug. 22, 1863 Daniel . . . — Map (db m10343) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1979.1 — Drover Town
Drover Town, the first addition south of the Little River was platted Aug. 22, 1857 by Henry Drover. It included about 20 of his 160 acres of woodland. Family first names were given to the streets. Additional subdivisions followed. Huntington's . . . — Map (db m55693) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Ex Parte Milligan
In a landmark decision on April 3, 1866, the United States Supreme Court overturned the conspiracy against the national government conviction of Huntington attorney Lambdin P. Milligan (1812-1899). This decision, rising out of the Civil War, set a . . . — Map (db m71300) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1972.1 — Forks of Wabash
The junction of the Wabash and Little rivers, 100 yards south, was the western terminus of the Maumee-Wabash long portage and, in 1835, of the first section of the Wabash and Erie Canal. During the 18th century French and English traders passed this . . . — Map (db m45118) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — General James R. Slack — 1818 - 1881
James R. Slack was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on September 28,1818. He moved to Indiana in 1837. He was admitted to the bar on his 22nd birthday and moved to Huntington. Two years later he was elected county auditor, an office he held for 9 . . . — Map (db m45099) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1966.1 — Home of Chief Richardville
Jean Baptiste Richardville (Pe-she-wah), 1761-1841 last great chief of the Miamis, made the forks of the Wabash his principal residence. His mother was the influential Tau-cum-wah sister of Chief Little Turtle. — Map (db m7541) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington County Civil War Memorial
1861-1865 Give honor to the more than 1800 men of this county who wore the blue. Remember 208 of her sons who gave their lives to preserve the Union. Erected by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Champion Hill, Camp17 & . . . — Map (db m128433) WM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington County War Memorial
Dedicated to the heroes of Huntington County who bravely fought in the great wars.

To the men and women who gave their lives on land, sea, and in the sky that mankind might live in freedom.

Left Plaque: Dedicated in Honor of all those . . . — Map (db m45124) WM

Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
Dedicated in Memory of Our Fathers Grand Army of the Republic By the Indiana Department Daughters of Union Veterans Of the Civil War 1861 - - 1865 19th Convention June 13, 1933 — Map (db m76450) WM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington High School
This site served Huntington as both Huntington High School (1918 -1970) and Crestview Jr. High School (1970 - 1998) for a period of 82 years. Many distinguished citizens graduated from these schools and went on to serve their community and . . . — Map (db m45138) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Huntington Veterans Memorial
In 1922, the Common Council of Huntington and members of the Huntington American Legion Post NO. 7, were moved by the passion of profound Americanism to forever perpetuate the memories of the war dead whose names are now and shall ever be part of . . . — Map (db m129262) HM WM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1979.3 — Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River
(Side 1) Huntington's Ford and First Bridge Pioneers forded Little River From Charles Street diagonally across just below the Island to the Court House. A dugout canoe, when hailed, carried pedestrians across for 50 cents. . . . — Map (db m65224) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War.
In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. Charles S. Beard • Homer Glenn Fisher • Elmer Leroy Fysoa • Carl William Grossman • Lewis Alden Haller • Edward Emerson Hasty • Edward D. Hoover • Robert McNeil Mayne . . . — Map (db m46897) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — James Danforth Quayle
On August 19,1988, this beautiful court house square was host to 12,500 residents and visitors gathered to witness the first rally of the successful presidential campaign of George Herbert Walker Bush and Huntington's favorite son and 44th Vice . . . — Map (db m46992) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — John R. Kissinger — 1877 - 1946 — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient "Quiet Hero - Few Know His Name"
John R. Kissinger, who lived in Huntington in his latter years, became the first volunteer to subject himself to the bite of an infected mosquito (1900) in an experiment to identify the cause of "Yellow Jack" (Yellow Fever). This successful . . . — Map (db m45205) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Old Treaty Grounds — 1795-1846
Map (db m7542) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Side one Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.S.C.D. Dr King advocated for better dental education, preventative dentistry and free dental care for children. As member of Committee on Dentistry Council of National Defence, he mobilized dentists for . . . — Map (db m128421) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Rock House
The first permanent hotel of Huntington was built of stone on this site by General John Tipton in 1835. Standing on the bank of the Wabash and Erie Canal, it was a commercial, political and social center. From 1862 to 1872 it housed one of the first . . . — Map (db m7547) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — Samuel Huntington — 1731 -- 1796 — Signer of the Declaration of Independence
This city, township and county were named for Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and important political figure in the Revolutionary War era. Records indicate the name was given by Elias Murray, Huntington's nephew, when he . . . — Map (db m71299) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — 35.1979.2 — The “Lime City”
Huntington, the “Lime City.” so named for its many limestone quarries and kilns, the first kiln being built in this vicinity by Michael Houseman in 1843 or 1844. By 1885 there were 31 kilns in operation: eight were perpetual kilns, the . . . — Map (db m7544) HM
Indiana (Huntington County), Huntington — The Huntington County Courthouse — Erected 1904 - 1906 — Neo - Classical J.W. Gaddis, Architect
. . . — Map (db m46987) HM

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