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

Madison, Indiana Historical Markers

Eleutherian College Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
Eleutherian College Marker
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2004.3 — Eleutherian College
(Side One) College developed 1854 from Eleutherian Institute, founded 1848. Thomas Craven and anti-slavery advocates in the area created and supported the institution for education of students of all races and genders. This structure, . . . — Map (db m74046) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2006.1 — Irene Dunne
Side A Born in Louisville, Kentucky 1898; after father's death, moved with family to Madison. Graduated from Madison High School 1916. After voice training in Indianapolis and Chicago, began singing professionally. Won lead in road show of . . . — Map (db m22056) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Jefferson County ( Indiana ) Civil War Memorial
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Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Jefferson County War Memorial
(Middle Panel - Top) Dedicated To the memory of these Fallen Comrades who, in answering the call to arms, paid the Price of Freedom. (Left Panel) World War I Harrison B. Buckner • William Buckner • . . . — Map (db m22318) WM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2006.2 — John H. and Sarah Tibbets
(Side One) The Tibbets provided assistance to fugitive slaves here in their home (now part of National Park Service, Network to Freedom); John piloted them to the next safe haven. Both were members of Neil’s Creek Anti-Slavery Society . . . — Map (db m74045) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Lt. General Walter Krueger
Walter Krueger, born in Prussia 1881, raised in Madison, In Attended Madison School System Rose from a Private during the Spanish-American War to Lt. General Commanding the 6th Corps. of the Army in WW II. Attended the Surrender . . . — Map (db m22059) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2004.2 — Lyman Hoyt
(Side One) Born in Vermont 1804. Moved to Jefferson County 1834, where he owned land and had several manufacturing businesses. Active in Neil’s Creek Anti-Slavery Society and in forming Liberty Party for abolition of slavery. He and his . . . — Map (db m74044) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.1992.1 — Madison Historic District
Madison Historic District, listed in National Register, 1973, in over 130 blocks contains hundreds of structures of every type, size, and period, 1812-1920, including many outstanding examples of major 19th century architectural styles. Madison is . . . — Map (db m65654) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Madison's Riverfront / Underground Railroad
Side A Madison’s Riverfront Once a bustling commercial and industrial area, Madison’s riverfront has greatly changed since the City’s founding in 1809. On these banks stood factories, mills, hotels and taverns, typical of . . . — Map (db m22775) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 39.2004.1 — Michael C. Garber
Side one Born Staunton, Virginia 1813. Purchased Madison Courier 1849; transformed it from pro-Democratic to voice for newly forming Republican Party. Promoted the Union and objected to Fugitive Slave Law. Was active in Republican Party . . . — Map (db m22055) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — 17 — Morgan Targets VersaillesJohn Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Hurriedly vacating Dupont early Sunday morning, July 12, 1863, General Morgan's 2,000 cavalrymen headed east. A Dupont resident, Thomas Stout, was commandeered as a guide. The raiders passed numerous farms destroying crops and gathering fresh . . . — Map (db m100026) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Replica of The Statue of Liberty — Madison Indiana
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America Dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a Pledge of everlasting Fidelity and . . . — Map (db m46219) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — Samuel WoodfillMost Decorated Soldier of W. W. I — Medal of Honor Recipient
In Honor of A Native Son Samuel Woodfill Major, United States Army —————— Born near Bryantsburg, Indiana June 6, 1887 Died Vevay, Indiana August 10, 1951 Buried in Arlington . . . — Map (db m22062) HM
Indiana (Jefferson County), Madison — This Shell Fired into Vicksburg
This shell was fired into Vicksburg, Miss. by Union Troops in 1863. Presented to the City of Madison by the Widow of Dr. W. A. Collins, Assistant Surgeon of the Sixth Indiana. — Map (db m22058) HM

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