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With proceeds from the sale of 170,580 acres of Indian land granted by the Federal Government, Indiana built its first north-south road. Surveyed 1829, passable by 1834, "completed" in 1837, its coast was $242,000.00.
was the first white settler in Boone County, 1823, and built the first log cabin. In 1857, he bought this site and lived here until 1872. He served in the War of 1812.
* * * World War I * * *1917 —— 1918Battle Deaths: 53,402
* * * World War II * * *1941 —— 1945Battle Deaths: 291,557
* * * Korean War * * *1950 —— 1953Battle Deaths: 33,741
* * * Vietnam War * * *196…
Jamestown War Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all Veterans of all Wars
Great is he who lays down his life for his Country in the name of Freedom.
Erected by the people in the year of Our Lord 1968
The Boone County REMC built Indiana's first electric cooperative line to the Clark Woody farm 5 miles west of this site with funds borrowed from the Rural Electrification Administration, July 22, 1935.
( Center - Engraved in Stone: )In Memory of ourBoone CountyVeteranswho Bravely Servedin Our Wars.Erected byThe American LegionBrown - Dolson Post 113Lebanon, Ind.( Left Bronze Plaque: )World War IBunnie R. Airhart · John L. Brindle ·…
In Memoryof Revolutionary SoldiersBuried inBoone County IndianaArthur Andrews 1753 - - 1834John Ferguson 1759 - - 1839William Gipson 1753 - - 1835James Hill 1745 - - 1854Henry Johns 1757 - - 1833John Leap 1735 - - 1843William Pauley 1762 - - 1838E…
Ka-wi-a-ki-un-gi Village "Place of Thorns" (Thorntown) was center of 64, 000 acre Thorntown Indian Reserve. Granted to Eel River Miamis in 1818, ceded to U.S. in 1828.
In the beautiful Eagle Creek valley of southeastern Boone County, a new town was planned on land owned by Elijah and Mary "Polly" Cross.
Convinced by Lebanon businessman William Zion, a director of the Lafayette & Indianapolis Railroad, the Cro…
Abraham Lincoln enroute to Washington as President Elect on February ll, 1861 addressed the Citizens of Zionsville at the Railroad Depot which stood on this site.