Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana Historical Markers
These markers are photo links to the Indiana Historical Bureau site and The Historical Marker Database with additional photos and historical information available for most markers. They are marked on the Indiana state Google map or HMDB Google Map.
|Photos link to State of Indiana Historical Bureau Markers - Allen County Markers - see IN.gov Google map locations|
|Camp Allen 1861-1864
||Philo T. Farnsworth
||Gronauer Lock No. 2
||Site of Hardin's Defeat
||Wabash & Erie Canal
| Photos link to photos by Dale K. Benington, William Fischer Jr., Christopher Light, and Julie Szabo
on HMdb.org Indiana Markers and Fort Wayne HMdb.org Markers - see HMdb.org Google Map for locations
|First French Fort
||Flood Retention Walls
||Fort Wayne Trail
|Battle of Kekionga
The ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage) and The History Center Walking Tour
Did you know that there is a walking trail tracing Fort Wayne’s history free and open to the public all year long? It follows blue, red and white street signs over four separate routes and is complete with a self-guided tour map available from ARCH or the History Center. Featuring historical markers that describe the significant sites in the region, this unique walking tour is a 1994 Bicentennial Celebration lasting legacy gift to the citizens of northeastern Indiana. All in all there are four trails: The Central Downtown, West Central, South Central and the Kekionga or Lakeside neighborhood taking in the rich heritage of our region. The markers that describe the various stops are oriented for pedestrian viewing, so walking the Trail may be a better plan than trying to sightsee from a car window. Read the rest of this tour information copied from under the heading Side Bar near the bottom of the blog article, go to The Hall Community Arts Center May 2, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog
by Tom Castaldi.
The Anthony Wayne statue, moved in 1973 to Freimann Square, originally contained three bronze plaques, executed by George Ganiere.
Timothy E. Doyle, who was a local artist and stone carver, rescued the bronzes in 1985 when the granite base was scrapped. Julie R. Waterfield purchased the bronze plaques and donated them to the ACPL [Allen County Public Library]. See photos and read more about The Anthony Wayne Statue posted April 29, 2013 by Nancy McCammon-Hansen
Who Put That There?
There’s a great little book entitled “Who Put That There” that can serve as a guide for exploring Fort Wayne’s history. The book was written by students at St. Jude Catholic School in 1998 with an Historic Preservation Grant from the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, the Indiana Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. By Nancy McCammon-Hansen
January 3, 2011 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog.
See also A short historical tour of central Fort Wayne published June 28, 2013 by Nancy McCammon-Hansen on the History Center Notes & Queries blog. History markers going digital QR codes give walking trail added smartphone dimension by Ron Shawgo published September 2, 2013 on The Journal Gazette.net newspaper.
Along the Heritage Trail Mark the spot Where history happened September 2011 by Tom Castaldi mentions a few of the local markers
Indiana State Historical Markers photos on flickr
Waymarks has over 100 markers within 100 km of here