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 IN.gov image State of Indiana Historical Bureau Markers - Allen County Markers - see IN.gov Google map locations
Camp Allen 1861-1864
Camp Allen
Philo T. Farnsworth
Home of Philo T. Farnsworth
Gronauer Lock No. 2
Gronauer Lock No. 2
Site of Hardin's Defeat
Site of Hardin's Defeat
Fort Miamis
Fort Miami
Wabash & Erie Canal
Wabash & Erie Canal
Photos link to HMdb.orgphotos 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
1794 Fort
1794 General Wayne's Fort
Duck Creek
Duck Creek Marker
Earliest Railroad
Earliest Railroad
Early Park
Early Effort to Build Park
First Americans
First Americans
First French Fort
First French Fort - First Playground
Flood Retention Walls
Flood Retention Walls
The Floods
The Floods
Fort Miamis
Fort Miamis
Fort Wayne Trail
Fort Wayne - Fort Dearborn Trail
French Fort
Last French Fort
Fur Traders
The Fur Traders and Military at Fort Wayne
Gronauer Lock
Gronauer Lock
Emerine Hamilton
Emerine Hamilton
Hamilton Women
Hamilton Women
Harmar's Ford
The Battle of Harmar's Ford
Headwaters Park
Headwaters Park
Jail Flats
Jail Flats
Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed
Kekionga
Kekionga
Battle of Kekionga
Battle of Kekionga
League Park
League Park
Little Turtle
Chief Little Turtle Park
Little Turtle
Little Turtle
Meshekinnoquah
Meshekinnoquah
Miami Legend
Miamia Legend of Sandhill Crane
Old Well
Old Fort Wayne Well
Pirogue Landing
Pirogue Landing
Wabash Portage
Maumee Wabash Portage
 

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

Historic Landmarks of Fort Wayne on Preserve Indiana

Indiana Historical Bureau and on Facebook

Indiana State Historical Markers photos on flickr

Indiana Landmarks

National Parks Service list of National Historic Landmarks in Indiana lists only the Allen County Courthouse July 31, 2003 thanks to INHometownLocator

Waymarks has over 100 markers within 100 km of here

Wikipedia List of National Historic Landmarks in Indiana

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