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MUSEUMS & LANDMARKS
MUSEUMS
North Manchester Center For History
Center for History
 
122 E Main Street, North Manchester
260-982-0672
Run by the North Manchester Historical Society, the museum includes a timeline dating back to 1820, a prehistory exhibit, traveling exhibits, and many more interesting artifacts from North Manchester.
Dr. James Ford Historic Home
 
177 W Hill Street, Wabash
260-563-8686

The Dr. James Ford Historic Home, a restored 19th Century physician’s home and surgery center, invites you to experience the daily lives, personalities, and activities of the Dr. James Ford family in the years before, during and just after the Civil War. Tours by appointment only.

Wabash County Historical Museum
 
36 E Market Street, Wabash
260-563-9070

With two floors of interactive exhibits, an extensive research and archive area, and a spacious meeting room, this museum is one of our county’s great treasures.

LANDMARKS
Hanging Rock
 
4552 E Hanging Rock Road Division Road, Lagro
260-637-2273

The Acres Land Trust property, located on the southern bank of the Wabash River, near the town of Lagro, contains an impression natural exposure of fossilized coral reef dating from the Silurian Periodsome 400 million years ago. The limestone reef deposit rises 75 feet above the river and is being undercut by it, giving the site its “hanging” appearance.

St Patrick’s Catholic Church
 
940 Main Street, Lagro
260-563-4750

Built in 1870 by Irish immigrants, this breathtaking church speaks for itself. Victorian Gothic style, the original bell and organ are still in use.

Wabash-Erie Canal – Kerr Lock
 
Washington Street Lagro
260-563-7171

There were four locks near Lagro. The Kerr Lock, the McDonald Lock, the Ditton Lock, and the Hayes Lock. They were named after their locktenders. Locktenders were the people that took care of the locks.

North Manchester Covered Bridge
 
400 S Mill Street, North Manchester
260-982-0672

The North Manchester Covered Bridge, constructed in 1872, is one of the two remaining covered bridges which span the Eel River in Wabash County, Indiana.

Thomas Marshall House
 
409 N. Market Street, North Manchester
260-982-0672

Thomas R. Marshall was our Nation’s 28th Vice President. Tour this historic home located in charming North Manchester, Indiana.

Roann Covered Bridge
 
6000 Roann Lukens Lake Road, Roann

Where there once were twenty-nine covered bridges in Wabash County, the Roann Covered bridge is now one of the only two remaining covered bridges in the county.

Stockdale Mill
 
6071 N 800 W, Roann
765-833-2019

The Stockdale Mill is a historic grist mill built between 1855 and 1857. The mill is powered by a 202 ft. long dam that spans the Eel River. Open Saturdays for FREE tours from 12 PM to 4 PM, come explore 3 and 1/2 stories of history! The last tour of 2022 is October 15th!

The Honeywell House
 
720 N Wabash Street, Wabash
260-563-2326

The Honeywell House, home of the late Mrs. Mark C. Honeywell, is a nonprofit cultural center owned and operated by the Honeywell Foundation.

Paradise Spring Historical Park
 
351 E Market Street, Wabash
260-563-4171

Paved walkway through historic log cabins on the site where the Treaty at Paradise Spring was signed. Also was once a main hub for the Big Four Railroad.

Wabash County Courthouse & Abraham Lincoln Monument
 
1 W Hill Street, Wabash
260-563-0661

First Electrically Lighted city in the World: “From the towering dome of the Court House at 8 PM on March 31, 1880, burst a flood of lights that made world history.”

LaFontaine Veterans’ Memorial
 
103 W Branson Street, La Fontaine

This memorial is a point of pride for the LaFontaine community. The memorial stone features an eagle, bomber planes, and soldiers in action. It reads: “Dedicated to all the men and women who have honorably and faithfully served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America” Insignias from all service branches and a POW/MIA insignia to honor those still unaccounted for, are featured at the base of the stone.

Hero Memorial in Wabash County
Hero Memorial
 
801 S Wabash St, Wabash

The permanent memorial site includes three 7’ stainless steel obelisks with decorative caps and a dedication plaque. Each pillar was fabricated locally by Schlemmer Brothers Metal Works and has the ability to display a total of 756 names. In addition to the hero nameplates, decorative stars and quotes highlighting patriotic service have been incorporated into the design.

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