Tag Archives: Elkhart River

Remnant of power plant in Baintertown area

Elkhart County has a nice county parks system and one of those is the River Preserve County Park. It was formed in the early 1970s after NIPSCO donated some land to Elkhart County Parks. Shown is a building that was … Continue reading

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County historical marker at Elkhart River

A field stone historical marker was put in place in 1923 by the Elkhart River just outside the small community of Benton in Elkhart County by the county historical society. This marker, still in place, signified a place where the … Continue reading

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Benton Spillway in Elkhart County

Any thorough or in-depth study of local history should involve waterways or something associated with a body of water. Early settlers, and also the Native Americans, migrated to areas near a river, creek or stream. In Elkhart County the Elkhart … Continue reading

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Sparklin Cemetery one of county’s oldest

The very old cemeteries in Elkhart County are an integral part of the county’s history. In Elkhart Township is the Sparklin Cemetery. It is on the west side of State Road 15 (which at one time was the Logansport-White Pigeon … Continue reading

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