Camp Morton Marker - Northeast Corner 19th and Talbott Streets

Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood

Camp Morton Marker - Northeast Corner 19th and Talbott Streets

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, United States

Created By: Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


When the Civil War began in 1861, the area was requisitioned by Governor Morton to be used as a recruiting camp (camp bounded by 19th, 22nd, Talbott and Central). Fairground buildings served as living quarters for 5,000 new soldiers, and the encampment was named Camp Morton. It is marked here with this small marker.

This area was greatly influenced by the Herron Art School students, many of whom moved here in the 1970s and helped to shape the Bohemian style of the neighborhood. Many of the homes on Talbott Street are multi-unit, which served as apartments for the art school students.

Art school alumni started the Herron-Morton Place Association in the 1970s. Today, the Talbott Street Art Fair is still active. It began in the mid-1950s and stretches all along Talbott Street each June.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood


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