Elizebeth Smith Friedman Memorial

About This Location

20210826 ESF Historical Marker

A historical marker in Memorial Park pays tribute to Huntington native Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a pioneering codebreaker and cryptanalyst during the first and second World Wars.

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring Friedman’s work as a cryptanalyst and her contributions to the field in April 2019, and the U.S. Coast Guard announced the naming of a ship in her honor in 2020. Friedman was born in 1892 and died in 1980 at the age of 88.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this property, please contact:

Steve Yoder
Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
634 Webster St
Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 260-356-4720
Fax: 260-358-2324