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Near Matthews in Grant County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Village of Trask
 
The Village of Trask Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
1. The Village of Trask Marker
 
Inscription. Trask, like other pioneer villages, served an important commercial, social, and educational role for early settlers. The post office (1846-1901) marked the start and end of Trask's official existence. As travel improved, such villages disappeared or remained as residential communities like Trask.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Matthews Lion Club, Matthews Order of Eastern Star & Descendants of Trask, and Isaac G. Carter. (Marker Number 27.1995.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.376′ N, 85° 31.381′ W. Marker is near Matthews, Indiana, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of Indiana Route 26 and S. Wheeling Pike, on the left when traveling east on State Route 26. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairmount IN 46928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Covered Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cumberland Covered Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); J.W. Patterson House (approx. 6.7 miles away); West Ward School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Blackford County Revolutionary War Heroes (approx. 8.4 miles away); Blackford County Civil War Honor Roll (approx. 8.4 miles away); Blackford County W.W. II Honor Roll (approx. 8.4 miles away); Blackford County Courthouse (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Matthews.
 
The Village of Trask Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Duane Hall, March 14, 2013
2. The Village of Trask Marker
At northwest corner of intersection of
State Route 26 and Wheeling Pike
 

 
Also see . . .  IHB Review of Marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau is reviewing the marker for accuracy and relevance. Their preliminary report states "the marker text is broad, so that this marker does not just commemorate Trask, but also the hundreds of other villages and small towns across Indiana that ceased to exist". (Submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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