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Elkhart in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Elkhart River Old Indian Trail

 
 
Elkhart River Old Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
1. Elkhart River Old Indian Trail Marker
Inscription. The old Indian trail which followed the Elkhart River, turned here to the northwest, and connected the “Miamis Fort” with “Fort St. Joseph”.

From the time of the French and Indian War in 1755 to 1763, up to the settlement of this section in 1830, this trail was the main thoroughfare between Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Niles, Michigan, where these forts were then located.

To preserve and perpetuate the record of the old trail, this marker has been erected in the Year of 1935, by the Elkhart Historical Society of Elkhart, Indiana
 
Erected 1935 by Elkhart Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 41.445′ N, 85° 57.652′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker can be reached from E. Jackson Boulevard east of Marine Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart IN 46516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.G. Conn Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rivers for Industry (approx. half a mile away); Village of Pulaski (approx. half a mile away); The Rivers and the Native Americans
Elkhart River Old Indian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
2. Elkhart River Old Indian Trail Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Silas Baldwin Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Rivers for Recreation (approx. half a mile away); Island Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ruthmere (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhart.
 
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View to East Along E. Jackson Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
3. View to East Along E. Jackson Boulevard
Elkhart River behind marker
View to Southeast Across E. Jackson Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
4. View to Southeast Across E. Jackson Boulevard
View to Northwest from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
5. View to Northwest from Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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