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Lafayette in Knox County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fraker's Grove

 
 
Fraker's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
1. Fraker's Grove Marker
Inscription.  In this area stood a Potawatomi village when Michael Fraker arrived from Kentucky about 1830. With kindness and understanding he negotiated a peaceful settlement with the Indians and became the first permanent settler in northeastern Knox County. His grave is about one-half miles south of this point.
 
Erected 1963 by The Descendants of Michael Fraker and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 41° 6.335′ N, 90° 0.239′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Illinois, in Knox County. Marker is on Illinois Route 17, 0.6 miles west of Golf Course Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette IL 61449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop Hill (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lincoln in Stark County (approx.
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7.3 miles away); Bishop Hill Colony Historic District (approx. 8.9 miles away); 1851 Carpentry Shop (approx. 8.9 miles away); Abraham Lincoln in Kewanee (approx. 10.3 miles away); “Woodland Palace” (approx. 14.1 miles away); Henry County Veterans Memorial (approx. 16.9 miles away); Ira R. Palmer (approx. 16.9 miles away).
 
Fraker's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
2. Fraker's Grove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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