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Near Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Buffalo Trace

 
 
Looking North East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Looking North East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker
Difficult to photograph due to deep ditch with water in it.
Inscription.  Crossed White River at a nearby ford. It was made by migrating buffalo herds. The trace ran from Vincennes to Louisville and was the only through trail in pioneer days.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 63.1966.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNatural FeaturesNotable PlacesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.544′ N, 87° 17.27′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Indiana, in Pike County. Marker is on State Road 61 north of Riverwood Drive, on the right when traveling north. located at the White River (Gray Memorial Bridge). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg IN 47567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pike County War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); June 2, 1990 Tornado Memorial (approx.
Looking South East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Looking South East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker
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1.3 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wabash and Erie Canal Completed 1853 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 10 miles away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 10.3 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Looking North - - The Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. Looking North - - The Buffalo Trace Marker
Looking East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Looking East - - The Buffalo Trace Marker
Long to the North - - The Buffalo Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Long to the North - - The Buffalo Trace Marker
Note the marker to the right of the white rocks - in the shaded area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022