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

The Wayne Trace

 
 
The Wayne Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
1. The Wayne Trace Marker
Inscription.  General Anthony Wayne and the Legion of the United States passed this way on October 30, 1794, in route from Fort Wayne to Fort Greenville, ending the western campaign against the Indian Confederacy. The Legion spent the previous night camped 2.6 miles N.N.W. of here.
 
Erected 1977 by The Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 01.1977.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 40° 50.546′ N, 84° 51.716′ W. Marker is in Decatur, Indiana, in Adams County. Marker is on North 400 East 0.1 miles from East North (U.S. 224), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6608 North 400 East, Decatur IN 46733, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gene Stratton-Porter (approx. 3.4 miles away); Adams County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Adams County Peace Monument - Honor Rolls
The Wayne Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
2. The Wayne Trace Marker
View looking north of the historical marker and the roadway that heads off in the direction of General Wayne's encampment some 2.6 miles to the NNW.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Indian Reservation (approx. 6.3 miles away in Ohio); Willshire, Ohio (approx. 7˝ miles away in Ohio); Here Lies Robert Nesbitt / The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio (approx. 10.8 miles away in Ohio); Robert Nesbit (approx. 10.8 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Adams County Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Also see . . .  IHB Review. The Indiana Historical Bureau has prepared a preliminary report reviewing the marker for accuracy and relevance. The report states, "No source has been located that would corroborate that Wayne's Legion camped 2.6 miles NNW of the marker's location." (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
The Wayne Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
3. The Wayne Trace Marker
View looking south of the historical marker in the right foreground and of the intersection with US 224, 0.1 miles to the south in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,843 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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