Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
William Polke House
Erected 1976 by Polke's Descendents, Fulton County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 41° 6.522′ N, 86° 14.468′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on U.S. 31 south of County Road W 375 N, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Fulton County Museum grounds just south/west of the large Museum building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 E 375 N Rochester, Indiana, Rochester IN 46975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 3.2 miles away); W. W. I War MemorialRevolutionary War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fulton County Courthouses (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . .
1. "William Polke House / Stagecoach Inn"::. (Courtesy of Official Web-Site "Potawatomi - Trail of Death Association" Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana.) This article has other details and a photo of re-enactors. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" (Shirley Willard / Rochester, Indiana) is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. Official Web Site - - Foulton County Historical Society::. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.