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Near Rochester in Fulton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Road

 
 
Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
1. Michigan Road Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  Extending from Michigan City to the Ohio River at Madison. Begun by the state in 1832 with funds obtained from sale of land granted by the Potawatomi Indians. Opened northern part of state to settlers.
 
Erected 1949 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 25.1949.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Potawatomi Trail of Death series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 41° 6.344′ N, 86° 13.228′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Old US Highway 31 north of County Road E 350 N, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester IN 46975, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Indian Village Chippewa-Nung (here, next to this marker); Father Petit and the Potawatomi 'Trail of Death' (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Polke House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fulton County War Memorial
Obverse Side - - Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
2. Obverse Side - - Michigan Road Marker
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Joaquin Miller (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); W. W. I War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Looking North - - Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
3. Looking North - - Michigan Road Marker
The Tippecanoe River can be seen in the back-ground. The Michigan Road Marker sits near a Potawatomi - Trail of Death marker.
Wide View North - - Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 5, 2010
4. Wide View North - - Michigan Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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