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Near Somerset in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frances Slocum

 
 
Frances Slocum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
1. Frances Slocum Marker
Inscription.  Captured as a child by the Delaware Indians in 1778 from her Pennsylvania home, she grew up with the Indians, married a Miami chief, and lived in Indiana till her death, 1847.
 
Erected 1968 by Indiana Society of Pioneers. (Marker Number 85.1967.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 40° 41.918′ N, 85° 54.451′ W. Marker is near Somerset, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker is on County Road 900 S, 0.2 miles west of County Road 650 W, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front of the Slocum Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerset IN 46984, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frances Slocum Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Sister Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away);
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Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers (approx. 5.8 miles away); Burial Place of Francis Godfroy (approx. 5.8 miles away); Miami Indian Mills (approx. 6.1 miles away); House of Chief Richardville (approx. 6.8 miles away); VFW Post No. 286 Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Camp Wabash (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Frances Slocum - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
Frances Slocum Marker and Slocum Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
2. Frances Slocum Marker and Slocum Cemetery
View to East Along County Road 900 S image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
3. View to East Along County Road 900 S
Headstone of Burial Site of Frances Slocum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
4. Headstone of Burial Site of Frances Slocum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on July 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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