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Waverly in Morgan County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whetzel Trace

 
 
Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. Whetzel Trace Marker
Inscription.  A Trail from Whitewater River at Laurel terminated here at the Bluffs of White River. Cut in 1818 by Jacob Whetzel, it was the first east-west road into central Indiana.
 
Erected 1955 by National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Indiana. (Marker Number 55.1957.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 39° 33.192′ N, 86° 16.49′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Indiana, in Morgan County. Marker is on Old State Road 37 North, 0.1 miles south of Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville IN 46151, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bargersville School (approx. 6 miles away); Samuel Moore (approx. 6.7 miles away); Indiana State Flag
Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Whetzel Trace Marker
View to north along Old State Road 37 North
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(approx. 6.7 miles away); Providence (approx. 6.8 miles away); Two Cent Road and Three Notch Road (approx. 7½ miles away); Proctor Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Hopewell Flag (approx. 9.1 miles away); Big Spring (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
MacKenzie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
3. MacKenzie Cemetery
Jacob Whetzel is buried here
Burial Site of Jacob Whetzel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
4. Burial Site of Jacob Whetzel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of refurbished marker. • Can you help?

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Jul. 3, 2022