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Zionsville in Boone County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Road

 
 
Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, June 7, 2013
1. Michigan Road Marker
Inscription.  With proceeds from the sale of 170,580 acres of Indian land granted by the Federal Government, Indiana built its first north-south road. Surveyed 1829, passable by 1834, "completed" in 1837, its cost was $242,000.00.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 06.1966.2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 39° 58.059′ N, 86° 14.997′ W. Marker is in Zionsville, Indiana, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Road (U.S. 421) and Valley Meadow Drive, on the left when traveling north on Michigan Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zionsville IN 46077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lincoln's Stop in Zionsville, Indiana (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the Old Zionsville Inn (approx. 1.4 miles away); Original Plat Historical Block No. 8
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Patrick H. Sullivan (approx. 1˝ miles away); Maplelawn Farmstead (approx. 2 miles away); Albert Smith White (approx. 5.4 miles away); Big Four Trail (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zionsville.
 
Route of Michigan Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, June 7, 2013
2. Route of Michigan Road
Close-up of map on marker
Michigan Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, June 7, 2013
3. Michigan Road Marker
View to north along US 421
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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