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Near Whiteland in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whetzel Trace

 
 
Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
1. Whetzel Trace Marker
Inscription.  Jacob Whetzel’s 1818 Trace from Laurel on Whitewater to White River, and the Madison Trail crossed near here. Here Whetzel made camp while cutting the Trace. In 1822 Daniel Loper built the first cabin in Clark Township here.
 
Erected 1973 by Hermann Henry; Max R. Fitzpatrick; Maurice V. Johnson; Henry C. Vaught; Louise L. Norton; Judy Vaught; Nelson D. Jones; A. F. Lowe & F. D. Bradley Families; Mervill Alexander; Myron D. Vaught; Chelsea Dinn.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 39° 34.116′ N, 86° 1.45′ W. Marker is near Whiteland, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is on Hurricane Road (County Road 400E) north of Tracy Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whiteland IN 46184, 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. Glade-Dobbins Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Heck-Hasler House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Proctor Park (approx. 4.6 miles away);
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J. T. Polk Canning Co. (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Birthplace of Banking in Greenwood (approx. 5½ miles away); James T. and Laura Polk Community House (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Church, School and Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Reverse View - - Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
2. Reverse View - - Whetzel Trace Marker
Wide View - - Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
3. Wide View - - Whetzel Trace Marker
Wide Reverse View - - Whetzel Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 13, 2013
4. Wide Reverse View - - Whetzel Trace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.

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