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Waynetown in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Bratton

Lewis and Clark Expedition Member

 
 
Lewis and Clark Expedition Member - William Bratton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 24, 2007
1. Lewis and Clark Expedition Member - William Bratton Marker
Inscription. (Obverse): Bratton (1779 - 1841) is buried in this cemetery. With U.S. Army rank of private, he joined Lewis and Clark Expedition's Corps of Discovery near Clarksville, Indiana 1803. Corps explored lands of Louisiana Purchase and Pacific Northwest.

(Reverse): Bratton's duties included hunter, blacksmith, saltmaker. He completed entire journey; discharged October 10, 1806. Settled on farm in Wayne Township 1822; held various county and township offices, including Justice of the Peace.
 
Erected 2002 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Ohio River Chapter of Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Fountain Co. D.A.R., Fountain Co. Historical Society, Pine Village Literary Club, John Culver, Barbara Haniford, Louis & Pauline McKee. (Marker Number 54-2002-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.261′ N, 87° 3.54′ W. Marker is in Waynetown, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 136 and State Road 25, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 136. Touch for map. Cemetery and Marker are located at the East Edge of Waynetown, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Waynetown IN 47990, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Side Two image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 24, 2007
2. Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Pioneer Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Potts Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hillsboro Service Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Oldest Surviving Veteran of American Revolution (approx. 7.6 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 7.9 miles away); Phanuel Lutheran Church - - Jackson Township (approx. 8.2 miles away); Soldiers Buried in "Old Town Cemetery" - Crawfordsville, Indiana (approx. 8.5 miles away); Council Grove Minute Men (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark Expedition Info. (Submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Discovering Lewis & Clark: The Expedition. Many items with interesting views. (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. "Bench Mark" (Lewis & Clark Espedition) Received::. (Submitted on October 4, 2013.)
 
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Old Pioneer Cemetery - Bratton's Resting Place. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, November 24, 2007
3. Old Pioneer Cemetery - Bratton's Resting Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,220 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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