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Laurel in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whetzel Trace (1818-1823)

 
 
Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) Marker
Inscription. Here Edward Toner founded SOMERSET, 1816, & operated Toner's Tavern, 1816-1823, from which rallying point pioneers started west on Jacob Whetzel's Trace to the "New Purchase" of Central Indiana.
 
Erected 1965 by Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 24.1965.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.943′ N, 85° 11.442′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Toner Street (State Road 121) and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Toner Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel IN 47024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brigadier General CSA Francis Asbury Shoup (approx. half a mile away); Ben Franklin III (approx. 4.6 miles away); Metamora Grist Mill (approx. 4.6 miles away); Canal Front Dry Goods Store (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Metamora Masonic Lodge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Van Camp's Store (approx. 4.7 miles away); Martindale Hotel (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) Marker
View to east at intersection of Main St and Toner St

1. IHB Review of Marker. The Indiana Historical Bureau in 2010 prepared a preliminary report on the marker regarding its accuracy and relevance. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 

2. History of Whetzel's Trace. From the Evergreen Photo website. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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