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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Location: US 41 southbound & CR 1100 N/Gauger Road, 1 mile north of Oaktown. Formerly listed as being in Sullivan County (77.1966.1) (Knox County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 42.1966.1

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First settlement, 1808-1812, of a religious society of celibates known as Shakers. The four hundred members of this communal group occupied 1, 300 acres seven miles west of Carlisle.


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