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Indiana Historical Bureau

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MARKER UNDER REVIEW

Shakertown

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.

Keywords

Religion, Historic District, Neighborhoods, and Towns