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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > Jacob Whetzel Trace Jacob Whetzel Trace

Location: SR 9, 4.5 miles north of Shelbyville. Missing. (Shelby County, Indiana)


ID# : 73.1951.1


A trail from Whitewater River at Laurel to White River at Waverly crossed here. Blazed in 1818 by Jacob Whetzel. It was the first east-west road into the "New Purchase" of central Indiana.


Transportation, Early Settlement and Exploration