Jacob Whetzel Trace

Location: Marker No Longer Standing. Replaced by 73.2011.1 Whetzel Trace.

Installed 1951 Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 73.1951.1

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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.

Keywords

Transportation, Early Settlement and Exploration