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Whetzel Trace (1818-1823)

Location: Main/SR 121 & Toner Streets, south Laurel. (Franklin County, Indiana)

Erected by the Society of Indiana Pioneers 1965

ID# : 24.1965.1

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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.

Keywords

Early Settlement and Exploration, Transportation