Whetzel Trace

Whetzel Trace (HM14HD)

Location: Shelbyville, IN 46176 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.071', W 85° 46.401'

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After the War of 1812


Side A

After the War of 1812, the U.S.renewed efforts to obtain Indian lands in the Indiana Territory. In October 1818, the Miami, Potawatomi, Wea, and Delaware nations under pressure signed treaties with the U.S. exchanging millions of acres of their lands in central Indiana for annuities and goods, opening this forest region to settlers looking for land to farm.

Side B
In 1818, Jacob Whetzel, his son Cyrus, and axmen cut an east-west trail that began near Laurel on the Whitewater River, crossed the Big Blue River near here, and ended near Waverly and the bluffs on White River. Settlers from east and south used this trace and helped establish Shelby, Rush, Johnson,Morgan, and Marion counties and the new capital at Indianapolis.

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HM NumberHM14HD
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number73.2011.1
Year Placed2011
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Shelby County Historical Society, and County Fourth Grade Students
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 605314 N 4384212
Decimal Degrees39.60118333, -85.77335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.071', W 85° 46.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 4.26" N, 85° 46' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765, 812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101-5199 N 50 E, Shelbyville IN 46176, US
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