Whetzel Trace

Whetzel Trace (HM14HD)

Location: Shelbyville, IN 46176 Shelby County
Buy Indiana State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 36.071', W 85° 46.401'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

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.

HM NumberHM14HD
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)317, 765, 812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101-5199 N 50 E, Shelbyville IN 46176, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?