Whetzel Trace

Whetzel Trace (HM1BB6)

Location: Whiteland, IN 46184 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 34.116', W 86° 1.45'

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Jacob Whetzel's 1818 Trace from Laurel on Whitewater to White River, and the Madison Trail crossed near here. Here Whetzel made camp while cutting the Trace. In 1822 Daniel Loper built the first cabin in Clark Township here.
HM NumberHM1BB6
Year Placed1973
Placed ByHermann Henry; Max R. Fitzpatrick; Maurice V. Johnson; Henry C. Vaught; Louise L. Norton; Judy Vaught; Nelson D. Jones; A. F. Lowe & F. D. Bradley Families; Mervill Alexander; Myron D. Vaught; Chelsea Dinn
Marker Condition
6 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 583819 N 4380332
Decimal Degrees39.56860000, -86.02416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.116', W 86° 1.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 6.96" N, 86° 1' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6201-6307 Co Rd 400 E, Whiteland IN 46184, US
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My wife and I looked for and located this marker. It is still standing, and in decent physical condition. The paint of the letters is fading, but still ok. I have pictures to share once I figure out how to do this.

Apr 12, 2020 at 3:29pm PDT by denchewjr1987

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