Possible remnant of trail near North Webster

Remnants of Native American trails are very difficult, if not impossible, to find. Obviously the topography has changed much in close to 200 years. Fields have been plowed, housing developments built, cities and towns have grown, etc. I was with a friend in the spring of 2016 and he took me to a place south of North Webster in what is now part of the Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area of the Department of Natural Resources. He had been told there was a remnant of a trail in that area. After walking around for a while, we came to a place where he felt confident it was likely located. But of course the land was altered significantly when DNR took possession of it several years ago. This particular spot is located along Hoss Hill Road, south of North Webster in Kosciusko County. There is a small ridge that indicates a possible trail location. Trails were often located on higher ground. Several years ago I was able to obtain a map showing Native American trails in Kosciusko County and it shows a trail heading in a northwesterly direction in this area.

Indian Trail-Hoss Hill Road 005

Possible remnant of Native American trail near North Webster.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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