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Michigan Road

Michigan Road Historical Marker

Location: US 50 and N. Old Michigan Road, 2 miles east of Holton. (Ripley County, Indiana)

Indiana Historical Bureau 1949

ID# : 69.1949.1

Visit the Indiana History Blog to learn more about the Potawatomi Nation, their culture and survivance, and U.S. push for their removal to create the Michigan Road.


Extending from Michigan City to the Ohio River at Madison. Begun by the state in 1832 with funds obtained from sale of land granted by the Potawatomi Indians. Opened northern part of state to settlers.


Transportation, American Indian/Native American