Category Archives: William Conner

Conner’s Patent is remarkable today for many reasons

We’ve outlined in red the location of Conner’s patent over a recent Google Earth aerial photo of the area. Although we have no evidence that William Conner had a trading post within the site, we do know that he never … Continue reading

Posted in Area History, William Conner | Leave a comment

Could it be a different William Conner?

Several years ago, when I first made the connection between Traders Point and William Conner, I sent an email to Conner Prairie’s Historian, Timothy Crumrin, to share my findings. I was disappointed but not entirely surprised when he dismissed my … Continue reading

Posted in Area History, William Conner | Leave a comment

Lafayette Road Bridge History

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 The name “Traders Point” refers to an old Indian Trail crossing where Eagle Creek meets Lafayette Road. The first parcel purchased in Pike Township was a small 80 acre parcel and it included this crossing. • … Continue reading

Posted in Area History, Distinctives, William Conner | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

William Conner and his “chain” of Trading Posts?

I have more about William Conner and his significant patent at Traders Point, Marion County (from digging through data at the Bureau of Land Management Land Patent search site and googling some Indiana county websites). The Traders Point area purchase … Continue reading

Posted in Area History, Historic Residents, William Conner | Tagged | Leave a comment