The marker is located on the south side of IL Route 17, two miles west of La Fayette, immediately west of the Stark-Knox County line.
Descendants of Michael Fraker and The Illinois State Historical Society
In this area stood a Potawatomi Village when Michael Fraker arrived from Kentucky about 1830. With kindness and understanding he negotiated a peaceful settlement with the Indians and became the first permanent settler in northeastern Knox County. His grave is about one-half mile south of this point.
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