From before the 1805 survey a foot trail from present Rome to Vincennes had been in frequent use. In the survey it was referred to as "Road to Vincennes," "White River Trace," "Vincennes Trace," and "Trace from Sinking Creek to White River." Sinking Creek is across from Rome in Kentucky. Here at the German Ridge Road and Highway 66 is one definitely located part of that trace running with the highway.
MAP-1861 with Rome Trace