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The Site of Fort Beane

 
 
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By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
1. The Site of Fort Beane Marker
Inscription. This stone marks The Site of Fort Beane, built in 1832, as a refuge for the early settlers, at the time of the Blackhawk War.
 
Erected 1932 by the Descendants of William A. Beane.
 
Location. 41° 34.683′ N, 85° 49.114′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincolnway East (U.S. 33) and Reynolds Street, on the right when traveling south on Lincolnway East. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison Street School and Chandler School (approx. half a mile away); The Old Goshen High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Goshen’s Carnegie Library (approx. 0.8 miles away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buffalo & Mississippi Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goshen World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shanklin Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
More about this marker. US Hwy 33 carries heavy traffic and there is no parking place at the marker. If you visit the marker consider parking on Reynolds
The Site of Fort Beane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
2. The Site of Fort Beane Marker
Street and walking to the stone from there.
 
Also see . . .  Goshen's Lincoln Highway - Fort Beane. (Submitted on May 4, 2010.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Heritage
What a shame. I contacted you before. I have a picture of my mother when this stone was dedicated. She was a young girl. I just recently drove to Goshen and visited Mary L. Deahl's grave and her sister, Lucy Bullock, who is buried next to her and was my mothers grandmother. I went to visit the home that Mary L. Deahl had owned and left to my mother, Mary L. Ennis, and her brother David William Studebaker, at the time of her death in 1963. The owners at this time are selling the property and gave me new information of my family's heritage.
When I drove this distance (October 21st, through October 24th) from Arkansas, I brought with me several scrapbooks that Aunt Min (Mary L. Deahl) had personally made, dating from way before the 1900's. My mother, her beneficiary, had taken them from the residence and has had them all of these years, until her passing in 2010. I her daughter, brought them with me to Arkansas, and have now delivered them to Goshen, Indiana. As soon as the family who now live in 312 S. 5th St. Goshen, are finished reading them, they may possibly turn them over to the Historical Society. Who seem highly impressed.
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By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
3. The Site of Fort Beane Marker
View of marker looking south across US Hwy 33.
I do think they are quite impressive, and more historical than this stone. Of course, this is just my opinion!!! Thank you, hopefully, for reading this. Any contact can be made through : suebryant67@yahoo.com
    — Submitted October 30, 2013, by Susan E. Bryant of Bentonville, Arkansas.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
The Site of Fort Beane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Zollinger, April 24, 2010
4. The Site of Fort Beane Marker
View of marker looking NE along US Hwy 33 towards the Reynolds Street intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dave Zollinger of Goshen, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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