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Near Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk War Encampment

“Burnt Village”

 
 
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman
1. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
Inscription. A large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Village dating from the 1700s once stood in this vicinity. Just before the 1832 Black Hawk War, the village was burned during an intra-tribal battle. On July 6th and 8th, the United States Military camped at this site in their pursuit of Black Hawk and named this place Burnt Village.
 
Erected 1998. (Marker Number 407.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 54.789′ N, 88° 46.795′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on County Route N 2 miles south of Wisconsin Route 106, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the south end of Burnt Village County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Atkinson WI 53538, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Koshkonong (approx. 2.8 miles away); Panther Intaglio (approx. 3.9 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 4.5 miles away); Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman
2. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
The marker with the county park and Bark River in the background
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Lorine Niedecker (approx. 7 miles away); Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds (approx. 7 miles away); Zion Church (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable PlacesWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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