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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Forks of Wabash

 
 
Forks of Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 8, 2011
1. Forks of Wabash Marker
Inscription. The junction of the Wabash and Little rivers, 100 yards south, was the western terminus of the Maumee-Wabash long portage and, in 1835, of the first section of the Wabash and Erie Canal. During the 18th century French and English traders passed this way and, in 1778, Henry Hamilton brought 171 British troops and 350 Indians with 40 boats through the portage enroute to retake Fort Sackville at Vincennes. Three Miami villages were located here and Chiefs Richardville and LaFontaine once lived here. The Forks was the scene of many Indian councils and the Miami Treaties of 1834, 1838 and 1840.
 
Erected by Society of Indiana Pioneers. (Marker Number 35.1972.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.632′ N, 85° 31.824′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of West Park Drive and SR 9, on the right when traveling east on West Park Drive. Click for map. This marker is approx. 100 yards East of the intersection of SR9 and West Park Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
2. Forks of Wabash Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Old Treaty Grounds (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Chief Richardville (about 700 feet away); Huntington Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The “Lime City” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rock House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burk's Lock (approx. 1.9 miles away); Drover Town (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Forks of Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Willard McKinzie, July 27, 2011
3. Forks of Wabash Marker
Forks of the Wabash image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2012
4. Forks of the Wabash
The Little River is to the left,
the Wabash River is to the right
Forks of the Wabash image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 26, 2012
5. Forks of the Wabash
The Little River is at the bottom,
the Wabash River is at the top
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on , by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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