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

Site of Tassinong

 
 
Site of Tassinong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, September 1, 2007
1. Site of Tassinong Marker
Inscription.
Oldest Village in Northern Indiana
A French mission and Trading Post - 1673
Post Office Established - 1837
John Jones, P.M.
Incorporated as a Village 1852
by
Joseph Bartholomew and Jesse Spencer

 
Erected by Historical Society of Porter County, Duneland Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 20.981′ N, 87° 1.674′ W. Marker is in Kouts, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on Baums Bridge Road near Indiana Route 49, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located under the trees along the road, in the front yard of a house. Marker is in this post office area: Kouts IN 46347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Porter County (Indiana) Veterans (approx. 8.3 miles away); Old Sac Trail (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 8.4 miles away); President Abraham Lincolnís Funeral Train (approx. 8.6 miles away); Site of Huakiki (approx. 9.1 miles away); a different marker also named Site of Huakiki (approx. 9.7 miles away); La Salle Expedition (approx. 10.9 miles away but has been reported missing); The Lincoln Train in Westville (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Site of Tassinong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, September 1, 2007
2. Site of Tassinong Marker

1. Kankakee River. Community of Demotte is located on the river and their webpage includes information on the history of the Great Marsh (Submitted on January 9, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 

2. Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (Proposed). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed restoring part of the Great Marsh (Submitted on January 9, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 

3. "Polling Down the Kankakee River" ::. Courtesy the "Kankakee Valley Historical Society" - - a fine historical overview of the Kankakee River. (Submitted on June 6, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of Tassinong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, September 1, 2007
3. Site of Tassinong Marker
Before Tassinong was the French Mission, it was the site of a Potawatomi Village. This is the northern edge of the Grand Kankakee Marsh.
Site of Tassinong (south and east of the marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Light, September 1, 2007
4. Site of Tassinong (south and east of the marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,477 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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