Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot. After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve, the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort. Led by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the Indians. They will be cherished as martyrs in our early history.
Erected 1928 by Erected by the Trustees of the B. F. Ferguson Monument Fund.
Location. 41° 53.305′ N, 87° 37.481′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wacker Drive and North Michigan Avenue on East Wacker Drive. Click for map. This marker is located on the northwest corner of East Wacker Drive and North Michigan Avenue at the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chicago River (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Dearborn (a few steps from this marker); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (a few steps from this marker); Regeneration (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Dearborn (within 333 North Michigan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Bay Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Chicago: Fort Dearborn. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Weird & Hauted Chicago: The Fort Dearborn Massacre. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
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