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South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin

 
 
Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
1. Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.

This Log Cabin
Was Erected In 1820 By
Pierre Freischutz Navarre
Pioneer Fur-Trader

The first white man to settle in this community. The cabin was originally located on the north bank of the St. Joseph River about five-hundred feet northwest of the Michigan Street Bridge. Moved to this site in 1904.
 
Erected 1941 by Northern Indiana Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 41.165′ N, 86° 14.938′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive 0.1 miles east of N. Michigan Street (Indiana Route 933), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the east side of Leeper Park on the south side of Riverside Drive. Marker is in this post office area: South Bend IN 46601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jewish Cemetery Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); On This Site South Bend Was Founded (approx. half a mile away); Camp Rose (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln & Dixie Highways (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Joseph County Civil War Monument
Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
2. Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax (approx. mile away); Site of Home of Schuyler Colfax (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in South Bend.
 
Also see . . .  Early History of St. Joseph County. From the Center of History website. Includes a section with a photo on Pierre Navarre. (Submitted on August 20, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
3. Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin
Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
4. Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin
Bronze Tablet near Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
5. Bronze Tablet near Log Cabin
Pierre Navarre
Log Cabin
- 1820 -
First Settler in St. Joseph County
RESTORATION - 1958
by
SOUTH BEND GARDEN CLUB
and
SOUTH BEND PARK DEPT.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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