Near Carpenter in Mitchell County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Maintained by Mitchell County Historical Society.
Location. 43° 25.352′ N, 93° 0.658′ W. Marker is near Carpenter, Iowa, in Mitchell County. Marker can be reached from 456th Street 0.8 miles east of Zinnia Avenue ( Touch for map. Fort Severson is east of the railroad. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1068 456th Street, Carpenter IA 50426, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deer Creek Lutheran Church Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 11.2 miles away); Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 10 (approx. 13.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Fort Severson. "The Deer Creek settlement felt the need of a fort for shelter and protection. Indians seen scouting along Deer Creek did not put the settlement at ease, and thus Fort Severson became a reality, bearing the date of 1867. It is of typical fort-like construction. The walls, built of native limestone taken from the banks of Deer Creek, are about two feet in thickness." (Submitted on July 26, 2008.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,850 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.