“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Troy in Lincoln County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Woods Fort

Woods Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 28, 2014
1. Woods Fort Marker
This marks the site of
Woods Fort
where the settlers gathered
for protection from the
Indians in the War of 1812.
It was the headquarters
of Lieut. (afterwords President)
Zachary Taylor.

Erected 1918 by Troy Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 38° 58.695′ N, 90° 58.842′ W. Marker is in Troy, Missouri, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Boone Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. It is located in front of the Historic Woods Fort site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Main Street, Troy MO 63379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Troy (a few steps from this marker); Shapley Ross House (approx. 4 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10687 Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Rodger Taylor's Tavern - 1816 (approx. 12.9 miles away); The Nation's First Vietnam Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Wentzville Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 13.4 miles away); Bicentennial Park (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Historic Woods Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 12, 2019
2. Historic Woods Fort
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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