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Vallonia in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Vallonia

 
 
Fort Vallonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Fort Vallonia Marker
Inscription.  Site in town of stockade built in 1812 on old Indian trail for protection of the settlers in this area. Garrisoned by Maj. John Tipton and his militia Rangers in 1813. Marker on the site.
 
Erected 1951 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 36.1951.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 38° 50.967′ N, 86° 5.424′ W. Marker is in Vallonia, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 135 and South Main Street (County Road S310W), on the right when traveling south on State Road 135. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 IN-135, Vallonia IN 47281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Vallonia (approx. half a mile away); Bartholomew Trail (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Col. John Ketcham / Time Capsule
Fort Vallonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Fort Vallonia Marker
At north entrance to Vallonia from State Route 135
(approx. 3.3 miles away); All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Driftwood Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Medora Covered Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Medora Shale Brick Plant (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallonia.
 
Also see . . .  Vallonia, Indiana - Wikipedia entry. Includes a history on Fort Vallonia. (Submitted on May 29, 2014.) 
 
Fort Vallonia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Fort Vallonia Marker
View to north
Etching of Fort Vallonia image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. Etching of Fort Vallonia
Incorporated into the flag base near the marker
Reproduction of Fort Vallonia image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. Reproduction of Fort Vallonia
Located half mile south of marker on S. Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2021, by Rebecca Speaker of Columbus, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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