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Ottawa in LaSalle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Johnston

 
 
Fort Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2021
1. Fort Johnston Marker
Inscription.  
1832 1932
This tablet marks the site of
Fort Johnston
and is erected to the honor and glory of those
sturdy pioneers of La Salle County who sought
refuge within its walls in May 1832 during the
Black Hawk War

 
Erected by Illini Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Daughters of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1832.
 
Location. 41° 20.4′ N, 88° 50.338′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Memorial is on East Prospect Avenue west of Catherine Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 E Prospect Ave, Ottawa IL 61350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 215 E. Prospect Ave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 116 W. Prospect Ave. (about 600 feet away); Hossack House
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(about 800 feet away); The Home of John Hossack (about 800 feet away); Board of Supervisors (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. half a mile away); Stephen Douglas (approx. half a mile away); Lasalle County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Fort Johnston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2021
2. Fort Johnston Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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