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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ft. Wm. Henry Harrison

1811-1822

 
 
Fort William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
1. Fort William Henry Harrison Marker
Inscription.  Built by Gov. Harrison, Oct., 1811, enroute to Tippecanoe to disperse the Indians at Prophet's Town. Capt. Zachary Taylor defended the Fort against a savage Indian attack, Sept., 1812. De-activated in 1822.
 
Erected 1960 by Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor series lists.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 30.402′ N, 87° 24.428′ W. Marker was in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Fort Harrison Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 41. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Unknown Embattled Defenders of Fort Harrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burial Ground Fort William Harrison
Wide View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
2. Wide View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Harrison (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Gene Abrell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gold Medal Plaza (approx. 1.1 miles away); Twelve Points (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Hospital (approx. 1˝ miles away); Confederate Soldiers Buried in this Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
South View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
3. South View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker
South/East View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
4. South/East View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker
North Wide View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 7, 2009
5. North Wide View - - Fort William Henry Harrison Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,162 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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