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Fairmont in Martin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Fairmount

 
 
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1. Fort Fairmount Marker
Inscription.  
Known also as Chain of Lakes post, was a substantial log stockade of the present Martin County court house grounds.

It was built in September 1862 for defence against the Sioux and was garrisoned by volunteers and troops of the 25th Wisconsin. A tablet marks the site.


Dedicated to the memory of the Civil War veterans
by Womans Relief Corps No. 41
May 30, 1925

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. 43° 39.21′ N, 94° 27.882′ W. Marker is in Fairmont, Minnesota, in Martin County. Memorial is at the intersection of Lake Avenue (Interstate 90B) and West 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Lake Avenue. Located in front of the Martin County Courthouse in Fairmont. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Lake Ave, Fairmont MN 56031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chubb House / Dr. O. P. Chubb (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Fairmount
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Legend of the Singing Sisseton Oak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Singing Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Memorial Drive / Fairmont (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul's United Church of Christ (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pixley (approx. 8.8 miles away); Manyaska (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmont.
 
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2. Dedication Marker
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3. Fort Fairmount Marker
Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
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4. Courthouse Grounds
 
 
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