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Washington in Daviess County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Flora

 
 
Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
1. Fort Flora Marker
Inscription.  Built on this site by civilians to protect approximately ten families during War of 1812. Named for landowner David Flora. Ten such forts were built circa 1811-1813 in area that became Daviess County. Area was Knox County, part of Indiana Territory 1800-1816. Daviess County was carved out of Knox County 1817, following Indiana's statehood 1816.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Daviess County Visitors Bureau. (Marker Number 14.1999.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 38° 39.411′ N, 87° 10.424′ W. Marker is in Washington, Indiana, in Daviess County. Marker is on East Main Street west of SE 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. located at "People's Plaza" in front of a parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington IN 47501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker,
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measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot (about 700 feet away); Civil War Memorial - Daviess County Indiana (about 800 feet away); Mimi's House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 2.8 miles away); Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Buffalo Trace (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Wide - Looking West - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Wide - Looking West - - Fort Flora Marker
From Parking Lot - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. From Parking Lot - - Fort Flora Marker
Long View - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Long View - - Fort Flora Marker
"People's Plaza" - 1995 Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. "People's Plaza" - 1995 Dedication Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,830 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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