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Near Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Foot

 
 
Fort Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf
1. Fort Foot Marker
Inscription.  About 1813 the William Eaton family and other restless pioneers considered Fort LaMotte too crowded and therefore constructed a new stockade on a site several hundred yards North of here. A family trait of the Eatons, large feet, led to the name "Fort Foot".
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 39° 0.437′ N, 87° 37.437′ W. Marker is near Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 33 and North Highway Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 33. A toss-up if this marker is "in" or "out" of the Town limits of Palestine -but- the Fort may have been. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palestine, Illinois (here, next to this marker); Gov. Augustus C. French
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); United States Land Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Fife Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Auntie Gogin's Store (approx. 0.7 miles away); Houston - Dickson Store (approx. ¾ mile away); Dubois Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cullom Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
 
Obverse Side - - Fort Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
2. Obverse Side - - Fort Foot Marker
Wide View - - Fort Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
3. Wide View - - Fort Foot Marker
Long View - - Fort Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Long View - - Fort Foot Marker
Looking West - - Sign Grouping & Fort Foot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Looking West - - Sign Grouping & Fort Foot Marker
Sign Grouping & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
6. Sign Grouping & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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