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Near Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk War Encampment

"Burnt Village"

 
 
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By William J. Toman
1. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
Inscription.  A large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Village dating from the 1700s once stood in this vicinity. Just before the 1832 Black Hawk War, the village was burned during an intra-tribal battle. On July 6th and 8th, the United States Military camped at this site in their pursuit of Black Hawk and named this place Burnt Village.
 
Erected 1998. (Marker Number 407.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNative AmericansNotable PlacesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1970.
 
Location. 42° 54.789′ N, 88° 46.795′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on County Route N, 2 miles south of Wisconsin Highway 106, on the left when traveling south. Located at the south end of Burnt Village County Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Atkinson WI 53538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Koshkonong
Black Hawk War Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman
2. Black Hawk War Encampment Marker
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Panther Intaglio (approx. 3.9 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 4˝ miles away); Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lorine Niedecker (approx. 7 miles away); Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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