Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fort Dearborn stood almost on this spot. After an heroic defense in eighteen hundred and twelve, the garrison together with women and children was forced to evacuate the fort. Led by Captain Wells, they were brutally massacred by the Indians. They will be cherished as martyrs in our early history.
Erected 1928 by Erected by the Trustees of the B. F. Ferguson Monument Fund.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812.
Location. 41° 53.305′ N, 87° 37.481′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wacker Drive and North Michigan Avenue on East Wacker Drive. This marker is located on the northwest corner of East Wacker Drive and North Michigan Avenue at the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chicago River (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Dearborn (a few steps from this marker); Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La SalleRegeneration (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Fort Dearborn (within shouting distance of this marker); 333 North Michigan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Bay Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Chicago: Fort Dearborn. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Weird & Hauted Chicago: The Fort Dearborn Massacre. (Submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.