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Near Northwest in South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

On This Site South Bend Was Founded

 
 
On This Site South Bend Was Founded Marker image. Click for full size.
July 28, 2012
1. On This Site South Bend Was Founded Marker
Inscription.  
On this site
South Bend
was founded
as a fur trading post in 1823
by
Alexis Coquillard,
who came here from
Detroit, Michigan,
representing the
American Fur Company.

 
Erected 1928 by Rotary Club of South Bend.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 41° 40.753′ N, 86° 15.013′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. It is in Near Northwest. Marker is at the intersection of North Michigan Street (State Road 933) and East LaSalle Street, on the right when traveling north on North Michigan Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 306 N Michigan St, South Bend IN 46601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln & Dixie Highways (approx. 0.2 miles away); 106 S. Michigan St. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 112 S. Michigan St. (approx. ¼ mile away); Knute Rockne
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(approx. ¼ mile away); 10 Inch Shell (approx. ¼ mile away); The Victor (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Joseph County Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
 
On This Site South Bend Was Founded Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, August 8, 2014
2. On This Site South Bend Was Founded Marker
Attached to building at northeast corner
of N. Michigan Street (SR 933) and E. LaSalle Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2012. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2012.   2. submitted on August 18, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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