South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin
Was Erected In 1820 By
Pierre Freischutz Navarre
The first white man to settle in this community. The cabin was originally located on the north bank of the St. Joseph River about five-hundred feet northwest of the Michigan Street Bridge. Moved to this site in 1904.
Erected 1941 by Northern Indiana Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 41.165′ N, 86° 14.938′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive 0.1 miles east of N. Michigan Street (State Road 933), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the east side of Leeper Park on the south side of Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Jewish Cemetery Site (approx. ¼ mile away); On This Site South Bend Was Founded (approx. half a mile away); Camp Rose Lincoln & Dixie Highways (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Joseph County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. ¾ mile away); Home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of Home of Schuyler Colfax (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
Also see . . . Early History of St. Joseph County. From the Center of History website. Includes a section with a photo on Pierre Navarre. (Submitted on August 20, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.