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Near Hillsdale in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Black Hawk War Campsite

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
1. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
Inscription.  In 1832 when Black Hawk and his Sauk and Fox followers returned to Illinois, 1500 mounted volunteers advanced along the banks of the Rock River to capture them. 505 men under Colonel Zachary Taylor followed in supply boats and late at night on May 12, 1832 camped in this area.
 
Erected 1963 by J. M. Hanson, Louis D. Hauberg and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1880.
 
Location. 41° 36.148′ N, 90° 10.06′ W. Marker is near Hillsdale, Illinois, in Rock Island County. Marker is on Hurd Road, 0.2 miles east of Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located just south of Hillsdale on Hurd Road. It is mounted on the south railing of the Rock River Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsdale IL 61257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
2. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
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Buffalo Bill Cody Birthplace (approx. 10˝ miles away in Iowa); Geneseo Township School, Early 1900's (approx. 10˝ miles away); Bobbi K. Keller Memorial Fountain (approx. 10˝ miles away); Hammond Henry Hospital Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Nell Elizabeth (Newton) Henningsen (1917-2002) (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Colonists (approx. 10.6 miles away); Geneseo Endowment For Excellence In Education (approx. 10.6 miles away); This Elm Tree (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Black Hawk War Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
3. Black Hawk War Campsite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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