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Naperville in DuPage County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Payne

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 2, 2016
1. Fort Payne Marker
Inscription.  Near this site in 1832 a 100-foot square stockade enclosed by wooden pickets, with two blockhouses on diagonal corners, was built. Here Captain Morgan L. Payne and his company of forty-five men protected the settlers from roaming Sauk Indians during the Black Hawk War.
 
Erected 1964 by The DuPage County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 41° 46.233′ N, 88° 8.683′ W. Marker is in Naperville, Illinois, in DuPage County. Marker can be reached from S. Brainard Street, 0.1 miles south of East Chicago Avenue. On the campus of North Central College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Naperville IL 60540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cantigny First Division Museum (approx. 5.7 miles away); Main Street Cemetery
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 2, 2016
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(approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Main Street Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Building (approx. 7.1 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Indian Boundary Line (approx. 7.3 miles away); Good Eating on Route 66 (approx. 8 miles away); Glen Ellyn Main Street Historic District (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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