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Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eel River Post-Fort

 
 
Eel River Post-Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
1. Eel River Post-Fort Marker
Inscription. Ten Rods North. Site of a Miami trading post 1762. Fortified by Chief Little Turtle 1779. House built for him after Greenville Treaty. Spared when Fort Razed by Colonel Simrall. Sept 1812.

Funded by Col. Augustin de le Balme Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Erected 2001 by Troop 83, Laud, IN, Boy Scouts of America.
 
Location. 41° 9.614′ N, 85° 21.549′ W. Marker is in Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on De le Balme Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Home of Chief Little Turtle (within shouting distance of this marker); La Balme Massacre Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Augustin De La Balme (approx. half a mile away); Concord Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Little Turtle’s Miami Village (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
The Post is about where the house stands. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 24, 2007
2. The Post is about where the house stands.
Eel River Post-Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
3. Eel River Post-Fort Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along De la Balme Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,569 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   3. submitted on February 19, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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