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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail

 
 
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By Julie Szabo, June 19, 2009
1. Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
Inscription. An ancient Indian trail, through Pottawattomie country, variably called the Dragoon, White Pigeon, Great Northwestern and Fort Dearborn Road. After 1795 used for mail delivery between Fort Wayne and Fort Dearborn. Captain Wells, Wayne spy, was slain along this route.
 
Erected by Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter DAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.592′ N, 85° 8.746′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on North Wells Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2022 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne IN 46808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. These are the Hamilton Women of Fort Wayne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton (approx. 0.6 miles away); League Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jail Flats (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Floods (approx. 0.6 miles away); Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development (approx. 0.6
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By Julie Szabo, June 19, 2009
2. Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
Looking north
miles away); Early Effort To Build A Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earliest Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
More about this marker. Located in front of 1886 buildings used as St. Vincentís Villa Orphanage, owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend; then in 1978 the YWCA bought the property. It is now a private "Imagine" school.
 
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Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, June 19, 2009
3. Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
Looking south
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By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
View, looking southeast, of the historical marker in the foreground with a view of the 1886 buildings that were used by St. Vincentís Villa Orphanage, and once owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
5. Fort Wayne ~ Fort Dearborn Trail Marker
Another view, looking northeast, of the historical marker in the foreground with a view of the 1886 buildings that were used by St. Vincentís Villa Orphanage, and once owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,067 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on February 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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