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

Site of Last French Fort

 
 
Site of Last French Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
1. Site of Last French Fort Marker
Close up view of this historical marker.
Inscription.
Erected, 1750, by Captain Raimond

Surrendered to the British under Lieutenant Butler in 1760.

Ensign Richard Holmes and British garrison massacred by Miami Indians in 1763.

The most severe engagement of battle between Gen. Josiah Harmar and Miamis under Little Turtle fought here, Oct. 22, 1790.
 
Erected 1922 by Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.591′ N, 85° 7.807′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Northside Drive and St. Joseph Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Northside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meshekinnoquah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Little Turtle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Wells (approx. mile away); Duck Creek: Early Industry and Business Development
Site of Last French Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
2. Site of Last French Fort Marker
View of historical marker embedded in the side of a levee.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jail Flats (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emerine Jane Holman Hamilton (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. This historical marker is affixed to a boulder that has been incorporated into a heap of rocks that makes up part of a levee that runs along the east side of the St. Joseph's River. This marker can be viewed from the road, Northside Drive, that runs alongside this portion of the river.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Forts of Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWars, US Indian
 
Site of Last French Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
3. Site of Last French Fort Marker
View of this historical marker in the foreground and a view northward along the St. Joseph's River levee.
Site of Last French Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
4. Site of Last French Fort Marker
View of historical marker embedded in the levee, looking southward toward the intersection of Northside Drive and St. Joseph Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,031 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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