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Washington in Daviess County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Flora

 
 
Looking South - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Looking South - - Fort Flora Marker
Only a parking lot now exist at the Fort Flora location.
Inscription. Built on this site by civilians to protect approximately ten families during War of 1812. Named for landowner David Flora. Ten such forts were built circa 1811-1813 in area that became Daviess County. Area was Knox County, part of Indiana Territory 1800-1816. Daviess County was carved out of Knox County 1817, following Indiana's statehood 1816.
 
Erected 1999 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Daviess County Visitors Bureau. (Marker Number 14.1999.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.411′ N, 87° 10.424′ W. Marker is in Washington, Indiana, in Daviess County. Marker is on East Main Street west of SE 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. located at "People's Plaza" in front of a parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Washington IN 47501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad Depot (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial - Daviess County Indiana (about 800 feet away); Mimi's House (approx. 0.4 miles
Looking North - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Looking North - - Fort Flora Marker
away); Vincennes Donation Lands (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert C. Graham (approx. 2.8 miles away); Homer E. Capehart / GOP Cornfield Conference (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Buffalo Trace (approx. 11.9 miles away); Pike County War Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
"People's Plaza" - 1995 Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. "People's Plaza" - 1995 Dedication Plaque
Wide - Looking West - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Wide - Looking West - - Fort Flora Marker
From Parking Lot - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. From Parking Lot - - Fort Flora Marker
Long View - - Fort Flora Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Long View - - Fort Flora Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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