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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort LaMotte

 
 
Fort LaMotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
1. Fort LaMotte Marker
Inscription. About 1812 the settlers in this area built Fort LaMotte for protection from hostile indians. The pioneers farmed the adjoining land but stayed within easy reach of the protective walls. After the War of 1812 the Indian threat diminished and the inhabitants of the Fort became the nucleus of Palestine.
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.977′ N, 87° 36.175′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lamotte Street and South Leaverton Street, on the right when traveling east on East Lamotte Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cullom Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dubois Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Houston - Dickson Store (approx. half a mile away); Auntie Gogin's Store (approx. half a mile
Wide View - - Fort LaMotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
2. Wide View - - Fort LaMotte Marker
away); The Fife Opera House (approx. 0.6 miles away); United States Land Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gov. Augustus C. French (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Looking East - - Fort LaMotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
3. Looking East - - Fort LaMotte Marker
Looking South / East - - Fort LaMotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Looking South / East - - Fort LaMotte Marker
Looking South - - Fort LaMotte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Looking South - - Fort LaMotte Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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