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Near Dodgeville in Iowa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dodge's Grove and Fort Union

 
 
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By William J. Toman, June 19, 2010
1. Dodge's Grove and Fort Union Marker
Inscription. Arriving in Dodgeville in 1827, Henry Dodge, later renowned as a Black Hawk War military leader, territorial governor and state senator, began his Wisconsin career as a miner. In circa 1830, Dodge established living quarters and a large two-furnace smelting and mining operation at this site, a few miles south of Dodgeville. Bringing his family, slaves and about 200 miners to work at this location, Dodge constructed many log dwellings and a stockade, later known as Fort Union during the Black Hawk War.
 
Erected 1998 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 403.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 54.978′ N, 90° 7.084′ W. Marker is near Dodgeville, Wisconsin, in Iowa County. Marker is on County Road Y 0.1 miles east of Governor Dodge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is between the places where Gov. Dodge Rd. intersects County Y from the south and from the north. There is no parking at the marker site or room to park at the side of the road there. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Point WI 53565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as
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By William J. Toman, June 19, 2010
2. Site of Markers
the crow flies. Iowa County Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wisconsin Territory (approx. 5 miles away); Site of Fort Jackson (approx. 5 miles away); Historic Mineral Point (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 5.3 miles away); Laurence F. Graber (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dodgeville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Dodge Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 19, 2010
3. Dodge Homestead Marker
A related marker at the site, which states: "Erected to mark the homestead of Henry Dodge, first territorial Gov. of Wis. by the Double Five Club of Dodgeville, 1827-1846."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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