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Near Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Prophet’s Town

 
 
Prophet's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
1. Prophet's Town Marker
Inscription. Established in 1808 by Tecumseh and the Prophet as the capital of their pan-Indian confederacy. Led by Tecumseh, representatives of many midwestern Indian nations met and lived here in an attempt to build the greatest Indian resistance movement in American history. A training ground for over one thousand warriors, Prophet's Town extended for two miles along this bluff. The Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811, crushed this confederacy, and Harrison's army burned the town the following day.
 
Erected 1977 by Battle Ground Historical Corp. and the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indian Wars Battlefield Trails marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.823′ N, 86° 49.562′ W. Marker is near Battle Ground, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 225 and Houston Road on State Road 225. Touch for map. Marker is in Tippecanoe Township. Marker is in this post office area: Battle Ground IN 47920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stricken Down in the Performance of Duty (approx. 1.1 miles
Looking North/West - - Prophet’s Town Marker image. Click for full size.
September 26, 2010
2. Looking North/West - - Prophet’s Town Marker
away); The Methodist Camp (approx. 1.1 miles away); Potawatomi ‘Trail of Death’ Route (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Battle of Tippecanoe (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Prophet’s Rock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tippecanoe Battleground (approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Ground.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prophetstown State Park. State Park page, has brief history of site. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.) 

2. Official Prophetstown Web Site. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
3. Tippecanoe Battlefield History. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNative Americans
 
Looking South/East - - Prophet’s Town Marker image. Click for full size.
September 26, 2010
3. Looking South/East - - Prophet’s Town Marker
The farmhouse at Prophet's Town State Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
4. The farmhouse at Prophet's Town State Park.
The farmhouse was made from a Sears catalog kit. Tours are available for a fee. The interior is furnished with period pieces including a Hoosier cabinet and player piano.
Road Side Decorations. . . image. Click for full size.
September 26, 2010
5. Road Side Decorations. . .
This is across State Road 225 looking South from Houston Road corner. The marker is just out of the photo to the lower right.
The view of Prophet's Town from the road near the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, March 31, 2006
6. The view of Prophet's Town from the road near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,800 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2010. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2010.   4. submitted on April 12, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana.   5. submitted on September 28, 2010.   6. submitted on April 12, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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