Near Blue Mounds in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Blue Mounds Fort
This site was donated to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin by the heirs of Colonel Ebenezer Brigham
Pioneer settler of Blue Mounds who helped build the fort
Erected 1921 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War marker series.
Location. 43° 0.332′ N, 89° 49.775′ W. Marker is near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from County Highway F 0.2 miles south of U.S. 151, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in a small patch of ground in the middle of a farm field just north of the farm house at the end of Eckel Road. While the one-quarter acre containing the marker is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the surrounding land is privately owned and permission should be obtained from the occupants of the farm house before viewing the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Mounds WI 53517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Blue Mounds Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brigham Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brigham Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Army Cargo Plane Crash (approx. 1.9 miles away); German Valley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Elvers Corner (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Town (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hauge Log Church - 1852 (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blue Mounds.
More about this marker. The Wisconsin Magazine of History article, a link to which is included below, states that this was the first marker erected by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Also see . . . Uncovering the Story of Fort Blue Mounds. Link to an article by Robert A. Birmingham in the Wisconsin Magazine of History on the history and excavation of the fort. The article describes dedication of the marker and includes a photo of the marker on its original concrete base. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.