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Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Fort Winnebago

 
 
Site of Fort Winnebago Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
1. Site of Fort Winnebago Plaque
Inscription.
1828 — 1845
Surrender of Red Bird
Noted Winnebago Chief
1827
Erected by
Wau-Bun Chapter
Daughters
of the
American Revolution
1924

 
Erected 1924 by Wau-Bun Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.294′ N, 89° 26.049′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on State Highway 33 0.2 miles west of County Highway F, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside near the Fox River. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Winnebago (a few steps from this marker); Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Indian Agency House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran
Site of Fort Winnebago Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
2. Site of Fort Winnebago Marker
The Fort Winnebago and Marquette markers are in the background, with the Fox River beyond them.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. one mile away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
Also see . . .  The early history of Fort Winnebago. An 1879 narrative of the founding of the fort. (Submitted on January 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Officers Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
3. Officers Plaque
Officers who served at Fort Winnebago

Maj. D. E. Twiggs
" Nathan Clark
Capt. W. S. Harney
" J. J. Abercrombie
" Gideon Low
" E. V. Sumner
Lieut. Jefferson Davis
" H. P. Van Cleve
" R. B. Marcy
" F. S. Mumford
and others
Old Military Road Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
4. Old Military Road Plaque
Old Military Road
116 miles to Fort Howard
To Fort Crawford 115 miles

Old
Fort Winnebago
Cemetery
Site of Fort Winnebago Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
5. Site of Fort Winnebago Marker
Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
6. Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery
Located northeast of marker at N7620 Military Road.
Monument Beyond Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 2, 2007
7. Monument Beyond Cemetery Gate
To the memory of
our historic dead.
Erected by
Wau-Bun Chapter
Daughters of the
American Revolution.
1915
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,670 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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