Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Fort Winnebago
Surrender of Red Bird
Noted Winnebago Chief
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 Ketchum’s Point (approx. one mile away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1½ 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.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles •
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 1,692 times since then and 10 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.