Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Fort Dearborn
August 15, 1812
Erected 2009 by Alderman Robert Fioretti, U.S Daughters of 1812, Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance, Glessner House Museum, American Indian Center, Dr. John N. Low on behalf of himself and his tribal community (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians), and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society, and the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
Location. 41° 51.466′ N, 87° 37.158′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Calumet Ave and 18th Street, on the right on Calumet Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60616, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Pullman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John J. Glessner House (about 400 feet away); Visionary (about 700 feet away); Henry B. Clarke House Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
More about this marker. Located in a small park on the east side of the street where Calumet meets 18th street
Also see . . . The True Story of the Deadly Encounter at Fort Dearborn - Chicago Magazine. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2011, by Roger Clegg of Cicero, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,423 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2013, by John Low of Newark, Ohio. Photos: 1. submitted on December 21, 2011, by Roger Clegg of Cicero, Illinois. 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.