Near La Porte in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Door Village Fort
places the names of the
men who built the stockade:
A.P. Andrews, Jr. - Commander -
Peter White - Captain -
William Adams • Elijah Brown • Daniel Carpenter • Jacob Coleman • Samuel Harmison, Sr. • Samuel Harmison, Jr. • Isaac Harmison • Arba Heald • Daniel Jessup • John S. Jessup • Adam Keith • Hugh McGibbon • Roswell Munsell • John Morgan • Jesse Morgan • Daniel Osborn • Pitman Osborn • Almon Osborn • Absalom Rambo • Edwin Rambo • Lewis Shirley • William Thomas • John Thomas • Samuel Thomas • John White • Robert White
On this spot a fort-stockade was built to defend the lives of the pioneers of La Porte Prairie from a threatened invasion by Black Hawk and his braves in the spring of 1832. Warning of the danger was brought by John Coleman who rode his Indian pony Musquog from Ft. Dearborn to this place in six hours.
Erected 1909 by LaPorte Historical Society.
Location. 41° 34.577′ N, 86° 45.6′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is on W. Joliet Road west of Long Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Door Village School (approx. half a mile away); Chicago - New York Electric Air Line Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Camps (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Meinrad Rumely's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 3 miles away); The Rumely Companies (approx. 3 miles away); Meinrad Rumely (approx. 3 miles away); LaPorte's Carnegie Library (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
More about this marker. At the bottom of the right tablet is inscribed "Done at Interlaken School" and the name "Otto Ziegler".
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.