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Near Porter in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Le Petit Fort

 
 
Le Petit Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 4, 2008
1. Le Petit Fort Marker
Inscription. At Le Petit Fort, near this site, a battle was fought on December 5, 1780, between American forces under command of Lt. Thomas Brady and Jean Baptiste Hamelin and British forces under command of Dahreau de Quindre.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 39.645′ N, 87° 3.748′ W. Marker is near Porter, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker is on County Road N 25 E north of Dunes Highway (U.S. 12), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located at the entrance to the main parking lot inside the Indiana Dunes State Park. In the summer, there is a fee to enter the park and parking in this lot may be full on weekends during the summer. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterton IN 46304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The J.D. Marshall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 1.2 miles away); Iron Brigade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cowles Bog (approx. 2.1 miles away);
Vicinity of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 4, 2008
2. Vicinity of the Marker
Edwin Way Teale (approx. 2.7 miles away); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 3.6 miles away); Recipe for a Sand Dune (approx. 3.9 miles away); Whose Home Is It? (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Porter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikepedia entry for Petit Fort. (Submitted on May 18, 2008.)
2. A History of the Actual le Petit Fort. From the website of the historical re-creation group Les Habitants du Petit Fort. (Submitted on July 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
State Park Bathhouse in the background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 4, 2008
3. State Park Bathhouse in the background
The fort was thought to be just above the marker, overlooking Dunes Creek, which flows under the parking lot towards the bathhouse, entering the lake to the right (east side) of the bathhouse.
Le Petit Fort Marker in 2012 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 6, 2012
4. Le Petit Fort Marker in 2012
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,429 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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