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Naperville in DuPage County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Payne

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, September 2, 2016
1. Fort Payne Marker
Inscription. Near this site in 1832 a 100-foot square stockade enclosed by wooden pickets, with two blockhouses on diagonal corners, was built. Here Captain Morgan L. Payne and his company of forty-five men protected the settlers from roaming Sauk Indians during the Black Hawk War.
 
Erected 1964 by The DuPage County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 46.233′ N, 88° 8.683′ W. Marker is in Naperville, Illinois, in DuPage County. Marker can be reached from S. Brainard Street 0.1 miles south of East Chicago Avenue. Touch for map. On the campus of North Central College. Marker is in this post office area: Naperville IL 60540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cantigny First Division Museum (approx. 5.7 miles away); Main Street Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Main Street Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Building (approx. 7.1 miles away); Masonic Temple
Fort Payne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 2, 2016
2. Fort Payne Marker
(approx. 7.2 miles away); The Indian Boundary Line (approx. 7.3 miles away); Glen Ellyn Main Street Historic District (approx. 8.6 miles away); Aurora National Bank Building (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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