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Historical Markers in Fort Atkinson, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Winneshiek County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Winneshiek County, IA (11) Allamakee County, IA (3) Chickasaw County, IA (1) Clayton County, IA (5) Fayette County, IA (3) Howard County, IA (6) Fillmore County, MN (1) Houston County, MN (2)  WinneshiekCounty(11) Winneshiek County (11)  AllamakeeCounty(3) Allamakee County (3)  ChickasawCounty(1) Chickasaw County (1)  ClaytonCounty(5) Clayton County (5)  FayetteCounty(3) Fayette County (3)  HowardCounty(6) Howard County (6)  FillmoreCountyMinnesota(1) Fillmore County (1)  HoustonCounty(2) Houston County (2)
Decorah is the county seat for Winneshiek County
Fort Atkinson is in Winneshiek County
      Winneshiek County (11)  
ADJACENT TO WINNESHIEK COUNTY
      Allamakee County (3)  
      Chickasaw County (1)  
      Clayton County (5)  
      Fayette County (3)  
      Howard County (6)  
      Fillmore County, Minnesota (1)  
      Houston County, Minnesota (2)  
 
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1Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Constructing Fort Atkinson — The Story — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
Fort Atkinson was established in 1840 to monitor the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nation who had been forced to move from their traditional homeland in Wisconsin to the Neutral Ground in northeastern Iowa. The fort's founder, Brigadier General Henry . . . Map (db m173841) HM
2Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — East Officers' Quarters — Family Life on the Frontier — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
On the east side of the parade ground was another Officers' Quarters. This was a two-story stone building with gardens and three privies behind it. The commanding officer, Captain C. V. Sumner, had his quarters in the north end of this building. . . . Map (db m173851) HM
3Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Fort Atkinson
Fort Atkinson was founded in 1840 as a temporary post to keep the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indians west of the Mississippi River on the land known as the Neutral Ground after their removal from Wisconsin. The Neutral Ground was intended for exclusive . . . Map (db m90570) HM
4Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Guard House — Discipline When Needed — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
A small frame Guard House stood west of the North Barracks. It had two rooms, one for the guard on duty and one for the prisoners. A 75-pound iron grate separated the two rooms. The Guard House was most often used to hold soldiers who were being . . . Map (db m173846) HM
5Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — North Barracks — A Soldier's Life — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
To the right of the main gate is a two-story limestone building, one of the two barracks for enlisted men. The eastern portion of the building served as a hospital. The first floor had mess rooms for eating, a kitchen, and a commandant's office. The . . . Map (db m173843) HM
6Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Powder House — Precious Cargo — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
The sturdy structure in the southeast corner of the fort was used to store gun powder and ammunition. These materials were very dangerous so the building has double walls and a vaulted stone roof which were designed to contain an explosion in case . . . Map (db m173853) HM
7Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Root House & Ice House — Provisions for the Troops — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
On the outside of the stockade near the southeast corner of the fort, a path ran down to the bottom of the bluff. Here two small log buildings were built into the side of the river bank. One was used to store ice cut from the river in the winter and . . . Map (db m173852) HM
8Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — South Barracks — Educational Teaching — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
The south enlisted men's barracks was a two-story log structure with raised stone platforms in the center of the foundations to help support the wooden floors. This building also served as a schoolroom for the officers' children and as a church on . . . Map (db m173850) HM
9Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Stockade & Main Gate — Protecting the Troops — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
The fort is laid out in a rectangular shape with the four main barracks arranged around a central parade ground. At 11 feet 9 inches high, the stockade surrounds the main buildings. The pickets, made mostly of oak and some linwood and bass, were . . . Map (db m173855) HM
10Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — Sutler's Store and Post Commissary — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
Supply and Demand The Sutler's Store was not government property. It was build and owned by H. M. Rice. Here, soldiers could purchase miscellaneous personal items such as clay pipes, tobacco, and combs. To haul all his goods, the sutler . . . Map (db m173847) HM
11Iowa (Winneshiek County), Fort Atkinson — The Block House — Strong Defense — Fort Atkinson State Preserve —
Although no battles were ever fought at Fort Atkinson, it was carefully planned and built to withstand an attack. Two block houses (southwest and northeast corners) which held the fort's four cannons projected out beyond the southwest and northeast . . . Map (db m173849) HM
 
 
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Jun. 28, 2022