Site of Fort Jackson

Site of Fort Jackson (HMLFG)

Location: Mineral Point, WI 53565 Iowa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 51.538', W 90° 10.634'

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In June, 1832, an alarm spread throughout the mining region that Black Hawk and his band were on the march north from Illinois. Hastily built stockades were erected throughout the lead region. Fort Jackson was built on this site using vertically placed logs arranged in a square that enclosed cabins housing the garrison and their families. Two-story blockhouses fitted with gun ports were installed on the southeast and northwest corners. Fort Jackson served mainly to distribute military supplies during the Black Hawk War and was dismantled shortly thereafter.
Series This marker is part of the Black Hawk War series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
Marker Number472
Year Placed2002
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 730611 N 4749019
Decimal Degrees42.85896667, -90.17723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 51.538', W 90° 10.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 51' 32.28" N, 90° 10' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Fountain St, Mineral Point WI 53565, US
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