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Historical Marker:

Fort Handy


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Location:
The marker is located adjacent to a park, on the south edge of West Union on Walnut Street (1900 Street).
Latitude:
39.2076
Longitude:
-87.6615
Dedication Date:
01/01/1967
Dedication By:
The West Union 4-H Clubs and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Fort Handy, built in 1816, was located 1200 feet southeast of this park on a knoll. The fort, the only structure of its kind in Clark County, was built by the family of Thomas Handy and contained three cabins and a well surrounded by a bulletproof palisade.
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