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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Fort Foot


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Location:
The marker is located on the North side of IL Route 33, on the west edge of Palestine, adjacent to the Palestine, IL marker.
Latitude:
39.0076
Longitude:
-87.6239
Dedication Date:
01/01/1963
Dedication By:
Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
About 1813 the William Eaton family and other restless pioneers considered Fort LaMotte too crowded and therefore constructed a new stockade on a site several hundred yards north of here. A family trait of the Eatons, large feet, led to the name of Fort Foot.
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