Fort Ouiatenon
National Historic Site


First post in Indiana area built nearby in 1717 by French Canada to counter
British expansion in valleys of Wabash and Ohio rivers. 
Served as trade and communication post.
 French surrendered fort to British in 1761 during French and Indian War. 
Fort was occupied by native Americans after 1763 and

 destroyed by American soldiers 1791.

Erected 1998 by the
Indiana Historical Bureau and
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Indiana


Marker placed on the blockhouse noting the birthplace of
Rev. Anthony Foucher, the first American priest of the West
July 22, 1741 - June 12, 1812.
 It was placed by the Catholic Women's Study Club, 1961.

Historical Markers

Photo of the Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse from WikiCommons and is in the public domain.  
All other photos by Adina Dyer

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