Site of Fort St. Antoine

Site of Fort St. Antoine (HM6H5)

Location: Stockholm, WI 54769 Pepin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.926', W 92° 13.473'

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1686

Nicholas Perrot was a daring adventurer, fur-trader and able diplomat. The handsome Frenchman built Fort St. Antoine on the shore of Lake Pepin near here in 1686. Alarmed by the aggressions of the English, the French government felt it was necessary to repeat their claims with sufficient pomp and ceremony to impress the Indians and to assure their allegiance. Accordingly, here at Fort St. Antoine on May 8, 1689, Perrot formally took possession of the entire region west of the Great Lakes "no matter how remote" in the name of Louis XIV. When A.W. Miller surveyed this area in 1855, he reported the fort site occupied "a space of about sixty by forty-five feet, and stood about seventy feet back from the point of highest water mark on the lake shore".
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HM NumberHM6H5
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number22
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 561682 N 4923862
Decimal Degrees44.46543333, -92.22455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.926', W 92° 13.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 55.56" N, 92° 13' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1415-1663 WI-35, Stockholm WI 54769, US
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