Birthplace of Des Moines

Birthplace of Des Moines (HMS2O)

Location: Des Moines, IA 50309 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 34.916', W 93° 37.005'

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Polk County, IowaFort Des Moines No. 2Established May 1843 — Evacuated March 1846
This cabin is a memorial to the military outpost, Fort Des Moines No. 2, occupied by Company I, First Regiment U. S. Dragoons and Company F First U. S. Infantry. The Fort was the second of three military installations named Fort Des Moines.

In 1846, the City was established near this site at the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers.

In time, all the original Fort buildings disappeared. This circa 1840's log cabin was moved from Washington County, Iowa to this site in 1964 by the Polk County Historical Society.

HM NumberHMS2O
Year Placed1964
Placed ByPolk County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 448589 N 4603544
Decimal Degrees41.58193333, -93.61675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 34.916', W 93° 37.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 34' 54.96" N, 93° 37' 0.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)515, 641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 306-338 SW Water St, Des Moines IA 50309, US
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