Old Military Trail

Old Military Trail (HMTO6)

Location: McGregor, IA 52157
Country: United States of America

N 43° 3.964', W 91° 10.806'

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This rock marks the beginning of the Old Military Trail first used in the summer of 1840 by troops from Fort Crawford in Wisconsin when building Fort Atkinson in Iowa. It served as a highway for the movement of troops and supplies from Fort Crawford and Fort Atkinson.

[DAR insignia]
Erected by the Iowa Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
HM NumberHMTO6
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceMonument
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberHMT06
Year Placed1927
Placed ByThe Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:12pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] RON HARRIS  [2] RON HARRIS  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationAbout one mile north of Marquette, Iowa on Highway 76
Location DescriptionAccess is via frontage road—cross RR tracks and drive south about 100 yards
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 648179 N 4769758
Decimal Degrees43.06606667, -91.18010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.964', W 91° 10.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 57.8400" N, 91° 10' 48.3600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)563
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near IA-76, McGregor IA 52157, US
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County is Clayton County, Iowa; Nearest post office is Marquette, Iowa 52158

Jan 18, 2016 at 12:16pm PST by porquoi

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The County should be Clayton County, Iowa. The nearest post office should be Marquette, Iowa 52158

Jan 18, 2016 at 11:47am PST by porquoi

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