|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Cherokee County - Cherokee
Plaque near site of Fort Cherokee
Due to the "Great Sioux Uprising of 1862" a number of forts were built to protect settlers in NW Iowa. The Northern Border Brigade was organized and served in this region. It kept soldiers tied up in this area who could not go south to fight the Confederates. Besides Cherokee, see other monuments listed for Peterson, Spirit Lake, Estherville and Fort Dodge. This marker may not be completely accurate as the fort was 200 feet west and it was built by the Northern Border Brigade. The bronze plaque, set on a granite base, is on private property at the SW corner of Riverview Drive and Colony Drive. Photos taken 10/14/11.