Fort Edwards Memorial

Fort Edwards Street, Warsaw IL 62379 |
The Great River Road in Illinois

Fort Edwards was a log fort built in 1816-1817, to protect the movement of supplies on the Mississippi River. It later served as a fur trading post. A monument honoring Fort Edwards in 1914, incorrectly believed to be the 100-year anniversary of the fort’s construction on the site of the fort. The point offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River and three state: Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.


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