Door Village, Indiana

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Door Village
Unincorporated community
Door Village is located in Indiana
Door Village
Door Village
Coordinates: 41°34′29″N 86°46′08″W / 41.57472°N 86.76889°W / 41.57472; -86.76889Coordinates: 41°34′29″N 86°46′08″W / 41.57472°N 86.76889°W / 41.57472; -86.76889
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Scipio
Elevation 810 ft (250 m)
ZIP code 46350
FIPS code 18-18442[1]
GNIS feature ID 450427[2]

Door Village is an unincorporated community in Scipio Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. It was founded in 1836.[3]

The site of the Old Fort at Door Village which was built in 1832 and a marker designates the site. A young man rode his Indian pony from Fort Dearborn to this part of the country to warn the settlers that Black Hawk and his Indians were coming on the warpath. The opening between the great forests which came down from the north and up from the south, was designated by the French voyageurs as "La Porte" or the door, from which La Porte County derived its name. The Marker is located on Joliet Road, on the north side near the intersection with Long Lane.

Joliet Road follows the Old Sauk Trail from the south side of present day LaPorte to the Town Of Westville.

Geography[edit]

Door Village is located along the ancient Sauk Trail at 41°34′29″N 86°46′08″W / 41.57472°N 86.76889°W / 41.57472; -86.76889.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Door Village, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. C. C. Chapman & Co. 1880. p. 841.