Gratiot's Grove (Wisconsin)

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Gratiot's Grove was a mining settlement and later, a frontier fort, during the Black Hawk War, in Michigan Territory (later Lafayette County, Wisconsin).[1][2]

History[edit]

The Gratiot House south of Shullsburg on Rennick Rd.

In 1824, Henry Gratiot settled in the area with his brother and set up a mining and smelting operation. Later during the Black Hawk War, the settlement became Fort Gratiot.[3][4] Today the Gratiot House still survives in what had been Gratiot's Grove.[5]

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