Fort Finney

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Fort Finney (1786-1797) - A Revolutionary War fort established in 1786 by Captain Walter Finney on the Ohio River in present-day Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana. Named for Captain Finney. Renamed Fort Steuben (1) in 1789 after Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Revolutionary War hero. Abandoned in 1797.

Fort Finney Marker Locale


The fort was constructed by Captain Walter Finney as square earth and timber works with blockhouses at the waterside corners and barracks forming part of the wall. A trench led from the south side to the Ohio River to provide protected access to the river.

The post was garrisoned by Patriot Militia forces until 1793 and then by Federal troops until 1797.

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Fort Finney Marker Text

Marker only in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana.

Location: At the foot of Fort Street in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana.

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Lat: 38.267910 Long: -85.744683

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Visited: 26 Aug 2012

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