How long did Fort Madison exist?
Fort Madison itself existed between April 1809 and November 1813, at which time it was abandoned and burned by the garrison due primarily to a lack of supplies. An earlier temporary post was used by the garrison between September 1808 and April 1809 as winter quarters while they constructed Fort Madison. This first fort was named Fort Belle Vue.

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1. Who funds Old Fort Madison?
2. Who owns Old Fort Madison?
3. Is Old Fort Madison on the original site?
4. Who was the fort named for?
5. Why was the fort built?
6. How long did Fort Madison exist?
7. Who built Fort Madison?
8. How many soldiers served at Fort Madison?
9. What time period does the fort represent?
10. Was there fighting at Fort Madison?