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Door Village, Indiana
Door Village Post site
Door Village Post site
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Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Scipio
810 ft (250 m)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-18442
GNIS feature ID 450427

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

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.


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.

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