Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Prudhomme



Marker ID: THC 4E 13
Location: U.S. 51, Lauderdale County, 5 miles south of Henning
County: Lauderdale
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

19 miles west, near Fulton, on the Mississippi, LaSalle built a fort while searching for Pierre Prudhomme, his expedition's armorer, who got lost while hunting in 1682. On finding him the expedition continued to the Gulf. On his return trip, LaSalle became ill here, and the expedition remained for 40 days while he recovered.