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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
"We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours"
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
1. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker
 
Inscription. The original of this monument to Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, was created in marble in 1860 by New York Sculptor William Walcutt for the City of Cleveland. When that City had the statues cast in bronze, the originals were given to Perrysburg and erected in 1937. Under the leadership of the Perrysburg Area Arts Council and with the assistance and cooperation of the City of Perrysburg, popular subscriptions provided for replication of the statues in bronze by Michigan sculptor Lynn Haynes. The Perry statue and new pedestal were dedicated May 26, 1997. The statues of the Midshipman and Cabin Boy were completed a year later.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 41° 33.634′ N, 83° 37.806′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Ohio Route 65) and Louisiana Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to the backside of the monument that is the featured historical landmark for the downtown Perrysburg business district. The monument is located at the northern end of the main business street through downtown Perrysburg, on the high ground overlooking the Maumee River. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
2. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
View of the monument that the historical marker is affixed to.
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. to Fort Stephenson / to Fort Meigs (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (within shouting distance of this marker); History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wood County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Maumee and Western Reserve Road / Turnpike Milestones (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Fort Miami (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Strategic Location (approx. 0.8 miles away); Running a Gauntlet (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
3. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
A close-up view of the bronze sculpting of Commodore Perry that is affixed to the top of the monument that is described by the historical marker.
 
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
4. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
View of the monument that the historical marker is affixed to at its location on the high ground overlooking the Maumee River valley.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 866 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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