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Near Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Battle of Piqua
August 8th, 1780
 
The Battle of Piqua Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. The Battle of Piqua Marker
View looking south with Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) in the near background and Ohio Route 4 in the far background.
 
Inscription. Approximately three miles west of Springfield at the present site of George Rogers Clark Memorial Park lay the Shawnee Indian Town called Piqua. This town was the site of the battle of Piqua on August 8th, 1780 - one of the last battles of the American Revolution in the West.

General George Rogers Clark with his Kentucky soldiers defeated and drove from this area the Shawnee Indians thus aiding to make the Northwest Territory part of the United States. The battle was a significant one in the struggle of the pioneer for the West and in the struggle of the American colonies for ascendancy over the British during the American Revolution. The permanent settlement of the area of Ohio began within a decade and a half after General Clark's victory.
 
Erected 1969 by Clark County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 54.501′ N, 83° 54.682′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) and Lower Valley Pike, on the right when traveling north on Tecumseh Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peckuwe Shawnee Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Piqua, or Picawey (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General George Rogers Clark / Tecumseh (about 500 feet away); Tecumseh (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Those Men Who Died in the Battle of Piqua (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Piqua (approx. half a mile away); Mad River Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
The Battle of Piqua Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. The Battle of Piqua Marker
View of historical marker with the George Rogers Clark Historical Park in the background.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Piqua. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of Piqua. This is a link to information provided by Touring Ohio. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Piqua. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
The Battle of Piqua Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. The Battle of Piqua Marker
View looking north of the historical marker in the foreground with the grounds of George Rogers Clark Historical Park and the park's "Hertzler House" in the background.
 
 
The Battle of Piqua Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. The Battle of Piqua Marker
View looking northwest of Tecumseh Road (Ohio Route 369) to the left and the historical marker and the George Rogers Clark Historical Park to the right.
 
 
The George Rogers Clark Historical Park Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. The George Rogers Clark Historical Park
The historical marker is on the grounds of the George Rogers Clark Historical Park.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 901 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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