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Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Ferree

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Fort Ferree Marker
Inscription.
1,000 feet east - site of
Fort Ferree

Main headquarters of General
William H. Harrison's army in
the War of 1812.

Many of his soldiers who
died in battle are buried in
this courthouse yard.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C481.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.649′ N, 83° 16.879′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Sandusky Avenue (Ohio Route 53) and E. Wyandot Avenue (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on S. Sandusky Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on the northwest corner of the front lawn of the Wyandot County courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Fort Ferree Marker
This historical marker as viewed in the Northwest corner of the Wyandot County courthouse front lawn.
Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 0.6 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. There is a related historical marker regarding Fort Ferrre, located 1,000 feet to the east, on the old Lincoln Highway (modern day US 30), on the original site of the fort.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Fort Ferree Marker
View of the marker that is located approximately 1,000 feet to the east of this marker, in front of the local Elk Lodge, at the original site of Fort Ferree.
a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System.
Back in 2008, while I was attempting to post as many War of 1812 related markers as I could find, in preparation for the approaching Bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, I began to discover (quite be accident) the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. As I started to read about this network of markers, that was originally erected back in 1930 as part of Ohio's 150 year celebration of its involvement in the American Revolutionary War, I came to realize that it was also a potentially excellent source of historical markers that featured information regarding Ohio's role in the War of 1812. The Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC) had published a 1931 planning report that listed
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
4. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
all of the historical markers that had been commissioned to be erected, listing each marker by county, with text included, and of the nearly 70 markers erected, close to 25 of them featured information regarding War of 1812 related historical events and locations.

Unfortunately I soon discovered that there were more of these 1930 era markers that were missing than what had survived. So that made it all the more satisfying each time that I was able to discover, and post on the Historical Marker database, a surviving ORMC marker.

Well the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 has come and gone, and the focus is no longer on rushing to discover and post all of Ohio's War of 1812 related historical markers. So in the spirit of taking the time to relax and to smell the roses, that's just what I have been doing with the ORMC markers. In doing so, I noticed something about these markers that I had completely overlooked before.

To the best of my knowledge, of the 70 some ORMC, Type C, markers, that were originally erected back in 1930, there are 23 that are still standing. Of the 23 ORMC, Type C, markers that are still standing, only 16 of them still have the marker's unique silhouette art work attached to the top of the marker.

It is my impression, that the ORMC markers, were the only marker series ever commissioned in the state of Ohio that
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
5. Fort Ferree Marker
Close-up view of the marker, with silhouette art work across the top of the marker included in the picture.
had silhouette art work attached across the top of each marker. What makes these markers even more interesting, at least to me, is that the silhouette art work, that was featured across the top of each ORMC marker was seemingly unique to each marker, and the artwork was made to relate to the historical event featured in the text of each marker.

So, having now come to better appreciate the significance of this rare silhouette art work feature, I have decided to try and go back to each of these surviving 16 markers, and to better feature and record for the historical record, the silhouettes on each of these surviving ORMC markers.
    — Submitted April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar of 1812
 
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
6. Fort Ferree Marker
Close-up view of the unique silhouette art work that is featured across the top of this marker.
Fort Ferree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
7. Fort Ferree Marker
A distant view of the marker as seen in the northwest corner of the Wyandot County courthouse front lawn.
 
 
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