“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Seneca in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Fort Seneca

Fort Seneca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Fort Seneca Marker
Inscription. In the 1820s a general store and a grist mill were established near this site, where the famous Scioto-Sandusky Indian Trail neared the Sandusky River. The settlement was first known as McNutt's, later as Swope's Corners. The village of Fort Seneca was surveyed January 14, 1836. It's name was derived from Gen. Harrison's War of 1812 fort, which was located a few miles down stream.
Erected 1987 by 1986 Fort Seneca Sesqui-Centennial Committee and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-74.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 12.558′ N, 83° 10.049′ W. Marker is in Fort Seneca, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Fremont-Tiffin Road (Ohio Route 53) and Township Road 1020 on Fremont-Tiffin Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5865 Fremont-Tiffin Rd., Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island (here, next to this marker); Native American Habitation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail
Fort Seneca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Fort Seneca Marker
Fort Seneca historical marker adjacent to State Route 53 and the "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail" marker.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Ball (approx. 6.4 miles away); State's First Female Lawyers (approx. 6.5 miles away); Portage Trail (approx. 7.8 miles away); Seneca John, Noted Chief (approx. 7.8 miles away); Ballís Battlefield (approx. 8.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located adjacent to another historical marker from the old "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail" series. The marker makes note of the "Harrison-Shelby Marches" of 1813, which would have occurred along the Scioto-Sandusky Trail mentioned on the "Fort Seneca" marker.
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.
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Next to the "Fort Seneca" marker, that talks about being located on the Scioto-Sandusky Trail, is the "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail" marker that commemorates the Harrison-Shelby Marches of 1813.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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