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

Fremont

County Seat of Sandusky County, Ohio

 
 
Fremont Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Fremont Marker
Inscription.
The Junquindundeh of the Indians, and the Lower Sandusky of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

An old neutral town of the Eries used as a refuge on the destruction of the Huron commonwealth by the Iroquois in 1650.

Westernmost point reached by the British and Colonial troops from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut under Israel Putnam in Bradstreet's expedition against Pontiac in 1764.

A British post established here during the Revolutionary War.

Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, the Moravians Heckwelder, Zeisberger and over 1,000 whites held here as prisoners by Indians.

Fort Stephenson built in 1812, and gallantly defended by Major George Croghan, 17th U.S. Infantry with 160 men, againt 2,000 British and Indians under Proctor and Tecumseh, against 1st and 2nd, 1813.

Spiegel Grove the home of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States.


 
Erected 1908.
 
Location. 41° 20.843′ N, 83° 6.807′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on North Front Street north of West State Street (State Route 20). Click for map. This historical marker is located
Fremont Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Fremont Marker
View of the historical marker with the Sandusky River levee and the State Street Bridge over the Sandusky River in the background.
on the river side of North Front Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 North Front Street, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Gantlet and Race Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Betsy (about 700 feet away); Fort Stephenson (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Stephenson (about 800 feet away); Near This Spot (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsWar of 1812War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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