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Melrose in Paulding County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Indians

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, May 3, 2009
1. The Indians Marker
The text on this historic marker discusses General "Mad" Anthony Wayne's march along the Auglaize River on his way to the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Inscription. The Indians in early times plied the Auglaize River as they traveled between the Ohio and the Great Lakes. The French, the British, and then the Americans came into the valley as they succeeded in conquering the land. In the Indian Wars (1790 - 1795), Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne marched north along the river to victory. At Fallen Timbers, he broke the power of the Indians. The Northwest Territory was firmly in the grasp of the Americans, and a part of Ohio was soon opened to peaceful settlement.
 
Erected 1953 by The Paulding County Ohio Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 41° 6.699′ N, 84° 24.881′ W. Marker is in Melrose, Ohio, in Paulding County. Marker is on County Route 171 0.2 miles south of County Route 177, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This Historical marker is located south of Defiance, Ohio, in a remote area of rural Paulding County, Ohio, on the west side of the Auglaize River, just to the south of where the Little Auglaize River flows into the Auglaize River. Marker is in this post office area: Melrose OH 45861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Brown (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Brown
The Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 3, 2009
2. The Indians Marker
View of "The Indians" marker as seen on the left side of the Fort Brown Memorial marker.
(here, next to this marker); Charloe (approx. 1.7 miles away); Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie Canals (approx. 6.1 miles away); Paulding County Carnegie Library (approx. 8.7 miles away); Paulding County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Paulding County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870 (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Melrose.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker shares it's location with two additional historical markers (both of the other markers refer events related to the War of 1812).
 
Regarding The Indians. In the "Historical Sketch - Paulding County, Ohio," when discussing the early military history of the county, it states the following: "It was first traversed by Americans under Gen. 'Mad' Anthony Wayne in 1794 enroute to the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 3, 2009
3. The Indians Marker
View of the historical markers, in the distance, along side the road, and the Auglaize River that it followed, that was the probable route of General Wayne and his army.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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