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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Peter Navarre

 
 
Front of Peter Navarre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2009
1. Front of Peter Navarre Marker


Inscription.
(Front):
Peter Navarre
1790-1874

Considered the first citizen of the East Side, Peter Navarre, along with his brother Robert, first settled the land east of the Maumee River in 1807. A fur trader by profession, Navarre was experienced in wilderness survival and had a deep understanding of Native American life. He died on March 20, 1874, and was buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery across the river from his beloved East Toledo. In 1922, the City of Toledo declared September 9th Peter Navarre Day, an official city holiday. This marker commemorates the 200th anniversary of the founding of East Toledo.


(Back):
Peter Navarre
War of 1812

During the War of 1812, Peter Navarre acted as a scout for the American army and provided intelligence about enemy strength and locations. Navarre was responsible for passing communications between Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry at Port Clinton and General William Henry Harrison at Fort Seneca during August and September 1813. On September 9, Navarre was sent to Perry with orders to begin the attack against the British. The Battle of Lake Erie was fought the following day. His skill and resourcefulness to pass through enemy territory aided the United States in retaining this area during the
Peter Navarre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
2. Peter Navarre Marker
war.
 
Erected 2007 by East Toledo Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5048.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 38.055′ N, 83° 30.641′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of White Street and Ellis Avenue, on the left when traveling south on White Street. Click for map. This marker is located in East Toledo's Navarre Park, in front of the park shelter house. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peter and Robert Navarre (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Prehistoric Fort (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vistula Historic District (approx. 1.8 miles away); Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 1.8 miles away); Toledo (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Peter Navarre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 18, 2009
3. Peter Navarre Marker
View of historical marker in the right foreground, with the East Toledo Historical Society building in the center-left background.
Peter Navarre Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
4. Peter Navarre Grave Marker
View of gravestone marker at the head of the grave, with what appears to be a pole with a missing historical marker at the foot of the grave.
Peter Navarre Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
5. Peter Navarre Grave Marker
Another view of the gravestone marker and the pole with what appears to be a missing historical marker at the foot of the grave.
Peter Navarre Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
6. Peter Navarre Grave Marker
View of Peter Navarre's grave in right foreground and the Navarre Memorial Marker off in the distant, left of center, background.
 
 
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