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

Turkey Foot Rock

 
 
Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 12, 2009
1. Turkey Foot Rock Marker
Inscription. Lower marker
On this rock according to tradition, Chief Turkey Foot of the Ottawa Indians rallied his warriors during the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Here he was killed and for many years tribesmen made offerings of tobacco on the rock to appease the Great Spirit.

Native American Memorial marker
In memory of all the American Indians who gave their lives at this place, including members of the following tribes.

Chippewa Ottawa Delaware Potawatami Miami Shawnee Mingo Wyandot

Dedicated August 20, 1994 at the 200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
 
Location. 41° 32.598′ N, 83° 41.804′ W. Marker is near Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Fallen Timbers Lane half a mile north of U.S. 24, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located about a mile southwest of the intersection of US 23 and US 24, just off of US 24 at the Fallen Timbers Lane exit, almost midway between the villages of Maumee and Waterville, Ohio. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (here, next to this marker); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument
Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 12, 2009
2. Turkey Foot Rock Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fallen Timbers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Fallen Timbers (about 300 feet away); Maumee River Rapids (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
More about this marker. This monument is located in Fallen Timbers State Park, between US 24 and the Maumee River.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The flip side of Turkey Foot Rock. Jim Murphy, a retired Ohio State University librarian who has a master of science degree in geology from Case Western Reserve University, shares his research on the complicated history of Lucas County's Turkey Foot Rock (on an
Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 12, 2009
3. Turkey Foot Rock Marker
View of Turkey Foot Rock in foreground, situated in front of memorial monument dedicated to the Native Americans who lost their lives at the battlesite.
Adobe Acrobat Document format). (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksMilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 12, 2009
4. Turkey Foot Rock Marker
View of Native American Memorial and Turkey Foot Rock in immediate foreground, with the Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial in the background.
Turkey Foot Rock and Native American Memorial image. Click for full size.
By David Ben-Ariel, June 13, 2009
5. Turkey Foot Rock and Native American Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,392 times since then and 415 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by David Ben-Ariel 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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