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Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Clair's Defeat / Fort Recovery

 
 
St. Clair's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. St. Clair's Defeat Marker
Inscription.
St. Clair's Defeat
300 ft. north, 900 ft. west, General St. Clair's army met its crushing defeat by the Indians on November 4, 1791.

Fort Recovery
Built on the same spot in 1793, by General Wayne.
 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commision. (Marker Number C150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 24.793′ N, 84° 46.572′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on North Elm Street (Ohio Route 49) north of Butler Street (Ohio Route 119), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Upon driving into Fort Recovery, Ohio go to the intersection of State Route 119 (Butler Street) and State Route 49 (North Elm Street). Upon arriving there you will notice that on the northeast corner of this intersection there is a park (that takes up one square block) and right in the center of this park you will see a rather large and tall, stone, state memorial monument situated upon it. Between the front of this state memorial monument and North Elm Street is where this particular historical marker is located. Marker
St. Clair's Defeat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. St. Clair's Defeat Marker
View of historical marker in the left-center foreground and the State Memorial Monument in the background.
is at or near this postal address: 140 North Elm Street, Fort Recovery OH 45846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Victor Grasson (a few steps from this marker); Fort Recovery Monument (a few steps from this marker); Fort Recovery Civil War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Richard Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayne's Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Clair's Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Fort Recovery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named St. Clair's Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Clair's Defeat. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
3. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
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