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

Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805

Ohio Historical Marker

 
 
Port Lawrence Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
1. Port Lawrence Marker
Inscription. [East Side of Marker]:"Port Lawrence"

This pioneer village, which was united with its downriver rival, Vistula, to be incorporated as Toledo in 1837, was platted by Cincinnati businessmen in 1817. The "Panic" of 1819 caused the enterprise to default. The village was re-platted in 1832. A two-story log warehouse along Swan Creek was the first important structure. The village was named for Captain James Lawrence, War of 1812 naval hero.

[West Side of Marker]:"Fort Industry, 1805"

On this site, July 4, 1805, a treaty was concluded with the chiefs of the Ottawa, Chippewa, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Muncie, and Delaware tribes. The Indians ceded their title to over 2.7 million acres in the Firelands, now Erie and Huron counties, and the Connecticut Western Reserve. Little else is known about "Fort Industry," which appears as a symbolic blockhouse on Toledo's official seal and flag.
 
Erected 1987 by Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 38.967′ N, 83° 32.082′ 
Port Lawrence Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
2. Port Lawrence Marker
View looking west, up Jefferson Avenue, of historic marker (left side of picture) and the southeast corner of intersection of Summit and Jefferson.
W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and North Summit Street, on the right when traveling east on Jefferson Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lucas County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. half a mile away); Vistula Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Industry, 1805 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
3. Fort Industry, 1805 Marker
Fort Industry, 1805 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
4. Fort Industry, 1805 Marker
View looking east, down Jefferson Avenue, of historic marker, with the Maumee River in the background.
Fort Industry, 1805 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
5. Fort Industry, 1805 Marker
View looking south of the corner on Jefferson and Summit where the historic marker (on the left side of picture) and the Fort Industry Square commercial building are located.
Port Lawrence/Fort Industry, 1805 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
6. Port Lawrence/Fort Industry, 1805 Marker
A more distant view looking south of the corner on Jefferson and Summit where the historic marker and the Fort Industry Square commercial building are located. There is also a view of the Maumee River behind the building. This would be where Fort Industry was located back in 1805.
Fort Industry, 1805 Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, December 29, 2009
7. Fort Industry, 1805
View of the Seal of the City of Toledo that features Fort Industry.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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