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

Fort Defiance, 1794

 
 
Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
1. Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker
Inscription. Here in 1794 General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance during the Indian Wars prior to the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Fort Winchester was built south of here during the War of 1812.
Down river from here is Preston Island, former site of Indian villages.
About one mile south of here is the site of the large Indian Council of 1792.
 
Location. 41° 17.262′ N, 84° 21.421′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker can be reached from Fort Street near Washington Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the park that marks the site of General Wayne's Fort Defiance. The marker is inscribed on a red stone slab that is situated on the high ground overlooking the Maumee River next to the state historical marker for Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Were Recorded Here In 1718 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Defiance Flagstaff (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (within shouting
Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
2. Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker
View looking north with the historical marker in the foreground and the Maumee River in the background.
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker); French Indian Apple Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Defiance.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
3. Fort Defiance, 1794 Marker
View looking west with the historical marker in the right foreground next to the state historical marker for Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan and a view looking upstream of the Maumee River in the right-center background of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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