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

Fort Defiance

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 

—Wayne-Harrison-Winchester-Clay-Bird Marches —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
1. Fort Defiance Marker
Inscription.
Ohio
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail

Wayne • Harrison
Winchester • Clay
Bird
1780 • Marches • 1813
— • —
Fort
Defiance
————>

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A95.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 17.298′ N, 84° 21.651′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Street and South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling west on Fort Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the north side of Fort Street, right next to the Clinton Street bridge, along the south side of the Maumee River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 581 Fort Street, Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontiac Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Indian Wars (approx. 0.2
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
2. Fort Defiance Marker
View of historical marker with Maumee River seen in the background.
miles away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Defiance Flagstaff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Winchester (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Indian Apple Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Defiance.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is 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.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
3. Fort Defiance Marker
View looking north of the historical marker just to the right of the Clinton Street bridge over the Maumee River.
sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers. This particular marker is one of the type A markers of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series.

Originally, back in 1930, according to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report, there were erected 168 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type A, markers. To date, I know of only 3 of these type A markers that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database (markers A-95, A-96, and A-1340). A large number of them are presently missing, but this particular marker is one of the few remaining type A, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 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 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Fort Defiance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 3, 2009
4. Fort Defiance Marker
View of the Fort Defiance historical marker which is located on the original site of Fort Defiance, about 0.2 miles to the east of the featured Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, historical marker.
 

3. 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 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. 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.
 
 
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