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

Fort Stephenson

 
 
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
1. Fort Stephenson Marker
Inscription.
Most Gallantly Defended By
Major George Croghan
With but 160 men
Against 1300 British and Indians
Under Gen. Proctor and Tecumseh
On August 2, 1813


 
Erected 1903 by Col. George Croghan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 20.768′ N, 83° 6.947′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on Croghan Street east of High Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown area of Fremont, affixed to a rock, in the northwest section of the front yard of the Birchard Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 485 Croghan Street, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Stephenson (a few steps from this marker); Old Betsy (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration (about 300 feet
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
2. Fort Stephenson Marker
View of historical marker affixed to a rock.
away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Fremont (about 400 feet away); Near This Spot (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fremont (about 800 feet away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
3. Fort Stephenson Marker
View looking southeast of the historical marker at it's location in front of the Birchard Public Library.
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. Fort Stephenson Marker
View looking south of the historical marker at its location in front of the Birchard Public Library.
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
5. Fort Stephenson Marker
View looking east of Croghan Street. The Birchard Public Library, where the historical marker is located (and where Fort Stephenson was located) is up just beyond the steps to the left, and at the end of Croghan Street is the Sandusky River, where the British gunboats that fired on Fort Stephenson where located.
Fort Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
6. Fort Stephenson Marker
View looking southeast at the intersection of Croghan and High Streets. The northwest corner of the library property can be seen and the historical marker affixed to a rock is visible just to the right of the library's walkway.
 
 
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