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

Fort Meigs / Introduction 2

Was in the West

 
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
1. Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker
Inscription. While Easterners were more concerned with diplomatic issues relating to Europe, the war west of the Appalachian Mountains took on a different character. The war in the West was a continuation of a long series of Indian wars dating back to the 1750s. The American victory at the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers and the subsequent Treaty of Green Ville, signed the following year, had imposed a brief period of peace within the region. But after 1800, a flood of settlement throughout Ohio and Indiana prompted a renewal of sporadic Indian violence. Indian resentment was genuine. Although native peoples needed no encouragement to oppose United States expansion, by June 1812, many settlers believed that they were being incited to violence by British agents. The British, the settlers said, were supplying the Indians with arms, ammunition, and rewards for American scalps.
 
Location. 41° 33.077′ N, 83° 39.18′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) north of Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is the second in a series of markers that make up a walking tour of Fort Meigs. This particular marker is located just outside of the back doorway
Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
2. Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker
View looking in the direction of the Fort Meigs Visitor Center of the Fort Meigs, Introduction 2, historical marker which is located along the walkway to the fort.
of the park's visitor center, along the walkway that leads from the visitor center to the entrance of the reconstructed fort. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (about 400 feet away); Major Amos Stoddard (about 600 feet away); Army Lodge No. 24 Free and Accepted Masons (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
3. Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 Marker
View looking in the direction of the entrance to the reconstructed Fort Meigs of the historical marker which is located along the walkway between the visitor center and the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 316 times since then. 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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