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

Fort Meigs / Introduction 4

To the Rapids

 
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
1. Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 Marker
Inscription. American soldiers commanded by William Henry Harrison had been following Winchester with supplies and garrison troops. After learning of the French Town defeat, they fell back to the Portage River in Ohio. On February 1, 1813, Harrison advanced to the Maumee River and constructed Fort Meigs. This post was built to protect the strategically important foot of the Maumee River rapids, and to serve as a supply and staging area that would allow Harrison and his army to prepare for the retaking of Detroit and an invasion of Canada.
 
Location. 41° 33.087′ N, 83° 39.175′ 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 fourth 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 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 2
Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
2. Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 Marker
View looking in the direction of the Fort Meigs Visitor Center of the Fort Meigs, Introduction 4, historical marker which is located along the walkway to the fort.
(a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (about 400 feet away); Major Amos Stoddard (about 500 feet away); Fort Meigs (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
3. Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 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 291 times since then and 2 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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