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New Madison in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Black

on the Ohio Frontier

 

—War of 1812 —

 
Fort Black Marker close up image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2013
1. Fort Black Marker close up
Inscription.
Fort Black
a sturdy log outpost
was erected immediately
southwest of this site
in the fall of 1813
under the direction of
Lieutenant James Black
commanding a detachment
of Preble County troops
in order to protect the
pioneer settlers against
bands of hostile Indians
who were then engaged in
harassing the frontier.
The town of Madison was
platted on this site by
Zadock Smith in Dec. 1817
and was probably named for
President James Madison
afterwards this plat was
purchased and vacated by
Ernestus Putnum
who laid off and recorded
a new town in 1831
and called it New Madison

 
Erected 1938 by Catherine Katzenberger.
 
Location. 39° 58.185′ N, 84° 42.462′ W. Marker is in New Madison, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is at the intersection of Main street (Ohio Route 121) and Fayette Street, on the right when traveling north on Main street. Click for map. marker is near base of village water tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Fayette Street, New Madison OH 45346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Jefferson
Fort Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 2, 2014
2. Fort Black Marker
1907 USGS West Manchester topo, edited, marked and colored by Dr. Ronald Irick. Map shows proximity to other frontier features
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Jefferson (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Clair's Defeat (approx. 4.8 miles away); Camp Maple Swamp (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Nesbit (approx. 5.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Studabaker School (approx. 8.1 miles away); Welcome to the National Road (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Please note: this marker was furnished by Catherine Katzenberger, I have noticed that several other markers in Darke County were furnished by members of this family. i.e.- Camp Stillwater, by Martha Katzenberger, and Camp Maple Swamp, by Mrs. Grace M. Katzenberger. All of these were done in 1936-38
 
Regarding Fort Black. adjacent marker refers to person on first marker
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Fort Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2013
3. Fort Black Marker
2nd marker adjacent to Fort Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
4. 2nd marker adjacent to Fort Black Marker
Fort Black Cafe' image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2014
5. Fort Black Cafe'
Fort Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 14, 2013
6. Fort Black Marker
donors name on marker
donors name at Camp Maple Swamp marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
7. donors name at Camp Maple Swamp marker
donor name at Camp Stillwater marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
8. donor name at Camp Stillwater marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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