Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Fort Miami
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Miami
Erected 1680 - the oldest
fortified trading post in
the Mid-west. Here flew
the flags of France, 1680;
Great Britain, 1760; and
the United States, 1796.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 34.327′ N, 83° 37.564′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker should be located where Michigan Avenue. dead ends into River Road, on the river side of River Road, in a small, Lucas County MetroPark, which is situated along the west side of the Maumee River. The marker should be situated along the lone park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location A Strategic Location (here, next to this marker); Running a Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); British Betray Indian Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
More about this marker. I vaguely recall seeing this marker back in either the late 1970s or early 1980s, here at this site. What in particular I recall about seeing this marker was the claim in the text of the marker that the French had a fortified trading post at this site in 1680, which I was not aware of.
I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to track down the current whereabouts of this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail marker. All that I know of certain is that it is currently missing from its original location.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state (Submitted on September 7, 2014, 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 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Wars, US Indian •
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