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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A Strategic Location

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
1. A Strategic Location Marker
Inscription. The British constructed Fort Miamis at the foot of the Maumee River rapids to challenge U.S. General Anthony Wayne and his Legionnaires marching through the Ohio country in 1794.

Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled Detroit, the fort was strategically located to control the waterway to the south, allow reinforcements and supplies to arrive by river from the north, and embolden the American Indian confederacy's resistance to American settlers.

After the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794, the British continued to occupy Fort Miamis until peaceably handing it over to the Americans in July 1796 as a result of the Jay Treaty. Americans then occupied the fort until abandoning it in 1798. British troops reoccupied the Fort Miamis site in 1813 when they were battling American forces at Fort Meigs, a large U.S. supply depot about two miles upriver.
 
Location. 41° 34.328′ N, 83° 37.568′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is 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
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
2. A Strategic Location Marker
of the Maumee River. The marker is situated along the lone park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Marker is 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 marker. Running a Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Miami (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (here, next to 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.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
A Strategic Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the featured historical marker, seen to the far left of the group of three markers.
A Strategic Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
4. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the group of three markers, including the featured marker, looking northwest along the park walking path.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
5. A Strategic Location Marker
Distant view of the featured historical marker, looking southeast along the park's walking path.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
6. A Strategic Location Marker
View looking southwest, from beyond the location of the historical marker, of the lone park walking path that leads to the marker from the parking lot.
A Strategic Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
7. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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