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

Fallen Timbers Battlefield

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
One-half mile northwest
Fallen Timbers
Battlefield


Where, on August 20, 1794
General Wayne decisively
defeated the Indians and
British; thereby opening
much of the Northwest
to the whites.

 
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° 32.303′ N, 83° 41.821′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of West River Road and Jerome Road, on the left when traveling north on West River Road. Click for map. Back in 1930, the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission created a military trail that they called "Wayne's Trail" and designated it as being their "Route Number 7." According to their 1931 report, from Defiance, Ohio, all the way to Fallen Timbers, this trail followed Route 24 (U.S. 24). Today U.S. 24 is no longer routed along any of General Wayne's trail from Defiance to Fallen Timbers, so we can't use the directions provided by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 8, 2014
2. Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker
Based on the information provided in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's 1931 report, the corner of River and Jerome Roads best fits the description of where this historical marker was located.
Commission. This historical marker use to be located along River Road (which also use to be U.S. 24 back in 1930). Judging by the instructions provided I am situating this marker at the northwest corner of the intersection of River and Jerome Roads. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Maumee River Rapids (about 600 feet away); Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
More about this marker. In 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 8, 2014
3. Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker
A more distant view of the northwest the corner of River and Jerome Roads, that best fits the description of where this historical marker was located.
by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 72 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on September 8, 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 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 8, 2014
4. Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker
A view of Jerome Road on the left, which will take travelers to the site of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, about half a mile away, and a view of River Road on the right, which use to be U.S. 24, with the site of the marker right in the middle.
. 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. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 8, 2014
5. Fallen Timbers Battlefield Marker
View looking south along River Road (the U.S. 24 of 1930) towards Defiance, Ohio. The hill in the background is the beginning of Presque Isle Hill, mentioned in various accounts of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our missing marker), and the marker on the right is a type B.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
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