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Near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Finney

Southwest Corner of Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
1. Fort Finney Marker
close up of text
Inscription. Fort Finney A company of soldiers from Fort Pitt landed at the mouth of the great Miami, October 28, 1785, and immediately began the building of a fort near this site. It was called “Fort Finney” in honor of Major Walter Finney who was in command of the operation.

The Continental Congress had commissioned Generals George Rogers Clark, Richard Butler and Samuel Parsons to make a peace treaty with the Shawnee Indians and to mark off lands to be allotted to that tribe.

This site was chosen as being most convenient to the principal body of savages and nearly an equal distance from the rapids, (Louisville) the interior of Kentucky, and Limestone (Maysville)

Invitations were sent to the reluctant Indians, who finally met in the Council House near the fort during the middle of January, 1786. On January 31, 1786 the treaty with the Shawnee Nation was signed, resulting in the ultimate removal of hostile Indians from this area. erected by the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company- 1953
 
Erected 1953 by Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company.
 
Location. 39° 7.113′ N, 84° 48.262′ W. Marker is near North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Brower Road, on the right
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
2. Fort Finney Marker
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when traveling east. Click for map. marker is at Gate #1 of the Miami Fort Generating Station, left side of driveway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11021 Brower Rd., North Bend OH 45052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Farm (here, next to this marker); Indiana - Ohio State Line Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Captain Samuel C. Vance (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Hunt House Hotel (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Lawrenceburgh (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Vietnam War Memorial - - Dearborn County Lawrenceburg Indiana (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); The Price of Freedom (approx. 3.1 miles away in Indiana).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
3. Fort Finney Marker
on the left at Gate #1 of Duke Energy's Miami Fort Generating Plant
Fort Finney image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
4. Fort Finney
close up of 2nd plaque, honoring pioneers
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 13, 2014
5. Fort Finney Site
Miami Fort Generating Plant sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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