Malvern in Carroll County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Great Trail / The Ohio Country in the Revolution
The Great Trail
Gateway to the Ohio Country
The ancient trail that passed near this spot was the major overland route entering the Ohio Country from the east through the 1700s. Also known as the Tuscarawas Path, the Great Trail was used by Native Americans, European explorers, fur traders, missionaries, military expeditions, land agents-and settlers after Ohio became a state. In January 1761, during the French and Indian War, Major Robert Rogers and thirty-eight rangers passed en route to Fort Pitt after taking Fort Detroit from the French. In 1764, during "Pontiac's Conspiracy," Colonel Henry Bouquet crossed here with an army of 1,500 men on his way to Goshachgunk (Coshocton), where he treated with the Delaware and freed captives. During the American Revolution, the Continental Army under General Lachlan McIntosh camped here for two days in November 1778.
The Ohio Country in the Revolution The western wilderness that later became the state of Ohio played a major role in American, British, and Native American strategy during the American Revolution. In 1778, General George Washington ordered General Lachlan McIntosh to establish a new fort in Ohio to provide a base for a spring campaign on Fort Detroit, held by the British and allied tribes. That fall McIntosh
Erected 2010 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-10.)
Location. 40° 41.461′ N, 81° 11.212′ W. Marker is in Malvern, Ohio, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from West Canal Street (Ohio Route 183), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Village Park by the Military Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Malvern OH 44644, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malvern Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles E. Wilson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sandy Valley Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery Clearview Golf Club, 1946 (approx. 6.5 miles away); “Fighting McCook” Home (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Fighting McCooks and the Civil War (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Malvern.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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