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

Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf

 
 
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker
Inscription.
Site of Fort Deposit
Built by General Wayne
on his march to Fallen
Timbers in 1794.

Roche de Boeuf
This particular rock island
was a famous landmark in
Indian and Pioneer days

 
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° 29.282′ N, 83° 43.882′ W. Marker was in Waterville, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of South River Road and Anthony Wayne Trail (Ohio Route 53), on the right when traveling south on South 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
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
2. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker
View of the nearby "Ohio Historical Marker," Roche de Bout/Roche de Boeuf, looking south along South River Road, towards the site of the missing "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission" marker.
by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. This historical marker use to be located along what is today River Road (which also use to be U.S. 24 back in 1930). Judging by the instructions provided I am situating this marker along the southeast side of the roadway, at the intersection of South River Road and the Anthony Wayne Trail (SR 53). Marker was in this post office area: Waterville OH 43566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Bowling Green Fault (a few steps from this marker); Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Deposit / Roche de Bout (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. one mile away); The Columbian House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Browning Masonic Community (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterville.
 
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,
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
3. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker
View, looking south, along South River Road, towards its intersection with the Anthony Wayne Trail (SR 53), and the location of the missing "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission" marker.
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 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. This particular marker was a type C, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker.

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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
4. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker
View, looking along South River Road, at its intersection with the Anthony Wayne Trail (SR 53), and the probable location of the missing "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission" marker.
. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on March 23, 2016, 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 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
5. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf Marker
View of the "Anthony Wayne Parkway" marker for Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf that is located a short distance south of the missing "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission" marker.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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