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Darke County Markers
Ohio (Darke County), Ansonia — Camp Mississinewa
The army of Major General Arthur St. Clair advanced from Camp Sulphur Springs on Wednesday Nov. 2nd, 1791 A.D. using where practical the old trail following the higher ground between the marshes, crossed the Stillwater River about noon and were joined by another much more frequented Indian path coming up the valley of the stream. At this camp the troops were drawn up in two parallel lines facing the creek, with the artillery in the center. On Nov. 3rd, the final advance of eight miles was made . . . — Map (db m74343) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Ansonia — Camp Sulphur Springs
The army of Maj. General Arthur St. Clair camped on the ridge to the east from Sunday evening, October 30th, until the morning of November 2nd 1791, awaiting the forwarding of flour, tents and heavy baggage. The troops had advanced seven miles from Greenville Creek following the Wabash Trail. While here, a severe storm occured and some sixty hungry and disgruntled militiamen deserted threatening to plunder the provision wagons coming up the road. In order to apprehend the . . . — Map (db m20250) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Brock — 7-19 — Annie Oakley
Side A Phoebe Ann Mosey, also known as Annie Oakley, was born six miles northeast of here in what was then Woodland, later renamed Willowdell. Born in 1860 she was the sixth daughter born to Jacob and Susan Mosey. After the death of her father, she engaged in shooting wild game to feed the Mosey family. This child prodigy shooter shot match after match until she won a life-changing match in 1881 with champion shooter, Frank Butler. In 1882, Phoebe Ann married Butler in Windsor, . . . — Map (db m59641) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Brock — Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Erected in Memory of Unknown Soldiers — Map (db m28798) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Brock — Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who served and sacrificed for their country in all wars and conflicts. May 1987 — Map (db m28648) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Castine — Camp Maple Swamp
The army of Maj. Gen. Arthur camped on the southern margin of Maple Swamp at the headwaters of Twin Creek. One and a half miles west of this site at noon on October 11, 1791 A.D. on account of the marshy condition of the ground it was necessary to delay the advance until the following afternoon when the army veered to the northeast and struck a well worn Indian path leading through the prairie and avoiding the wet places. The army gained about five and a half miles this day and camped on bottom . . . — Map (db m74335) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Fort Jefferson
Built by the Army of General Arthur St. Clair in October 1791 and used as a military post during the campaigns against the North-Western Indian tribes MCMVII — Map (db m19885) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — 5-19 — Fort Jefferson
During the Indian Wars of 1790-1795, the United States built a chain of forts in the contested area of what is today western Ohio. These forts were built as a result of various tribes of the region attacking the encroaching American population as they moved north of the Ohio River. In October 1791, General Arthur St. Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, set out on a mission to punish the tribes and on October 12, ordered his forces to build Fort Jefferson, the fourth link in that chain . . . — Map (db m20254) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain
Fort Jefferson was just a link in a chain of forts stretching north from Fort Washington (Cincinnati) to Fort Deposit (Waterville). During the Indian War of 1790-1795, the United States felt it necessary to build forts in contested territory. Fort Jefferson was the fourth in that chain of fortifications, generally within a hard day's march of each other. It was constructed in October 1791 under the orders of General Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory. The . . . — Map (db m22593) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — 5-19 — St. Clair's Defeat Ohio Historical Marker
General Arthur St.Clair, governor of the Northwest Territory, left Fort Jefferson on October 24, 1791, on a mission to subdue Indian tribes that had attacked white settlers coming north of the Ohio River. St. Clair and his forces progressed only about 28 miles before halting at the east branch of the Wabash River. On November 4, forces under Chief Little Turtle inflicted the worst defeat ever by Indians upon the United States army. Over 600 soldiers were killed and 300 wounded. During the next . . . — Map (db m20272) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 2-19 — Annie Oakley, 1860 - 1926 "Little Sure Shot"
One of America's best-known sport shooters and entertainers of the late 1800s, Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey (or Mozee) north of Versailles in Darke County in 1860. She achieved local fame for her shooting ability as a hunter while still in her teens. By 1885 Oakley was a star performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West. With husband and manager Frank Butler, she refined a shooting act and image that appealed to late 19th century notions of a romanticized but vanishing West. Throughout her . . . — Map (db m39292) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville
Signed near this location on Aug. 3, 1795 Line Drawing of the Principal Figures in the signing of the treaty 1. Anthony Wayne 2. Little Turtle 3. William Wells 4. William Henry Harrison 5. William Clark 6. Meriwether Lewis 7. Isaac Zane 8. Tarhe, the Crane 9. Blue Jacket 10. Black Hoof 11. Buckonghelas 12. Leatherlips 13. Bad Birds 14. White Pigeon 15. The Sun 16. David Jones 17. Henry de Butts 18. John Mills 19. The Treaty of Greene Ville 20. . . . — Map (db m28801) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — C 15 — Site of Fort Green-Ville Treaty City
The largest pioneer fort in Ohio, built in 1793, by General Anthony Wayne. Here, August 5, 1795, the Treaty was signed by which much of present Ohio was opened to White settlement. — Map (db m19878) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 6-19 — Tecumseh / Shawnee Prophet's Town
Side A: Tecumseh One of the most influential Native Americans of the 19th century, Tecumseh was born in 1768 in the Pickaway settlements on the Mad River and raised by older siblings at Old Town. A prominent Shawnee war leader who vigorously opposed American expansion, he fought at the Battle of Fallen Timbers but refused to attend the subsequent signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville in 1795. Angered by purchases of Native American land in Indiana by the United States, Tecumseh promoted . . . — Map (db m28646) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — 4-19 — Treaty of Greene Ville 1795
Marker Front: Following General Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers, members of the western tribes assembled at Fort Greene Ville to settle on terms of peace. Representatives of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Ottawas, Chippewa, Ottawa, Pattawatimi, Miami, Eel River, Wea, Piankeshaw, Kickapoo, and Kaskaskia signed the treaty on August 3, and agreed to cede claims to lands east of the Cuyahoga River to Fort Laurens in Tuscarawas County and south of a line running west to Fort . . . — Map (db m17497) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — Treaty of Greeneville Anthony Wayne Treaty Memorial
Placed to Commemorate the Treaty of Greeneville Signed August 3, 1795 by General Anthony Wayne Representing the United States Government and the chiefs and agents of the Allied Indian Tribes of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River MCMVI — Map (db m19883) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Lightsville — Camp Stillwater
The army of Major General Anthony Wayne camped on the rising ground immediately eastward on the night of July 28th, 1794 A.D. After advancing twelve miles from headquarters at Fort Greene Ville on the expedition against the Indian tribes of the Maumee Valley. The encampment was about six hundred yards square, covering some seventy acres, and was protected by a breastwork of felled trees on the exposed sides. On July 29th, the army pushed forward, following a well worn . . . — Map (db m20252) HM
Ohio (Darke County), New Madison — Fort Black on the Ohio Frontier War of 1812
Fort Black a sturdy log outpost was erected immediately southwest of this site in the fall of 1813 under the direction of Lieutenant James Black commanding a detachment of Preble County troops in order to protect the pioneer settlers against bands of hostile Indians who were then engaged in harassing the frontier. The town of Madison was platted on this site by Zadock Smith in Dec. 1817 and was probably named for President James Madison afterwards this . . . — Map (db m74986) HM
Ohio (Darke County), New Paris — 3- 19 — Fort Nesbit A Forgotten and Lost Fort on the Ohio Frontier War of 1812
Built on this high ridge, Fort Nesbit (Nisbet) offered protection for settlers, travelers, and army supply trains in northern Preble and southern Darke counties during the War of 1812. It was part of a chain of forts that extended from Fort St. Clair to Fort Wayne and Fort Meigs during this conflict. Captain James I. Nesbit built the stockade fort and was stationed there with a company of fifty-six soldiers. After the siege by the British in the summer of 1813, Captain Nesbit's company was sent . . . — Map (db m75106) HM
Ohio (Darke County), North Star — North Star
Near birthplace and early home of Annie Oakley, "Little Sure Shot", born 1860 — Map (db m59635) HM
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