“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Tawa Town

Tawa Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Tawa Town Marker
Inscription. The headwaters of the Auglaize are just south of you. You are on the old Auglaize-Miami portage trail, the most direct canoe route between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Here, long before white men arrived and until 1817, was an Indian settlement -- Tawa Town -- which, during the Indians Wars, became a rallying point and served as a base of operations for the Indian warriors.
Erected 1976 by Allen County Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 40° 41.155′ N, 84° 15.728′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Deep Cut Road 0 miles west of Sunderland Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located deep in a rural region of northwest Ohio, on the rural country road, Deep Cut Road, about 0.5 miles west of its intersection with State Route 198. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the 86 Acre Homestead of Dye Sunderland (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amanda (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Amanda (approx. half a mile away); "Johnny Appleseed"
Tawa Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Tawa Town Marker
View of this historical marker in the foreground and off in the distant one can see the roadway dipping as it passes over the bridge crossing the Auglaize River.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Shawnee Indian Reservation / U.S. Military Reserve (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Mystery Stone (approx. 4 miles away); White Feather's Town (approx. 4 miles away); The Town of Hartford (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Regarding Tawa Town. This historical marker is related to the ones at Fort Amanda because both sites represent antagonists wanting to control the same resource in order to obtain an advantage over the other.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,726 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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