Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
History Happened Here
Under the bridge to the left is the foot of the rapids where non-native settlement started in the Toledo area.
Less than two miles upriver Anthony Wayne and his troops won the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, opening this part of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin to settlement.
From Ewing Island directly ahead, Wayne defied British troops at Fort Miamis across the river by destroying their allies' corn crops.
One mile upriver at Fort Meigs, American forces under William H. Harrison helped bring an end to the War of 1812 in this part of the nation.
In the flats to the right, wooden ships for river and lake commerce were once built when Perrysburg was one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes.
The hydraulic canal that provided water-driven power to Perrysburg's early manufacturers started upriver near Buttonwood and ended at the foot of this hill.
Erected 1995 by Historic Perrysburg, Inc.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Meigs Directional Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wood County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Strategic Location (approx. 0.8 miles away); Running a Gauntlet (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Maumee and Western Reserve Road / Turnpike Milestones (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.