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Near Waldo in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Morrow

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
1. Fort Morrow Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Morrow

A stockade fort built by
Captain Taylor about 1812 and
a place of common refuge
for the pioneers during
many Indian attacks.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.538′ N, 83° 4.437′ W. Marker is near Waldo, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Brundage Road (Local Route 125) 0.7 miles north of Ohio Route 229, on the left when traveling north. Although this historical marker is located along the west side of Brundage Road, it is also located along the east side of the northbound lane of US 23, just north of the intersection of US 23 and State Route 229. The only reason that one should use Brundage Road to view this marker is because the marker is on the Brundage Road side of a property line fence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7228 Brundage Road, Waldo OH 43356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
2. Fort Morrow Marker
View looking north of the historical marker in the center foreground with a view of US 23 on the left and a view of Brundage Road on the right.
are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waldo Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Radnor Cemetery Lych Gate (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 6 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect State Route 47 Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Greenville Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waldo.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.

In order to accomplish this, 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, 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 the military trails.

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, and presumed to be permanently lost.

Note: Several years after taking my original photographs of this marker, back in 2010, this marker suddenly ended up being missing. Then, in the spring of 2019, while traveling down to Columbus, I noticed that this marker had not only been returned, but it had also been restored. In fact, not only had it been repainted, and the marker support posts replaced, but the marker's missing unique marker art work, or silhouette, from across the top of the historical marker (which was missing back in 2010), had also been restored.

So now, with the restoration of the marker's silhouette, I can share this: Of the 20 some original markers that have been included in the historical marker database only a small number of them have the original art work, sometimes referred to as silhouettes, across the top of the historical marker. This is a feature that makes these markers quite unique from most other historical markers. This "Fort Morrow" marker is one of those very few markers.
 
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.
 
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 June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
3. Fort Morrow Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground and the commercial building (Groll's Fine Furniture) that the marker is located in front of, on the right side of the picture.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
4. Fort Morrow Marker
View looking north of historical marker along the west side of Brundage Road with a view of US 23 in the background.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 6, 2019
5. Fort Morrow Marker
Close-up view of the restored marker, which includes having the marker's unique marker art work, or silhouette, across the top of the historical marker being restored.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 6, 2019
6. Fort Morrow Marker
View of the restored marker looking south along US 23.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 6, 2019
7. Fort Morrow Marker
View of the restored marker looking north along US 23.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 6, 2019
8. Fort Morrow Marker
A close-up view of the unique marker art work, or silhouette, across the top of the historical marker, which has been restored to this marker from when I took my earlier photographs in 2010.
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 6, 2019
9. Fort Morrow Marker
A close-up view of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission information printed across the bottom of this marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
10. 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.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
11. 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 featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,837 times since then and 320 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   11. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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