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

Abatis and Camp

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Abatis and Camp Marker
Inscription.  
Abatis and Camp
»»««
General Wayne’s Army in
1794 and General Winchester’s
Army in 1812 encamped on
this spot.
Here also was the western
end of Gen. Winchester’s Abatis.

 
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 is missing. It was located near 41° 16.51′ N, 84° 22.614′ W. Marker was in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker was on South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 111) south of Sunday Street, on the right when traveling south. I believe that the marker was situated along the side of the roadway, near the large boulder that also has information regarding General Wayne's Camp and General Winchester's abatis inscribed into the stone. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Route and Camp's (here, next to this marker); Graves of Soldiers
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By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Abatis and Camp Marker
View looking south along Ohio Route 111. This marker was likely situated very near where the commemorative boulder marker is presently located.
(a few steps from this marker); Fort Winchester (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Winchester (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 1.2 miles away); Defiance Historic Sites (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Indian Wars (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
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, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 70 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Abatis and Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Abatis and Camp Marker
View looking north along Ohio Route 111. This marker was likely situated very near where the commemorative boulder marker is presently located.
Abatis and Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Abatis and Camp Marker
View looking west, across Ohio Route 111. This marker was likely situated very near where the commemorative boulder marker is presently located.
Abatis and Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Abatis and Camp Marker
View of the text that is written on the nearby commemorative boulder marker (which is similar to the text on the missing Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker).
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
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 featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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