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

Fort Jennings

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Fort Jennings Marker
Inscription.  
3 miles east – site of
Fort Jennings
Built by Colonel William Jennings
in 1812, as one of the
posts along General Harrison’s
march to the confluence of
the Auglaize and the Maumee.

 
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 40° 55.938′ N, 84° 20.483′ W. Marker was in Ottoville, Ohio, in Putnam County. Marker was at the intersection of 3rd Street (Ohio Route 189) and Wayne Street (Ohio Route 66), on the left when traveling south on 3rd Street. I believe that this marker was situated at this location, most likely at the northern end of this "T" intersection. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Ottoville OH 45876, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Jennings
Fort Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Fort Jennings Marker
View of the probable location of this marker, on the southeast corner of the intersection of State Route 66 and State Route 189. The marker would probably be just behind the stop sign, seen in this picture.
(approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Jennings (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 5.2 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal / Delphos (approx. 5.9 miles away); Leslie C. Peltier (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870 (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
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 75 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 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Fort Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Fort Jennings Marker
View of the probable location of this marker, as seen looking south along State Route 66 (Wayne Street).
Fort Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Fort Jennings Marker
View of the probable location of this marker, as seen looking east along State Route 189 (3rd Street).
Fort Jennings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Fort Jennings Marker
It was on this corner, the southeast corner of the intersection, that the marker was most probably located.
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 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 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 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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