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Near Mendon in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Adams

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Fort Adams Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Fort Adams
One-fourth mile east.
Built by General Wayne
In August 1794.
A deserter from this fort
warned the Indians of
the American approach.

 
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° 40.83′ N, 84° 34.818′ W. Marker was near Mendon, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker was on U.S. 127 north of Ohio Route 707, on the right when traveling north. This marker was most likely located along the east side of the highway, just prior to the bridge that crosses the St. Marys River. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Mendon OH 45862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Adams (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Hedges Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles
Fort Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Fort Adams Marker
View, looking north along U.S. 127, of the most probable site of the marker. In 1930, I am guessing that, there was no short, secondary, drive-off, along the north-bound lane of the roadway, and that the 1930 marker was on the east side of the roadway, the same side where the former site of Fort Adams is located.
away); Locating, Moving, and Restoration of the Anthony Shane Log House (approx. 4 miles away); History of Anthony Shane (approx. 4 miles away); First Successful Automobile (approx. 6 miles away); Site of the First Automobile Wreck (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); The Riley Home (approx. 9.1 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 73 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 AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Fort Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Fort Adams Marker
View, looking south along U.S. 127, of the most probable site of the marker. In 1930, I am guessing that, there was no short, secondary, drive-off, along the north-bound lane of the roadway, and that the 1930 marker was on the east side of the roadway, the same side where the former site of Fort Adams is located.
Fort Adams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Fort Adams Marker
A close view of the nearby bridge over U.S.127, over the St. Marys River. The ruins of Fort Adams are a short distance into the woods, along the river, on the right hand (east) side of the roadway.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
5. 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)
6. 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.
 

More. Search the internet for Fort Adams.
 
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 46 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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