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

Fort Amanda

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Fort Amanda Marker
Inscription.  
7 miles east – site of
Fort Amanda
Erected in 1812, for General
William H. Harrison, by
Colonel Robert Poague, who
named the fort for his wife.
An important supply base
during the War of 1812.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 42.533′ N, 84° 21.215′ W. Marker was in Spencerville, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker was at the intersection of Broadway Street (Ohio Route 66) and East 4th Street (Ohio Route 117), on the right when traveling south on Broadway Street. This marker would have been located at the intersection of these two highways. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Miami – Erie Canal (approx. mile away); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami & Erie Canal Deep Cut / Miami & Erie Canal (approx. 1.8
Fort Amanda Marker image. Click for full size.
By image courtesy of Google Map, October 17, 2019
2. Fort Amanda Marker
View of the probable marker site, looking northwest across the intersection of State Route 66 and State Route 117, towards the northwest corner of the intersection.
miles away); The Town of Hartford (approx. 2.8 miles away); "Johnny Appleseed" (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Amanda (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Amanda (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of the 86 Acre Homestead of Dye Sunderland (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
 
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 69 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 1812
 
Fort Amanda Marker image. Click for full size.
By image courtesy of Google Map, October 17, 2019
3. Fort Amanda Marker
View of the probable marker site, looking west along West 4th Street.
Fort Amanda Marker image. Click for full size.
By image courtesy of Google Map, October 17, 2019
4. Fort Amanda Marker
View of the probable marker site, looking south along State Route 66.
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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