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

Fort Pickawillany

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Fort Pickawillany Marker
Inscription.  
One mile northeast – site of
Fort Pickawillany
Ohio’s first trading post.
Destroyed by the French in
1752 in the first battle of
the French and Indian War.
Clark defeated the Indians
1782, one-half mile south.

 
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° 10.767′ N, 84° 15.746′ W. Marker was in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker was on North Hardin Road (County Route 110) north of Ohio Route 66, on the right when traveling north. This marker was most likely located along the east side of the roadway, near several existing markers, adjacent to the Historic Johnston Farm and Indian Agency Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Pickawillany (here, next to this marker); Pickawillany
Fort Pickawillany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Fort Pickawillany Marker
In all probability, our missing marker was once situated right where this present day marker is currently situated. It seems like the present day Ohio Memorial markers often have replaced missing, 1930 era, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers.
(here, next to this marker); John Johnston (here, next to this marker); In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. (here, next to this marker); Public History Movement (here, next to this marker); Indian Agency House (a few steps from this marker); Johnston Barn (approx. ¼ mile away); United Spanish War Veterans (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piqua.
 
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 74 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. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Pickawillany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Fort Pickawillany Marker
This marker, which is also about "Fort Pickawillany," is most probably situated very near where the 1930 era, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, marker was once located.
Fort Pickawillany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Fort Pickawillany Marker
View of the site of the missing marker looking north along the North Hardin Road (County Route 110). This is the road that one would use to get to the actual site of "Fort Pickawillany," which is about one mile to the northeast.
Fort Pickawillany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Fort Pickawillany Marker
View of the site of the missing marker looking south along the North Hardin Road (County Route 110).
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 69 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 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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