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Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Wabash (Ouabache) River

 
 
The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
1. The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker
Inscription.  The depression in the land before you is the bed of the original Wabash (Ouabache) River. (In the early 1900's, it was rerouted to its present course just west of here.) It was one of the main highways of Indian travel through the region. To the left, a small creek flowed into the Wabash, creating a triangle of land. When St. Clair arrived here in 1791, the main body of the army camped on this triangle, while the Kentucky Militia camped on the high ground across the river.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 40° 24.841′ N, 84° 46.862′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on Fort Site Street south of West Boundary Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located along the "Fort Recovery Battlefield Walking Tour." More specifically, it is situated along the walking path that is found behind the Fort Recovery Museum, in the park that is part of the state historic site. Touch for map. Marker is at
The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker
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or near this postal address: 1 Fort Site Street, Fort Recovery OH 45846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Cultures (here, next to this marker); The Old Wabash River (here, next to this marker); On This Triangle of Land (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Fort Recovery (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wabash (a few steps from this marker); On Christmas Day 1793 (a few steps from this marker); The Greeneville Treaty Boundary Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Prologue to 1791 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. The Wabash (Ouabache) River Marker
View looking east, along the former river bed. This is where the river was flowing in 1791 when the battle was being fought.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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May. 17, 2022