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

On Christmas Day 1793

 
 
On Christmas Day 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
1. On Christmas Day 1793 Marker
Inscription.  On Christmas Day 1793, General Anthony Wayne detached soldiers from Greenville to construct a fort at the site of the 1791 battle. Within five days, a work large enough to house 250 men and capable of defending against musket fire was completed - four blockhouses connected by pickets. Wanting to regain the Army's foothold and reputation, Wayne considered calling the new post "Defiance" or "Restitution" but decided on Fort Recovery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 40° 24.847′ N, 84° 46.874′ 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 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
On Christmas Day 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. On Christmas Day 1793 Marker
of this marker. The Battle of Fort Recovery (here, next to this marker); On This Triangle of Land (a few steps from this marker); The Old Wabash River (a few steps from this marker); The Wabash (Ouabache) River (a few steps from this marker); Native Cultures (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Wabash (within shouting distance of this marker); American Indian Tribes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greeneville Treaty Boundary Line (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
 
On Christmas Day 1793 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. On Christmas Day 1793 Marker
View, looking east along the park walking path, of a pair of markers, with the featured marker being the nearest of the two. In the distant background is a view of the backside of the Fort Recovery Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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