Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Battle of Fort Recovery
soldiers, under the command of Captain Alexander
Gibson, successfully defended this fort against the
frontal, relentless attack of 2,500 Indians led by
Little Turtle, Blue Jacket, and obvious "Redcoats."
This battle broke the back of Indian resistance and
led the way to the signing of the Treaty of Greeneville
on August 3, 1795.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 40° 24.846′ N, 84° 46.871′ 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 of On Christmas Day 1793 (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); The Greeneville Treaty Boundary Line (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clair Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.