Fort Recovery in Mercer County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
It's Bigger Than You Think
The KOCOA analysis, coupled with artifact locations and historical research, led to expansion of the previously defined battlefield. This map shows the 787 acre expanded battlefield boundary (in green), which includes all aspects of the battle: the high ridge where the American Indians formed their strategic crescent; St. Clair's encampment; and the area of St. Clair's retreat to the southeast. The pink jagged line represents the possible path that
"It was but a few minutes, however, until the men were engaged in every quarter. The enemy from the front filed off to the right and left, and completely surrounded the camps, killed and cut off nearly all the guards, and approached close to the line."
-From the Military Journal of Major Ebenezer Denny
Erected by National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program and the State of Ohio. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 40° 24.858′ N, 84° 46.918′ W. Marker is in Fort Recovery, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is on Fort Site Street near 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Tribes (here, next to this marker); On Christmas Day 1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Fort Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Triangle of Land. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Wabash River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wabash (Ouabache) River (about 300 feet away); Native Cultures (about 300 feet away); Battle of the Wabash (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Recovery.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.