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Near Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Harrison's Mess Table

 
 
General Harrison's Mess Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 20, 2019
1. General Harrison's Mess Table Marker
Inscription.  
On the Indian trail leading from the
headquarters of Major General Harrison
at Fort Seneca on the Sandusky River
to Fort Meigs on the Maumee River.
War of 1812

 
Erected 1910 by Colonel George Croghan Chapter Daughters American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.645′ N, 83° 13.575′ W. Marker is near Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on Ohio Route 590 half a mile north of County Route 39, on the left when traveling north. This marker (plaque) can be seen, attached to a very large boulder, a short distance off the west side of the roadway, on residential property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1126 Ohio Route 590, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portage Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ball’s Battlefield (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sandusky-Scioto Trail
General Harrison's Mess Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 20, 2019
2. General Harrison's Mess Table Marker
View of the marker (plaque) affixed to an 80 ton boulder.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Soldiers Memorial Parkway of Sandusky County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cleveland Gateway (approx. 5.3 miles away); Harrison Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); Maj. Gen’l. James B. McPherson (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
More about this marker. According to information provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the historical significance of this marker is as follows: "During the Campaigns in the Sandusky and Maumee river valleys in the War of 1812, General Wm. Henry Harrison with his military staff dined upon this 80 ton glacial deposit estimated from 7-12 thousand years old, when traveling from Fort Seneca to Fort Meigs along the Maumee River. It should be noted that the region was the Great Black Swamp and nearly impassible so the rock was actually used by Indians and any others in the area as well since a high dry spot could be found no where."
 
Also see . . .  Harrison Rock. This is a link to information provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
General Harrison's Mess Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 20, 2019
3. General Harrison's Mess Table Marker
View of the marker, looking north along Ohio Route 590.
General Harrison's Mess Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 20, 2019
4. General Harrison's Mess Table Marker
View of the marker, looking south along Ohio Route 590.
General Harrison's Mess Table Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, October 20, 2019
5. General Harrison's Mess Table Marker
View of the marker looking southwest from near the side of the roadway.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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