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Huron in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Baptiste Flemmond

 
 
John Baptiste Flemmond Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
1. John Baptiste Flemmond Marker
Inscription.  John Baptiste Flemmond (1770–1827), a French Canadian trader, was one of the earliest Euro-American settlers in what became Erie County. In 1805, he established a trading post at “Flemmond’s Cove” on the east side of the Huron River about two miles from its mouth. Flemmond spoke French, English and several American Indian dialects, often serving as an intermediary between new settlers and indigenous peoples. Flemmond wed Elizabeth Pollock in 1811, in what is believed to be the first settler marriage in the Firelands. In the War of 1812, he served in the Northwest Army as a guide and interpreter.
 
Erected 2016 by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, the Erie County Historical Society, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 32-22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 41° 23.813′ N, 82° 
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33.096′ W. Marker is in Huron, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. It is at the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huron OH 44839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Legacy of the Huron Docks (here, next to this marker); Huron Lighthouses / Huron’s Maritime History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Legacy of the Huron Docks (about 500 feet away); Huron / Erie County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Legacy of the Huron Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wright House and the Underground Railroad/Old Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The War of 1812 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
 
Regarding John Baptiste Flemmond. These are alternate spellings of his name: John Baptiste Flammand, John Baptiste Flemming.
 
John Baptiste Flemmond Marker and Gazebo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
2. John Baptiste Flemmond Marker and Gazebo
In the distance to the right of the gazebo is a The Legacy of the Huron Docks interpretive panel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 4, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on November 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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