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

Construction Of Fort Defiance

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 20, 2018
1. Construction Of Fort Defiance Marker
Inscription.  On August 9, 1794, General Anthony Wayne ordered Major Henry Burbeck to erect a garrison at the confluence. Though it was constructed in only six days using crude implements and materials that were on hand, it was the strongest fort built during this campaign. At each corner of the fort was a twenty-two foot square log blockhouse. between each blockhouse was a ninety foot long wall of pointed log pickets. The eight to twelve inch diameter, fifteen feet long pickets were set upright three feet into an open trench, which was then filled with earth. Fort Defiance was the fourth garrison constructed during this portion of the campaign. The other garrisons, in order, were Fort Greeneville, Fort Recovery, and Fort Adams. After offering his last overture of peace, Wayne started his march toward the rapids of the Maumee River. There at the battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, the Indian Confederation, under the leadership of Blue Jacket, Little Turtle, and Buckongahelas, was defeated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location.
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By TeamOHE, April 16, 2019
2. Construction Of Fort Defiance Marker
41° 17.25′ N, 84° 21.433′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Street and Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Fort St, Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); Legion of Anthony Wayne (here, next to this marker); Fort Defiance Flagstaff (here, next to this marker); Fort Defiance (a few steps from this marker); Cross Section of the Trench (a few steps from this marker); North Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Spemica Lawba–Johnny Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Defiance, 1794 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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