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

Excavation

Fort Laurens

 
 
Excavation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Excavation Marker
Inscription.  The site of Fort Laurens, which had been farmed, became a state memorial in 1917. In 1968, state funds were appropriated to construct a museum, which was completed in 1971. In 1972, archaeologist R. Michael Gramly began to excavate the site. The presumed location of the fort was found to be incorrect; it was actually almost 200 feet south, perilously close to the already constructed museum. Two seasons of digging unveiled the fort's location, indicated by the bark outline you see on the ground. Many artifacts revealing the everyday life of the garrison were uncovered and now can be seen in the museum.
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.391′ N, 81° 27.309′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas
Excavation Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
2. Excavation Marker
County. Located on the museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11607 Fort Laurens Road, NW, Bolivar OH 44612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northwest Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laurens (within shouting distance of this marker); Introduction (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Laurens - Ohio History Connection. (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Sign at the entrance of Fort Laurens Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
3. Sign at the entrance of Fort Laurens Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.
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