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

Blockhouse

Fort Laurens

 
 
Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  This open space in the fort wall is the gate, as indicated by the mold of a massive anchoring post found by the archaeologists. Beside the gate was a two-story blockhouse that afforded a view of the surrounding countryside and was used as a safe haven by the soldiers. It was described by militiaman John Cuppy as "…about 20 feet square, which was directly to the right of the gate…, and formed a part of the outside…; about six feet above the ground, [it] was made a foot wider on the wall side, and made to over-jut, so if the Indians came up, the garrison could shoot down...directly upon the enemy below…, with a rude roof slanting within the fort."
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.403′ N, 81° 27.278′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas
Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
2. Blockhouse Marker
County. Located on the grounds of the museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11067 Fort Laurens Rd 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. Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Excavation (within shouting distance of this marker); Introduction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Laurens (about 300 feet away); Unknown Soldier (about 400 feet away); Hospital (about 400 feet away); Cemetery (about 400 feet away). 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 34 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.
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