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

Cemetery

Fort Laurens

 
 
Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
1. Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Twenty-one men died at Fort Laurens and were buried here, the fort cemetery. Several remains were in single or double burials, but a mass grave of at least 13 individuals is the resting place of an ill-fated wood-gathering party who were ambushed by Indians besieging the fort in February 1779. The graves were excavated in 1973, 1984, and 1986, when this photo was taken. It shows the juxtaposition of the cemetery, hospital and museum. Except for the soldier in the grave uncovered in 1973, who lies in the nearby tomb, the others rest in a crypt inside the museum.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1779.
 
Location. 40° 38.385′ N, 81° 27.357′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Located on the grounds of the museum.
7 Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2015
2. 7 Cemetery Marker
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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. Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Fort Laurens (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Excavation (within shouting distance of this marker); Introduction (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 36 times since then and 14 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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