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Fort Jefferson in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Well or Magazine Pit

Fort Jefferson

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 14, 2019
1. Well or Magazine Pit Marker
Inscription.  A twenty five foot well or magazine pit was excavated at this location.

The opening was five feet square and the walls were lined with timbers.

Among other things, a wooden windlass was found at the bottom of the well and is now at Garst Museum.

From this pit, an underground passage ran north east for 60 feet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 40° 1.533′ N, 84° 39.367′ W. Marker is in Fort Jefferson, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Weavers-Fort Jefferson Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville OH 45331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Excavation (a few steps from this marker); Firepit (a few steps from this marker); Underground Passage (within shouting distance of this marker); Trench (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Jefferson / St. Clair’s Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Jefferson (within shouting distance of this

Well or Magazine Pit Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 14, 2019
2. Well or Magazine Pit Marker
marker); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (within shouting distance of this marker); Ash Pit (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Jefferson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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