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

Interstate 77

Fort Laurens

 
 
Interstate 77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 26, 2020
1. Interstate 77 Marker
Inscription.  Interstate 77 was built here in the late 1960s. The highway construction caused the river, always the natural defense of the fort's east side, to be moved, and the road was built in the old river bed. With the increased traffic brought by the Interstate, Fort Laurens became more accessible to the public. In 1968, the State of Ohio appropriated funds to build a museum to commemorate the role Fort Laurens played in the struggle for American independence. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 40° 38.317′ N, 81° 27.283′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is on Fort Laurens Road Northwest (County Route 102), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Canal (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Ft. Laurens (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of Our Patriot Ancestors
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Introduction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldier (about 400 feet away); Fort Laurens (about 400 feet away); Tomb (about 400 feet away); Northwest Bastion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
Interstate 77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 26, 2020
2. Interstate 77 Marker
Interstate 77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 26, 2020
3. Interstate 77 Marker
Interstate 77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 26, 2020
4. Interstate 77 Marker
Interstate 77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 26, 2020
5. Interstate 77 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 26, 2024