The Fort: Construction
Fort Amanda was enlarged again by the Ohio militia under Captain Daniel Hosbrook. The finished fort measured 198 feet by 330 feet and covered an area of approximately 1.5 acres. The original portion included four blockhouses. The backs of cabins on the side parallel to the river may have served as the stockade's walls, as did those on the northwest end. Hosbrook extended the walls and constructed a smoke- house and a fifth blockhouse. Corrals and a slaughterhouse were located southwest of the fort.
There is some evidence that the site of the fort may actually
have been 130 feet to the north. Early settlers wrote that
the well was in the "center of the fort,” placing it outside
the walls of Pogue's original fort. Non-invasive archaeological
research produced inconclusive results. Further archaeological
investigation is needed to verify the exact location of the fort.
Erected by Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
Location. 40° 40.86′ N, 84° 16.087′ W. Marker is in Kossuth, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is on Ohio Route 198, 0.3 miles south of Deep Cut Road (Local Highway 230), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22547 OH-198, Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort: Supply Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amanda (within shouting distance of this marker); Sketch of a Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amanda Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Amanda (within shouting distance of this marker); Strategic Location (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Troops Stationed at Fort Amanda (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kossuth.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.