Defiance in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Indian Wars
1790 - 1795
When American pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Northwest Ordinance (1787), the Indians, aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. They set the frontier aflame and it required the efforts of three American armies to break the Indian resistance to American occupation. The first army (1790) under Gen. Josiah Harmar met defeat at the Miami Towns (Fort Wayne, Indiana). The second (1791) under Gov. Arthur St. Clair was surprised and repulsed with severe losses on the banks of the Wabash (Fort Recovery, Ohio). Finally, on August 20, 1794, the Legion of the United States, under the command of Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne, achieved a decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This triumph of American arms resulted in the Treaty of Greene Ville (August 3, 1795) which placed the Indians under the control of the United States. The Northwest Territory, from which was to be formed the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois, and part of Minnesota, was firmly in the hands of the United States and opened, in part, to American
Erected 1953 by The Fort Defiance Chapter of D.A.R. and the Sesquicentennial Year of Ohio Statehood.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1794.
Location. 41° 17.245′ N, 84° 21.458′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Sreet and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Sreet. This historical marker is situated on the southwest point of land, at the juncture of the Auglaize River with the Maumee River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Defiance (here, next to this marker); Service Star Legion Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (a few steps from this marker); Defiance Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); West Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Legion of Anthony Wayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Construction Of Fort DefianceFort Defiance Flagstaff (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
More about this marker. The marker is one of several markers located at the actual site of Fort Defiance. The marker can be found on the edge of the actual fortification, just outside the low lying earthworks that mark the outline of the fort and it is on the reverse side of the Fort Defiance historical marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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