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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maumee Rapids

Fort Meigs

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
1. Maumee Rapids Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Meigs overlooks the rapids of the Maumee River. By controlling this point, the American army could deny the British access to the rivers, control military roads A south of the fort, and defend Ohio against a Canadian invasion.

Voices From The Past
Late April 1813
The site "… was judiciously chosen by General Harrison and Captain C. Gratiot of the Engineers, and afterwards fortified with blockhouses, batteries and palisades, in such a manner as' to stand the test of British artillery."
Capt. Eleazer D. Wood
U.S. Corps of Engineers

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1813.
 
Location. 41° 33.231′ N, 83° 39.015′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West River Road (Ohio Route 65) and North Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27761 Rapids Rd, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
2. Maumee Rapids Marker
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. Blockhouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Discipline (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Wars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker (about 400 feet away); First Siege (about 400 feet away); Interior Earthworks (about 500 feet away); Gardens (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named First Siege (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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