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

Blockhouses

Fort Meigs

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
1. Blockhouses Marker
Inscription.  Seven blockhouses were spaced irregularly along the stockade wall. These blockhouses were intended to function as defensive positions with at least one cannon on the first floor and a platoon of men armed with muskets and rifles stationed on the second floor. The walls were made of double layers of solid timber two feet thick. Over time, the buildings also served other functions. Immediately after the first siege, many of the blockhouses were converted temporarily into hospitals to care for the wounded and dying. Later, at least one blockhouse was used to hold military trials.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesScience & MedicineWar of 1812.
 
Location. 41° 33.221′ N, 83° 39.028′ 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 Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29100 W River 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. Maumee Rapids (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By TeamOHE, September 12, 2020
2. Blockhouses Marker
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Discipline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker (about 300 feet away); The Indian Wars (about 400 feet away); First Siege (about 400 feet away); Gardens (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named First Siege (about 500 feet away); Fort Meigs (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 47 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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