“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Maumee City

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Photographed By TeamOHE, June 9, 2019
1. Maumee City Marker
Maumee City played a vital role in the formative years of the American experience. Fort Miamis, the oldest fortification in Ohio, was constructed in 1680 at the future site of the city. Over 150 years later, the re-built fort housed British forces during the Battle of Fallen Timbers and War of 1812. U.S. victories in these conflicts gave the young nation control of the valley and an important east to west transportation route.

Platted in 1817, Maumee City quickly established itself as a major transportation center connecting Lake Erie to markets in the interior. In 1840, it was made the county seat. Ironically, the city's geographic location, which assured its prominence, ultimately limited its growth. As ships grew larger, they were unable to navigate the river's shallow depth to the city. Railroads further diminished the importance of Maumee City's river-front location and the county seat was relocated to Toledo in 1854.The fort is located on Michigan Avenue at the river.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles

Maumee City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, June 9, 2019
2. Maumee City Marker
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Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
Location. 41° 33.498′ N, 83° 40.309′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on North River Road, 0.6 miles west of Mohawk Place, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1013 W Wayne St, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locking in Commerce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Side Cut's Left Over Locks (about 600 feet away); Good Work Pays Off (about 600 feet away); Rotary International (1905-2005) / Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion Dedicated July 2, 2005 (approx. Ό mile away); Ohio Historical Flood Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Faces (approx. one mile away); Treaty of Greenville (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 26, 2022