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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Fort Miamis

A British Outpost

Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, December 5, 2014
1. Fort Miamis Marker
British Troops constructed Fort Miamis on the banks of the Maumee River between April and August of 1794 with the help of local American Indians.

Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings and a number of shops. The formidable outpost housed over 130 British troops who manned 14 cannons protecting it from all directions. Approaching by land, hostile troops faced an abatis - a 25-foot deep trench lined with rows of 12-inch thick stakes.

Archaeological excavations in 1982 unearthed nails, wall timbers, bottle fragments, regimental buttons, and other artifacts. All that remains today are the earthwork trenches dug around the fort in 1794.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 41° 34.377′ N, 83° 37.592′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio
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, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. This historical marker is located where Michigan Avenue. dead ends into River Road, on the river side of River Road, in a small, Lucas County MetroPark, which is situated along the west side of the Maumee River. The marker is situated along the lone park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Formidable Fort Miamis (here, next to this marker); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Shattered Truce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Running A Gauntlet (about 300 feet away); Old Fort, New Battle
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
2. Fort Miamis Marker
A distant view of the historical marker, situated along the park's lone walking path, with a distant view of the forts abandoned earthworks in the background.
(about 300 feet away); The Great Trail (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
3. Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on October 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 11, 2023