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

A Strategic Location

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
1. A Strategic Location Marker
Inscription.  
The British constructed Fort Miamis at the foot of the Maumee River rapids to challenge U.S. General Anthony Wayne and his Legionnaires marching through the Ohio country in 1794.

Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled Detroit, the fort was strategically located to control the waterway to the south, allow reinforcements and supplies to arrive by river from the north, and embolden the American Indian confederacy's resistance to American settlers.

After the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794, the British continued to occupy Fort Miamis until peaceably handing it over to the Americans in July 1796 as a result of the Jay Treaty. Americans then occupied the fort until abandoning it in 1798. British troops reoccupied the Fort Miamis site in 1813 when they were battling American forces at Fort Meigs, a large U.S. supply depot about two miles upriver.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1796.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
2. A Strategic Location Marker
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removed. It was located near 41° 34.328′ N, 83° 37.568′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, 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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Old Fort, New Battle (here, next to this marker); Running A Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); A Shattered Truce (here, next to this marker); The Formidable Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
A Strategic Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the featured historical marker, seen to the far left of the group of three markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
4. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the group of three markers, including the featured marker, looking northwest along the park walking path.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
5. A Strategic Location Marker
Distant view of the featured historical marker, looking southeast along the park's walking path.
A Strategic Location Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
6. A Strategic Location Marker
View looking southwest, from beyond the location of the historical marker, of the lone park walking path that leads to the marker from the parking lot.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
7. A Strategic Location Marker
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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