Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General William Henry Harrison
On April 26th of the same year, this fort was besieged by the British and their Indian allies. After a brave defense the siege was raised on May 9th. On July 20th the enemy renewed the attack but was again defeated.
These victories were a great factor in turning back the tide of British invasion and materially aided in the protection and preservation of Ohio and the territories of the Northwest.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1813.
Location. 41° 33.165′ N, 83° 39.099′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fort Meigs (here, next to this marker); Lieut. John McCullough & Lieut. Robert Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); First Siege (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Amos Stoddard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stockade (about 400 feet away); Gardens (about 400 feet away); Second Fort (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
More about this marker. This historical marker is actually attached to a very visible obelisk memorial marker situated in the middle of the reconstructed Fort Meigs, on property owned and maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. In addition to this historical marker and the reconstructed fort the Ohio Historical Society also maintains a staffed museum, numerous outdoor display/interpretation panels, and frequently they utilize historical interactors at this facility.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. William Henry Harrison. At a web site sponsored by "Touring Ohio" one can find some general information regarding William Henry Harrison, including information regarding his role as commander of the American Army of the Northwest. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Fort Meigs History. (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 29, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.