Independence in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Anthony Wayne Parkway
Erected 1954 by Fort Defiance Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1777.
Location. 41° 17.576′ N, 84° 17.034′ W. Marker is in Independence, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 424 and Independence Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 424. This historical marker is located just east of Independence, Ohio along what is left of the old Wabash & Erie and Miami & Erie Canal (between the Maumee River and State Route 424). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence OH 44131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lock No. 13 & Independence Dam (here, next to this marker); Site of Lock No. 13 (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Vet Survivors of C.C.C. Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation / The Old Kentucky Burial GroundsSite Of Mamie - Bessie Nagel Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Historic Defiance (approx. 3.1 miles away); Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
More about this marker. This historical marker is situated at the location of canal lock number #13, very near the Indepenence Dam.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on January 29, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. 6. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 7. submitted on November 29, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.