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Marietta in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of the United States Fort Harmar

Built 1785

 
 
Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 7, 2009
1. Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker
Inscription.  
Garrisoned by U.S. troops 1785 to 1790
Headquarters 1786 and 1788 of
Gen. Josiah Harmar of PA.
General-in-Chief U.S.A.

 
Erected 1892 by New Century Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 39° 24.598′ N, 81° 27.449′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Street and Fort Square, on the right when traveling north on Fort Street. This historical marker is located where the Muskingum River empties into the Ohio River, on the high north bank of the Ohio River, and on the west side of the Muskingum River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta OH 45750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark Expedition / Letter to the President (within shouting distance of this marker); Barber House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Harmar (within shouting distance of this marker); B&O Harmar Bridge
Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 7, 2009
2. Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with the Ohio River in the background.
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmar Lodge No. 390 (about 600 feet away); Harmar Post Office (about 600 feet away); Fearing House (about 700 feet away); Celoron de Blainville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Harmar. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Josiah Harmar. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge" (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 7, 2009
3. Site of the United States Fort Harmar Marker
View of the historical marker and it's surrounding landscape including the Ohio River in the background and Fort Street to the right of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 838 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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