Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
History Happened Here
Under the bridge to the left is the foot of the rapids where non-native settlement started in the Toledo area.
Less than two miles upriver Anthony Wayne and his troops won the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, opening this part of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin to settlement.
From Ewing Island directly ahead, Wayne defied British troops at Fort Miamis across the river by destroying their allies' corn crops.
One mile upriver at Fort Meigs, American forces under William H. Harrison helped bring an end to the War of 1812 in this part of the nation.
In the flats to the right, wooden ships for river and lake commerce were once built when Perrysburg was one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes.
The hydraulic canal that provided water-driven power to Perrysburg's early manufacturers started upriver near Buttonwood and ended at the foot of this hill.
Erected 1995 by Historic Perrysburg, Inc.
Topics. This historical Industry & Commerce • Military • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 41° 33.661′ N, 83° 37.842′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Front Street (Ohio Route 65) on Louisiana Avenue. This historical marker is located in the downtown Perrysburg area, in Hood Park, on a high ridge overlooking the Maumee River, just behind a soldiers memorial statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Louisiana Avenue, 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. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War I Veterans' Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fort Meigs Directional Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance Perrysburg World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (within shouting distance of this marker); History Happens Here… (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.