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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

"We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours"

 
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
1. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Marker
Inscription.  The original of this monument to Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, was created in marble in 1860 by New York Sculptor William Walcutt for the City of Cleveland. When that City had the statues cast in bronze, the originals were given to Perrysburg and erected in 1937. Under the leadership of the Perrysburg Area Arts Council and with the assistance and cooperation of the City of Perrysburg, popular subscriptions provided for replication of the statues in bronze by Michigan sculptor Lynn Haynes. The Perry statue and new pedestal were dedicated May 26, 1997. The statues of the Midshipman and Cabin Boy were completed a year later.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1753.
 
Location. 41° 33.634′ N, 83° 37.806′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Ohio Route 65) and Louisiana Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. This historical marker is affixed to the backside of the monument that
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By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
2. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
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is the featured historical landmark for the downtown Perrysburg business district. The monument is located at the northern end of the main business street through downtown Perrysburg, on the high ground overlooking the Maumee River. Touch 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. Perrysburg Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs Directional Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (within shouting distance of this marker); History Happens Here… (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Veterans' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
3. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
A close-up view of the bronze sculpting of Commodore Perry that is affixed to the top of the monument that is described by the historical marker.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
4. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
View of the monument that the historical marker is affixed to at its location on the high ground overlooking the Maumee River valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,639 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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