Near Waldo in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
A stockade fort built by
Captain Taylor about 1812 and
a place of common refuge
for the pioneers during
many Indian attacks.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C55.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. 40° 26.538′ N, 83° 4.437′ W. Marker is near Waldo, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Brundage Road (Local Route 125) 0.7 miles north of Ohio Route 229, on the left when traveling north. Although this historical marker is located along the west side of Brundage Road, it is also located along the east side of the northbound lane of US 23, just north of the intersection of US 23 and State Route 229. The only reason that one should use Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7228 Brundage Road, Waldo OH 43356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waldo Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Radnor Cemetery Lych Gate (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 6 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect State Route 47 Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Greenville Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waldo.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.
The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.
Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost.
Note: Several years after taking my original photographs of this marker, back in 2010, this marker suddenly ended up being missing. Then, in the spring of 2019, while traveling down to Columbus, I noticed that this marker had not only been returned, but it had also been restored. In fact, not only had it been repainted, and the marker support posts replaced, but the marker's missing unique marker art work, or silhouette, from across the top of the historical marker (which was missing back in 2010), had also been restored.
So now, with the restoration of the marker's silhouette, I can share this: Of the 20 some original markers that have been included in the historical marker database only a small number of them have the original art work, sometimes referred to as silhouettes, across the top of the historical marker. This is a feature that makes these markers quite unique from most other historical markers. This "Fort Morrow" marker is one of those very few markers.
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. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,009 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 10. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 11. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.