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Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Hamilton

 
 
Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Fort Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  
Built by General St. Clair in 1791, on his campaign against the Indians.

It was enlarged in 1792 and used by General Wayne in 1793, on his march to Fallen Timbers.
 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 39° 24.045′ N, 84° 33.886′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) and Monument Avenue, on the right when traveling east on High Street. Marker is adjacent to the NE side of the Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Fort Hamilton (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial
Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for more information.
Image courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, May 5, 1937
2. Fort Hamilton Marker
For additional information at the "Ohio Memory" records regarding both Fort Hamilton and this marker,
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(within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); The High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Log Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hamilton. (Submitted on May 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 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 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Fort Hamilton, O.R.M.C. Marker: C-9. This is a link to information provided by the "Ohio Memory" records. (Submitted on March 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, June 3, 2016
3. Fort Hamilton Marker
The view of the marker with the concrete replica of a blockhouse behind it.
Fort Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
4. Fort Hamilton Marker
Looking SE, with the Butler County Courthouse in the distance.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931.
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like the featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on March 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio.   4. submitted on May 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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