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Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Betsy

 
 
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
1. Old Betsy Marker
Inscription.  
Cannon used by
Major George Croghan
Against the British and
Indians in the defense
Of Fort Stephenson
Aug. 1st and 2nd 1813


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1851.
 
Location. 41° 20.779′ N, 83° 6.928′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is at the intersection of Croghan Street and High Street, on the right when traveling east on Croghan Street. This historical marker is located in the downtown Fremont area, in front of a black cannon, on the north side of the Birchard Public Library, which was built on the site of Fort Stephenson. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 Croghan Street, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Stephenson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stephenson (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Near This Spot
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
2. Old Betsy Marker
View of the historical marker in it's location in front of the cannon called Old Betsy.
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fremont (about 400 feet away); Great Gathering Place (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fremont (about 700 feet away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
 
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
3. Old Betsy Marker
View of the historical marker, in front of the cannon, on the north lawn of the library, along with several other markers that are all related to the events that took place at Fort Stephenson.
Old Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. Old Betsy Marker
View looking north of the Fort Stephenson area, showing the backside of the cannon (Old Betsy) on the left side of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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