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Chatham in Chatham-Kent Division, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Tecumseh

 
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Tecumseh Marker
Inscription.  On this site, Tecumseh, a Shawnee Chief, who was an ally of the British during the War of 1812, fought against American forces on October 4, 1813. Tecumseh was born in 1768 and became an important organizer of native resistance to the spread of white settlement in North America. The day after the fighting here, he was killed in the Battle of the Thames near Moraviantown. Tecumseh Park was named to commemorate his strong will and determination.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation & Kent Military Re-enactment Society.
 
Location. 42° 24.396′ N, 82° 11.024′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent Division. Marker can be reached from the intersection of William Street North and Murray Street, on the left when traveling north. The historical marker is located in Chatham, upstream of the fork in the Thames River, in Tecumseh Park, just north of the 6th Street footbridge, situated along a park walkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario N7M 4V1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chatham Blockhouse (here, next
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker situated just to the right of the Chatham Blockhouse marker.
to this marker); The Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish at the Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualties of the Skirmish (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Armoury (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Brown's Convention 1858 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker situated a short distance to the left of a World War I memorial monument.
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker in the foreground with a view in the distant background of the park walkway that leads to the forks of the Thames River where additional War of 1812 markers are located.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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