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

Site of Fort Hamilton

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Site of Fort Hamilton Marker
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Fort Hamilton was completed Sept. 30, 1791, and occupied by the U. S. Army commanded by Gen. Arthur St. Clair. The supply base was the first in a chain of outposts north of Cincinnati (Fort Washington) in the Northwest Territory. The log structure also supplied the victorious army of Gen. Anthony Wayne, 1792-1795. Completion of the fort is considered Hamilton's founding date.
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1845.
 
Location. 39° 24.088′ N, 84° 33.911′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flatboats and Early Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trail (within
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
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shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton Hydraulic (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Flood & Recovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Fort 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 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Arthur St. Clair. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Anthony Wayne. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. High-Main Street Bridge Over the Great Miami River. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Site of Fort Hamilton Marker & Medallion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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