Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Where, on August 20, 1794
General Wayne decisively
defeated the Indians and
British; thereby opening
much of the Northwest
to the whites.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 32.303′ N, 83° 41.821′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of West River Road and Jerome Road, on the left when traveling north on West River Road. Back in 1930, the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission created a military trail that they called "Wayne's Trail" and designated it as being their "Route Number 7." According to their 1931 report, from Defiance, Ohio, Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Maumee River Rapids (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fighting Forces (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
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, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 72 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. (Submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 8, 2014. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.