Waterville in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Built by General Wayne
on his march to Fallen
Timbers in 1794.
Roche de Boeuf
This particular rock island
was a famous landmark in
Indian and Pioneer days
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 29.282′ N, 83° 43.882′ W. Marker was in Waterville, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of South River Road and Anthony Wayne Trail (Ohio Route 53), on the right when traveling south on South 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 Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Waterville OH 43566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Bowling Green Fault (a few steps from this marker); Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout, Roche De Boeuf (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Deposit / Roche de Bout (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roche de Bout (approx. ¼ mile away); The Towpath Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 0.9 miles away); Waterville Veterans Memorial Flagpole (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterville.
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. This particular marker was a type C, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker.
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.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System (Submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 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 March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.