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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Clay's Landing

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Clay's Landing Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Clay's Landing
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Here, on May 5, 1813, General
Green, Clay landed with his
Kentucky troops to reinforce
General Harrison at
Fort Meigs, during British
siege under General Proctor.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1813.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 32.871′ N, 83° 39.663′ W. Marker was in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker was at the intersection of West River Road (Ohio Route 65) and Holly Lane, on the right when traveling west on West River Road. This missing marker was likely located a short distance west of the site of Fort Meigs, on the river side of the roadway, near the base of the slope that dips down from the ridge that Fort Meigs is situated upon.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2016
2. Clay's Landing Marker
View from the river side of the roadway, looking east towards Fort Meigs, up the slope that General Green Clay's men would have ascended after their landing, to get to Fort Meigs. The marker was likely situated opposite the yellow fire hydrant.
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Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 28291 West River Road, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 17th Infantry Regiment (approx. half a mile away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (approx. half a mile away); Amos Spafford / Perrysburg (approx. half a mile away); Virginia Soldiers Who Died At Fort Meigs Or In Ohio During the War of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Garden (approx. half a mile away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (approx. half a mile away); In Memory Of Michael Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Thomas Hayes (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on April 18, 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 April 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Lossing's Field Book of the War of 1812, Chapter XXIII, Events on the Maumee River. This is a link to information provided by the Ancestry.com
Clay's Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2016
3. Clay's Landing Marker
View from the river side of the roadway, looking west along West River Road. The marker was likely situated opposite the yellow fire hydrant, on the river side of the roadway.
site that is hosted by rootsweb. (Submitted on April 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
4. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our missing marker), and the marker on the right is a type B.
Clay's Landing image. Click for full size.
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5. Clay's Landing
View of a map of the First Siege of Fort Meigs, showing the site of General Clay's landing on May 5, 1813.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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