“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Castine in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Camp Maple Swamp

Camp Maple Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
1. Camp Maple Swamp Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The army of Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair camped on the southern margin of Maple Swamp at the headwaters of Twin Creek. One and a half miles west of this site at noon on October 11, 1791 A.D. on account of the marshy condition of the ground it was necessary to delay the advance until the following afternoon when the army veered to the northeast and struck a well worn Indian path leading through the prairie and avoiding the wet places. The army gained about five and a half miles this day and camped on bottom land along a small stream probably near the large spring at the entrance of Wayne Lakes Park. This was the first recorded entrance of a body of white Americans within the confines of Darke County, Ohio. Distance sixty- two miles from Fort Washington (Cincinnati, Ohio.) Tablet furnished by Mrs. Grace M. Katzenberger member Fort Greenville Chapter D.A.R. Boulder donated by Samuel Routzong A.D. 1936
Erected 1936.
Location. 39° 55.912′ N, 84° 37.453′ W. Marker is in Castine, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 127
Camp Maple Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2014
2. Camp Maple Swamp Marker
) 0.2 miles north of U.S. 127, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 North Main, Arcanum OH 45304, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Black (approx. 5.1 miles away); Commemorating Passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 5.2 miles away); Welcome to the National Road (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Jefferson (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Jefferson / St. Clair’s Defeat (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Jefferson: A Link in a Chain (approx. 6.7 miles away); Euphemia (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Fort Nesbit (Nisbet) (was approx. 8˝ miles away but has been reported missing. ).
More about this marker. It is in front of the Castine Council House, which may have been the former Post Office. marker was set in 1936 by Mrs. Grace M. Katzenberger of the Fort Greenville D.A.R., boulder was donated by Samuel Routzong. Marker appears to be a private project, and does not carry a D.A.R. insignia.
Regarding Camp Maple Swamp. This is one of the camp sites across western Ohio as Gen St Clair marched against Indian forces in 1791, only to be defeated at the site of Fort Recovery

Camp Mississineaw is further north and will be dealt with in another post
Fort Jefferson is 9 miles north
Fort Greenville is 13 miles north
Additional keywords. Maj Gen Arthur St Clair
Categories. Wars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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