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Charloe in Paulding County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Brown

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Fort Brown Marker
Inscription.  
1000 feet east – site of
Fort Brown
Erected in the War of
1812 by a contingent
of Harrison’s army and
commanded by Colonel Brown.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 6.71′ N, 84° 25.133′ W. Marker was in Charloe, Ohio, in Paulding County. Marker was at the intersection of County Route 171 and County Route 177, on the right when traveling south on County Route 171. This marker was most likely situated on the southeast corner of the intersection, about a thousand feet east of the site of Fort Brown, which is just on the other side of the Little Auglaize River bridge crossing. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Oakwood OH 45873, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Indians (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Brown
Fort Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
2. Fort Brown Marker
View of the actual physical remains, of the original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (O.R.M.C.) marker. While the actual marker is missing, the original support posts remain, in their original location, at the corner of County Road 171 and County Road 177.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charloe (approx. 1.6 miles away); Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie Canals (approx. 6 miles away); Paulding County Carnegie Library (approx. 8½ miles away); Paulding County Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Paulding County (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
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 74 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Fort Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Fort Brown Marker
View of the original marker site, looking east along County Road 171.
Fort Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Fort Brown Marker
View of the original marker site, looking northwest along County Road 171.
Fort Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Fort Brown Marker
View of the original marker site, looking south along County Road 177.
Fort Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
6. Fort Brown Marker
A closer view of the actual physical remains, of the original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (O.R.M.C.) marker, with the actual marker being missing.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
7. 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 featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
8. 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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