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Near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami Fort / Fort Finney

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
Inscription.  
On the hill to the right
Miami Fort
A large prehistoric works,
Between here and the river
Fort Finney
The first American fort
between the Miami Rivers,
built by General Butler in 1785.


 
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. 39° 7.117′ N, 84° 48.25′ W. Marker is near North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Brower Road 4.1 miles west of Miami Avenue, on the left when traveling west. I believe that the marker was situated along the side of the roadway, at the southeast corner of the intersection formed with a private service road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Farm (a few steps from this marker); Fort Finney (a few steps from this marker); Bullittsburg Baptist Church
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
2. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
View, of the probable site of this marker (on the far side of the intersection), looking east along Brower Road.
(approx. 2.2 miles away in Kentucky); Indiana - Ohio State Line Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Captain Samuel C. Vance (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Hunt House Hotel (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana); Lawrenceburgh (approx. 2.9 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bend.
 
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 71 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on September 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
3. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
View, of the probable site of this marker, on the southeast corner of the intersection, looking east along Brower Road.
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
4. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
Distant view of another marker for Fort Finney, situated on the same corner of the intersection as the probable site of the missing marker.
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
5. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
View of a nearby marker that also features more information on the history of Fort Finney.
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
6. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
A close-up view of the text on the nearby marker that also features more information on the history of Fort Finney.
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
7. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
View, of the probable site of this marker, on the southeast corner of the intersection, looking south along a private service road.
Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2019
8. Miami Fort / Fort Finney Marker
View of the nearby industrial complex that was built upon the original site of Fort Finney.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
9. 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.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., April 2, 2016
10. 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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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