Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
General William Henry Harrison
On April 26th of the same year, this fort was besieged by the British and their Indian allies. After a brave defense the siege was raised on May 9th. On July 20th the enemy renewed the attack but was again defeated.
These victories were a great factor in turning back the tide of British invasion and materially aided in the protection and preservation of Ohio and the territories of the Northwest.
Erected 1908 by the State of Ohio.
Location. 41° 33.165′ N, 83° 39.099′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on West Indiana Avenue (Ohio Route 65) near Fort Meigs Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located inside of a reconstructed War of 1812 fort, on the high ground over looking the Maumee River, on the Perrysburg side of the river, within easy view of the Maumee-Perrysburg Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Fort Meigs (here, next to this marker); Major Amos Stoddard (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Meigs / Construction (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Meigs / Introduction 4 (about 600 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 3 (about 600 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 2 (about 600 feet away); Fort Meigs / Introduction 1 (about 700 feet away); The Indian Wars (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
More about this marker. This historical marker is actually attached to a very visible obelisk memorial marker situated in the middle of the reconstructed Fort Meigs, on property owned and maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. In addition to this historical marker and the reconstructed fort the Ohio Historical Society also maintains a staffed museum, numerous outdoor display/interpretation panels, and frequently they utilize historical interactors at this facility.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. William Henry Harrison. At a web site sponsored by "Touring Ohio" one can find some general information (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Fort Meigs History. Also at the web site sponsored by "Touring Ohio" is a web-page that provides background information regarding the history of Fort Meigs (and the role of General William Henry Harrison in that history). (Submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • Native Americans • Notable Persons • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 6. submitted on June 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.