Near Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Turkey Foot Rock
On this rock according to tradition, Chief Turkey Foot of the Ottawa Indians rallied his warriors during the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Here he was killed and for many years tribesmen made offerings of tobacco on the rock to appease the Great Spirit.
Native American Memorial marker
In memory of all the American Indians who gave their lives at this place, including members of the following tribes.
Chippewa • Ottawa • Delaware • Potawatami • Miami • Shawnee • Mingo • Wyandot
Dedicated August 20, 1994 at the 200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Location. 41° 32.598′ N, 83° 41.804′ W. Marker is near Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Fallen Timbers Lane half a mile north of U.S. 24, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located about a mile southwest of the intersection of US 23 and US 24, just off of US 24 at the Fallen Timbers Lane exit, almost midway between the villages of Maumee and Waterville, Ohio. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (here, next to this marker); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fallen Timbers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Fallen Timbers (about 300 feet away); Maumee River Rapids (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fighting Forces (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Long March (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
More about this marker. This monument is located in Fallen Timbers State Park, between US 24 and the Maumee River.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . The flip side of Turkey Foot Rock. Jim Murphy, a retired Ohio State University librarian who has a master of science degree in geology from Case Western Reserve University, shares his research on the complicated history of Lucas County's Turkey Foot Rock (on an Adobe Acrobat Document format). (Submitted on January 14, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Military • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,826 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 5. submitted on June 15, 2009, by David Ben-Ariel of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.