Near Waterville in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fort Deposit / Roche de Bout
Anthony Wayne Parkway
Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne built Fort Deposit near here on Aug. 19, 1794 when advancing against theforces ofthe hostile Indian Confederacy gathered at the foot of the Rapida. The following day, leaving Capt. Zebulon Pike with 200 soldiers to guard his equipment and stores, he routed the Indians in the decisive victory of Fallen Timbers. After treating his wounded, Wayne abandoned the fort and returned up the valley to Fort Defiance.
Roche de Bout
Just downstream is a large limestone outcrop detached from the bank. This is Roche de Bout, traditional meeting place of the Indians in the Maumee Valley and the Great Lakes region. It was here that Little Turtle, Blue Jacket, Tarhe the Crane, and other war chiefs met to plan their strategy against Wayne's Legion and the earlier armies of Generals Harmar and St. Clair.
Location. 41° 29.231′ N, 83° 44.089′ W. Marker is near Waterville, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Road (U.S. 24) and Waterville Monclova Road, on the left when traveling west on South River Road. Touch for map. This historicl marker is located just south of Waterville, along US 24, in the Roche de Bout area of Farnsworth Metropark.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Bowling Green Fault (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Columbian House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Browning Masonic Community (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterville.
More about this marker. This historical marker is situated adjacent to the metropark parking lot, and in the vicinity of the Roche de Bout park shelter house. It is located on the high bluff overlooking the Maumee River.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Landmarks • Military • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,636 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.