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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Site of General Wayne's Fort

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
1. The Site of General Wayne's Fort Marker
Inscription.
The Site Of
General Anthony Wayne's Fort
Dedicated October 22nd 1794
It Was The First
United States Fort
Near "Three Rivers"
This Fort Commanded
The Shortest Portage
Between The St. Lawrence
And Mississippi Systems
A Portage Known To
The Indians As "Glorious Gate"
And A Strategic Cross-Roads
In Early Trade and Exploration

 
Erected 1934 by The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 4.825′ N, 85° 7.994′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street and East Berry Street, on the left when traveling north on Clay Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is two blocks south of the three rivers area where the two rivers (the St. Marys River and the St. Joseph River) come together to create the Maumee River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Last Two American Forts/The Siege of 1812 (about 400 feet away, measured
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By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
2. The Site of General Wayne's Fort Marker
in a direct line); Old Fort Wayne Well (about 400 feet away); Mother George (about 700 feet away); Kekionga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pirogue Landing (approx. mile away); Journal Gazette Building (approx. mile away); The First Police Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Canal House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mad Anthony Wayne. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Anthony Wayne. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Wayne's Indian Campaign of 1794. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Additional comments.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
3. The Site of General Wayne's Fort Marker
View of historical marker looking towards the intersection of East Berry Street and Clay Street.
1. An Unmarked Historical Site in 1934

According to the website of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the marker, which indicates the site of General Wayne's 1794 fort, was placed here after a state-wide contest to locate the most significant "unmarked" historical site in the State of Indiana.
    — Submitted April 27, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
The Site of General Wayne's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2009
4. The Site of General Wayne's Fort Marker
View of historical marker at the northwest corner of East Berry Street and Clay Street, looking north down Clay Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,642 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on July 23, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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