Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805
Ohio Historical Marker
This pioneer village, which was united with its downriver rival, Vistula, to be incorporated as Toledo in 1837, was platted by Cincinnati businessmen in 1817. The "Panic" of 1819 caused the enterprise to default. The village was re-platted in 1832. A two-story log warehouse along Swan Creek was the first important structure. The village was named for Captain James Lawrence, War of 1812 naval hero.
[West Side of Marker]:"Fort Industry, 1805"
On this site, July 4, 1805, a treaty was concluded with the chiefs of the Ottawa, Chippewa, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Muncie, and Delaware tribes. The Indians ceded their title to over 2.7 million acres in the Firelands, now Erie and Huron counties, and the Connecticut Western Reserve. Little else is known about "Fort Industry," which appears as a symbolic blockhouse on Toledo's official seal and flag.
Erected 1987 by Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 10-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 38.967′ N, 83° 32.082′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. ¼ mile away); Lucas County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oliver House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. half a mile away); Vistula Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,172 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.