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Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History Happened Here

 
 
History Happened Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
1. History Happened Here Marker
Inscription. You are standing on "Corn Cob Hill" where corn was once shelled, weighed and and lowered in hopper cars into a grain elevator below, thence onto ships.
Under the bridge to the left is the foot of the rapids where non-native settlement started in the Toledo area.
Less than two miles upriver Anthony Wayne and his troops won the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794, opening this part of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin to settlement.
From Ewing Island directly ahead, Wayne defied British troops at Fort Miamis across the river by destroying their allies' corn crops.
One mile upriver at Fort Meigs, American forces under William H. Harrison helped bring an end to the War of 1812 in this part of the nation.
In the flats to the right, wooden ships for river and lake commerce were once built when Perrysburg was one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes.
The hydraulic canal that provided water-driven power to Perrysburg's early manufacturers started upriver near Buttonwood and ended at the foot of this hill.
 
Erected 1995 by Historic Perrysburg, Inc.
 
Location. 41° 33.661′ N, 83° 37.842′ W. Marker is in Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue
History Happened Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
2. History Happened Here Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground with a view of the Maumee River and beyond in the background.
and Front Street (Ohio Route 65) on Louisiana Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown Perrysburg area, in Hood Park, on a high ridge overlooking the Maumee River, just behind a soldiers memorial statue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Perrysburg / Perrysburg Plat Map (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wood County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); to Fort Stephenson / to Fort Meigs (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); to Fort Meigs / to Fort Meigs (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Fort Miami (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); A Strategic Location (approx. 0.8 miles away); Running a Gauntlet (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perrysburg.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
History Happened Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
3. History Happened Here Marker
View looking south of the historical marker in the foreground and of the Maumee River, looking upstream.
History Happened Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 19, 2010
4. History Happened Here Marker
View of park where the historical marker is located, with the historical marker being situated just beyond and to the left of the soldiers memorial statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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