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Near Waldo in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Morrow

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
1. Fort Morrow Marker
Inscription.
Fort Morrow

A stockade fort built by
Captain Taylor about 1812 and
a place of common refuge
for the pioneers during
many Indian attacks.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.538′ N, 83° 4.437′ W. Marker is near Waldo, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Brundage Road (Local Route 125) 0.7 miles north of Ohio Route 229, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Although this historical marker is located along the west side of Brundage Road, it is also located along the east side of the northbound lane of US 23, just north of the intersection of US 23 and State Route 229. The only reason that one should use Brundage Road to view this marker is because the marker is on the Brundage Road side of a property line fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7228 Brundage Road, Waldo OH 43356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrison Military Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Waldo Township Veterans Memorial
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
2. Fort Morrow Marker
View looking north of the historical marker in the center foreground with a view of US 23 on the left and a view of Brundage Road on the right.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Radnor Cemetery Lych Gate (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 6 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Prospect State Route 47 Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Greenville Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waldo.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
3. Fort Morrow Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground and the commercial building (Groll's Fine Furniture) that the marker is located in front of, on the right side of the picture.
 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Fort Morrow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 24, 2010
4. Fort Morrow Marker
View looking north of historical marker along the west side of Brundage Road with a view of US 23 in the background.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,251 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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