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

Pontiac Park

 
 
Pontiac Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
1. Pontiac Park Marker
Inscription. Named for the Ottawa Indian chief said to have been born here c. 1712. Site of the largest recorded apple tree "French and Indian" c. 1680 to 1887. Here Oliver Spencer spent his Indian captivity 1792. Bark cabins and cultivated fields fields of the Indians lined both rivers in 1794. The hill to the north "Scalp Level" used by Indians and traders. Williamstown was platted here by the Indian trader Issac Hull in 1835. Here was the tow path for the Miami & Erie and Wabash & Erie Canals, c. 1843 to 1913.
 
Location. 41° 17.363′ N, 84° 21.507′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on East River Road (Ohio Route 424) 0.1 miles east of North Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Indian Apple Tree (about 400 feet away); Pontiac Birthplace (about 400 feet away); Fort Defiance, 1794 (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (about 800 feet away);
Pontiac Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
2. Pontiac Park Marker
View looking northeast with historical marker in the foreground and State Route 424 and Pontiac Park can be seen in the background.
The Indian Wars (about 800 feet away); Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Pontiac Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2010
3. Pontiac Park Marker
View looking southeast of the historical marker in the foreground and the Maumee River in the right background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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