Bolivar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
It was named in honor of Henry Laurens, President of the Continental Congress.
The small garrison, commanded successively by Colonel John Gibson, Major Frederick Ward Vernon, and Lieutenant Colonel Richard Campbell suffered much from hunger and attacks by the Indian allies of Great Britain.
A number of American soldiers were killed here, and buried near the fort.
Erected 1928 by The Ohio Daughters Of The American Revolution on September 21.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 38.372′ N, 81° 27.34′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker can be reached from SW Park Avenue (County Route 102). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bolivar OH 44612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Soldier (a few steps from this marker); In Commemoration of Our Patriot Ancestors (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of Greene Ville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Zoar Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Zoar Garden (approx. 2½ miles away); Zoar Village (approx. 2½ miles away); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (approx. 2½ miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Regarding Fort Laurens. The Fort is no longer in existence but there is an outline of the old fort on the ground. There is also a visitor’s center located there.
Categories. • Military • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2007, by Carl Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,292 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2007, by Carl Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio. 4. submitted on November 4, 2007, by Carl Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.