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

Fort Steuben

 
 
Fort Steuben Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
1. Fort Steuben Marker
Inscription. In 1787, the construction of Fort Steuben was completed by Captain John Francis Hamtramck and soldiers of the 1st American Regiment, who were sent to the frontier by the United States government to remove illegal squatters and protect government surveyors from American Indian raids. The surveyors were platting the First Seven Ranges of the Northwest Territory. The surveyed land was sold for settlement or offered to soldiers as payment for military service during the Revolutionary War. Consequently, the states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin were formed from the settlement of the Northwest Territory. Fort Steuben was named after Baron Frederich Wilhelm Augustus Steuben, who had served in the Revolutionary War and from which the town derived its name. Captain Hamtramck abandoned the fort in 1787 by order of Colonel Josiah Harmar, and by 1790 the remains of the fort had disappeared. Fort Steuben has been reconstructed on its original location.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Old Fort Steuben Project, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Fort Steuben Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
2. Fort Steuben Marker
View of historical marker located at the northeast corner of the Historic Fort Steuben Park, and in front of the reconstructed Fort Steuben.
40° 21.516′ N, 80° 36.814′ W. Marker is in Steubenville, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from South 3rd Street south of Market Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district, near the Ohio River, on the grounds of the Historic Fort Steuben Park, at the northeast edge of the parking lot, near the front of the park's museum and visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Steubenville OH 43952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (within shouting distance of this marker); This Old Federal Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin McMasters Stanton (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln's Visit to Steubenville (about 400 feet away); U.S.S. Maine (about 500 feet away); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steubenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Fort Steuben. This is a link to the site provided by the Historic Fort Steuben Park. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Fort Steuben
Fort Steuben Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
3. Fort Steuben Marker
View of historical marker showing the reconstructed Fort Steuben in the background, the Historic Fort Steuben Museum and Visitor Center to the far left of the picture, and in the distant background the hillside on the opposite side of the Ohio River.
. This is a link to a site provided by Professional Surveyor Magazine. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Fort Steuben. This is a link to a site provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitarySettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fort Steuben Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
4. Fort Steuben Museum
View of the interior of the Historic Fort Steuben Museum.
Fort Steuben Museum image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
5. Fort Steuben Museum
View of a model of Fort Steuben that is on display in the Historic Fort Steuben Museum.
Fort Steuben image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
6. Fort Steuben
View looking southeast of the interior of the reconstructed Fort Steuben.
Fort Steuben image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2010
7. Fort Steuben
View looking northeast of the interior of the reconstructed Fort Steuben, with the hillside in the background being located on the opposite side of the Ohio River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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