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Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Tecumseh

 
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. Tecumseh Marker
Inscription. On this site, Tecumseh, a Shawnee Chief, who was an ally of the British during the War of 1812, fought against American forces on October 4, 1813. Tecumseh was born in 1768 and became an important organizer of native resistance to the spread of white settlement in North America. The day after the fighting here, he was killed in the Battle of the Thames near Moraviantown. Tecumseh Park was named to commemorate his strong will and determination.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation & Kent Military Re-enactment Society.
 
Location. 42° 24.396′ N, 82° 11.024′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of William Street North and Murray Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The historical marker is located in Chatham, upstream of the fork in the Thames River, in Tecumseh Park, just north of the 6th Street footbridge, situated along a park walkway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 William Street North, Chatham, Ontario N7M 4L5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chatham Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); The Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish at the Forks
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker situated just to the right of the Chatham Blockhouse marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); Casualties of the Skirmish (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Armoury (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); John Brown's Convention 1858 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker situated a short distance to the left of a World War I memorial monument.
Tecumseh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. Tecumseh Marker
View of the featured historical marker in the foreground with a view in the distant background of the park walkway that leads to the forks of the Thames River where additional War of 1812 markers are located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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