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

French Exploration

 
 
French Exploration Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. French Exploration Marker
Inscription.

Pierre-Joseph Celron, sieur de Bienville, with 200 to 250 French soldiers and some Indians, was sent in 1749 to renew and strengthen France's claim to the Ohio country and drive out the British. During navigation of the Allegheny, Ohio and Great Miami rivers, he buried lead plates with the text declaring the French land claim. He also sought Indian cooperation in the fur trade.
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Location. 39° 24.061′ N, 84° 33.906′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and medallion are on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of Fort Hamilton (a few steps from this marker); Native American Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboats and Early Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial
French Exploration Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. French Exploration Medallion
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); The High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Prelude" in Dayton, Ohio: An Intimate History (Conover, 1932). (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pierre-Joseph Celeron de Blainville Bio. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Image of Lead Plate at "Claiming the Land" in Becoming Virginians (Va Hist Soc). (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. High Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Celeron de Bienville's Expedition. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsExplorationPatriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels
 
French Exploration Marker & Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. French Exploration Marker & Medallion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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