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

Fort Miamis

A British Outpost

 
 
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
1. Fort Miamis Marker
Inscription. British Troops constructed Fort Miamis on the banks of the Maumee River between April and August of 1794 with the help of local American Indians. Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings and a number of shops. The formidable outpost housed over 130 British troops who manned 14 cannons protecting it from all directions. Approaching by land, hostile troops faced an abatis - a 25-foot deep trench lined with rows of 12-inch thick stakes. Archaeological excavations in 1982 unearthed nails, wall timbers, bottle fragments, regimental buttons, and other artifacts. All that remains today are the earthwork trenches dug around the fort in 1794.
 
Location. 41° 34.377′ N, 83° 37.592′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located where Michigan Avenue. dead ends into River Road, on the river side of River Road, in a small, Lucas County MetroPark, which is situated along the west side of the Maumee River. The marker is situated along the lone park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 River Road, Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
2. Fort Miamis Marker
View of the historical marker, situated along the park's lone walking path, with a distant view of the forts abandoned earthworks in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Betray Indian Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Running a Gauntlet (about 300 feet away); A Strategic Location (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. Fort Miamis Marker
A distant view of the historical marker, situated along the park's lone walking path, with a distant view of the forts abandoned earthworks in the background.
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
4. Fort Miamis Marker
A distant view of the historical marker looking east along the park's lone walking path from near the parking lot. Two Ohio Historical Markers are seen in the foreground.
Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
5. Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
Fort Miamis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
6. Fort Miamis Marker
A close-up view of the illustration of what the fort looked like, that is displayed on the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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