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

Fort Miamis During the War of 1812

 
 
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
1. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1813, British troops returned to the site of Fort Miamis to again ally with a determined American Indian Confederacy struggling to expel American settlers from their homeland. The British successfully landed troops and artillery at the dilapidated outpost and set up a camp and base of operations.

In May and July, Indians led by Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and British troops from Fort Miamis attacked U.S. Fort Meigs in present-day Perrysburg. General William Henry Harrison's soldiers repelled both attacks and later that year defeated British and Indian forces at the Battle of the Thames in present-day Ontario, Canada.

These engagements effectively ended hopes for a permanent American Indian Confederacy and British occupation of the American Northwest.
 
Location. 41° 34.33′ N, 83° 37.573′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from River Road near 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
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
2. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Running a Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); A Strategic Location (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Miami (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); British Betray Indian Allies (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Miamis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (about 400 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
View of the featured historical marker, seen to the far right of the group of three markers.
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
4. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
View of the group of three markers, including the featured marker, looking northwest along the park walking path.
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
5. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
Distant view of the featured historical marker, looking southeast along the park's walking path.
Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
6. Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 Marker
View looking southwest, from beyond the location of the historical marker, of the lone park walking path that leads to the marker from the parking lot.
Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
7. Fort Miamis Metro Park Sign
View of the Fort Miamis Metro Park sign, situated at the entrance to the park.
 
 
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 263 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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