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

Site of Fort Miami

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
The One-time Site of Fort Miami Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
1. The One-time Site of Fort Miami Marker
Inscription.
700 feet southeast
Site of Fort Miami

Erected 1680 - the oldest
fortified trading post in
the Mid-west. Here flew
the flags of France, 1680;
Great Britain, 1760; and
the United States, 1796.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 34.327′ N, 83° 37.564′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Road and Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker should be 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 should be situated along the lone park walking path that leads from the parking lot to the site of the old fort's earthworks. Marker was 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 location
Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
2. Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker
I believe that originally this historical marker was located along the park's walking pathway, just to the left of the three markers seen in the picture.
. A Strategic Location (here, next to this marker); Running a Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); 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.
 
More about this marker. I vaguely recall seeing this marker back in either the late 1970s or early 1980s, here at this site. What in particular I recall about seeing this marker was the claim in the text of the marker that the French had a fortified trading post at this site in 1680, which I was not aware of.

I have been unsuccessful in my efforts to track down the current whereabouts of this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail marker. All that I know of certain is that it is currently missing from its original location.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed
Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 3, 2014
3. Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker
A distant view of the site of the missing historical marker, which would have been situated along the park's lone walking path, with a distant view of the fort's abandoned earthworks in the background.
by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceWars, US Indian
 
Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2014
4. Site of the Missing Fort Miami Marker
A distant view of where the missing historical marker was located, 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, where the missing historical marker was located.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our missing marker), and the marker on the right is a type B.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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