Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A Strategic Location
Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled Detroit, the fort was strategically located to control the waterway to the south, allow reinforcements and supplies to arrive by river from the north, and embolden the American Indian confederacy's resistance to American settlers.
After the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794, the British continued to occupy Fort Miamis until peaceably handing it over to the Americans in July 1796 as a result of the Jay Treaty. Americans then occupied the fort until abandoning it in 1798. British troops reoccupied the Fort Miamis site in 1813 when they were battling American forces at Fort Meigs, a large U.S. supply depot about two miles upriver.
Location. 41° 34.328′ N, 83° 37.568′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Running a Gauntlet (here, next to this marker); Site of Fort Miami (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 (here, next to 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.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.