Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fallen Timbers Battleﬁeld
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Where, on August 20, 1794
General Wayne decisively
defeated the Indians and
British; thereby opening
much of the Northwest
to the whites.
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 is missing. It was located near 41° 32.303′ N, 83° 41.821′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of West River Road and Jerome Road, on the left when traveling north on West River Road. Touch for map. Back in 1930, the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission created a military trail that they called "Wayne's Trail" and designated it as being their "Route Number 7." According to their 1931 report, from Defiance, Ohio, all the way to Fallen Timbers, this trail followed Route 24 (U.S. 24). Today U.S. 24 is no longer routed along any of General Wayne's trail from Defiance to Fallen Timbers, so we can't use the directions provided by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. This historical
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Maumee River Rapids (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fighting Forces (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
More about this marker. In 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian
The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.
Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 72 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on September 8, 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 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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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 446 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 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 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.