Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battle of Fallen Timbers
This monument and nine-acre site commemorates the Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought August 20, 1794, between a confederation of Indian tribes and General Anthony Wayne’s Legion of the United States.
Treaty of Greenville 1795
One was a 12-mile square, surrounding the foot of the rapids, where military and trading activities led to early settlement of Maumee and Perrysburg.
The treaty opened the rest of Ohio to the United States.
For over 150 years, historians believed the battle was fought entirely on the floodplain of the Maumee River. Recent archaeological and scholarly investigation demonstrates that the most significant portion of the battle was fought on high ground, near the present-day US 23/24 interchange. The portion of the battle fought on the floodplain was in the vicinity of present-day Metropark near the foot of the rapids on the Maumee River.
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Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial Park & Fort Miamis National Historic Site
In the 1790s, residents of the newly formed United States were starting to move west into the Northwest Territory, a region controlled by American Indians and claimed by the British. To protect settlers, President George Washington sent General Anthony Wayne and a force of about 3,000 regulars and militia into the territory to build a series of forts between the Ohio and Maumee rivers. Waiting for them were about 1,000 warriors. Wayne’s decisive victory in the battle led to other conflicts, treaties, and eventually the War of 1812 with the British. The United States ultimately gained control of the territory.
To learn more about these historic events, visit all three of the park’s sites in Maumee.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial Park
A bronze statue of General Wayne is located on a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in Side Cut Metropark. For many years the battle was thought to have occurred entirely on the bluff and the floodplain below.
Location. 41° 32.639′ N, 83° 41.857′ W. Marker is in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Fallen Timbers Lane, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallen Timbers (a few steps from this marker); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turkey Foot Rock (about 300 feet away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (about 400 feet away); Maumee River Rapids (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fighting Forces (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Long March (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 30, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.