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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bolivar, Ohio
Location of Bolivar, Ohio
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|The archaeologists uncovered many clues to how the fort was constructed. It had palisaded walls made of unpeeled logs, 10 to 12 inches in diameter, some of which were split in half. They were placed against the inner wall of a trench averaging 36 . . . — — Map (db m163029) HM|
|This open space in the fort wall is the gate, as indicated by the mold of a massive anchoring post found by the archaeologists. Beside the gate was a two-story blockhouse that afforded a view of the surrounding countryside and was used as a safe . . . — — Map (db m163027) HM|
|Named for Simon Bolivar, South American liberator. Site of Ohio's only American Revolutionary Fort, 1778 — — Map (db m159671) HM|
|After it was abandoned in 1779, Fort
Laurens slowly decayed. When the Ohio &
Erie Canal was constructed here in 1828, it
destroyed the two eastern bastions of the
fort that faced the river's edge.
when Charles Whittlesey drew this . . . — — Map (db m166394) HM|
|Twenty-one men died at Fort Laurens and were buried here, the fort cemetery. Several remains were in single or double burials, but a mass grave of at least 13 individuals is the resting place of an ill-fated wood-gathering party who were ambushed by . . . — — Map (db m163038) HM|
|The site of Fort Laurens, which had been farmed, became a state memorial in 1917. In 1968, state funds were appropriated to construct a museum, which was completed in 1971. In 1972, archaeologist R. Michael Gramly began to excavate the site. The . . . — — Map (db m163026) HM|
The first and only fort of the Revolutionary War, established within the limits of what is now Ohio, was built here in December 1778 by General Lachlan McIntosh, as a defense against the British and Indians, and held until early in August 1779 . . . — — Map (db m3277) HM|
|The hospital, a cross-shaped structure, was located here, outside the fort walls to reduce the possibility of spreading disease. Its position was in view of the sentries at the main gate and blockhouse. The hospital was partially excavated in 1973 . . . — — Map (db m163036) HM|
In commemoration of our patriot ancestors who served with the 8th Pennsylvania and the 13th Virginia regiments at Fort Laurens from November 18, 1778 - August 2, 1779.
To assure that their sacrifice to the newly founded republic was not in . . . — — Map (db m81585) HM WM|
|Interstate 77 was built here in the late 1960s. The
highway construction caused the river, always the
natural defense of the fort's east side, to be moved,
and the road was built in the old river bed. With the
increased traffic brought by the . . . — — Map (db m166396) HM|
Fort Laurens was constructed in 1778 as part of an ill-fated campaign led by American Gen. Lachlan Mcintosh to neutralize the Indian threat and establish a western supply post for an attack on British Detroit. Twelve hundred men left Fort . . . — — Map (db m163022) HM|
|The fort was designed by the French military engineer Col. Louis Cambray-Digny. The first sections constructed were the corners, or bastions, which served as strong points against attack. A firing step, or elevated platform, was built into each, . . . — — Map (db m163033) HM|
|The 1976 Bicentennial of the American Revolution was the occasion for the reburial of the remains of the first Fort Laurens soldier excavated in 1973. This fallen defender of the fort was buried with full military honors by the Ohio National Guard . . . — — Map (db m163041) HM|
|Treaty of Greene Ville
With the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, England lost the American
Revolution and ceded to the former colonies land from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Mississippi River. By this time, pioneer settlers had reached . . . — — Map (db m77320) HM|
| In this place of honor rests
an unknown soldier who
gave his life in the struggle
for American Independence — — Map (db m109095) WM|
|Ohio's Only Revolutionary Fort 1778-79 Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Solider
Museum - Theater - Information- Gift Shop Picnic Area- Parking Access to the Ohio & Erie Canal
Historic Zoar Village and Trail Head Parking area
Information . . . — — Map (db m166390) HM|