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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Defiance, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Defiance County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Defiance County, OH (60) Henry County, OH (53) Paulding County, OH (31) Putnam County, OH (31) Williams County, OH (33) Allen County, IN (63) DeKalb County, IN (11)  DefianceCounty(60) Defiance County (60)  HenryCounty(53) Henry County (53)  PauldingCounty(31) Paulding County (31)  PutnamCounty(31) Putnam County (31)  WilliamsCounty(33) Williams County (33)  AllenCountyIndiana(63) Allen County (63)  DeKalbCounty(11) DeKalb County (11)
Location of Defiance, Ohio
    Defiance County (60)
    Henry County (53)
    Paulding County (31)
    Putnam County (31)
    Williams County (33)
    Allen County, Indiana (63)
    DeKalb County, Indiana (11)
 
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1Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 1913 Flood1st and Wayne
On West 1st Street at Wayne Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West 1st Street.
Defiance's Original Plat Historic Homes of Defiance began researching Defiance's Original Plan in 2000 with the intent of nominating a significant number of blocks to an historic district. The district is significant and eligible for . . . Map (db m165821) HM
2Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C — Abatis and CampOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
On South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 111) south of Sunday Street, on the right when traveling south. Reported missing.
Abatis and Camp »»«« General Wayne’s Army in 1794 and General Winchester’s Army in 1812 encamped on this spot. Here also was the western end of Gen. Winchester’s Abatis.Map (db m136580) HM
3Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Anthony Wayne's Fort Defiance
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
The site of the fort was set aside as a public park in 1823 by the Village of Defiance. Enter and follow the series of in-ground bronze plaques that highlight the fort's 1794-96 storyline and features. The Glaize The Glaize was the name . . . Map (db m160519) HM
4Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe
On East River Drive 0.2 miles east of North Clinton Street.
. . . Map (db m28449) HM
5Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Buffalo Were Recorded Here In 1718
Near Fort Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
Buffalo were recorded here in 1718 to the east across the river. This entire area was an important Indian trade center from early times to c. 1830. Trading posts were established here in the middle 1700's including George Ironside's and Peter . . . Map (db m28539) HM
6Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Chief Pontiac
On East River Drive 0.3 miles east of North Clinton Street (Ohio Route 15).
Birthplace and Park of Chief Pontiac 1712 --- 1769Map (db m26826) HM
7Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Civil War CannonsFort Defiance
On Fort Street, on the left when traveling east.
These cannons, used for coastal defense, were located in North Carolina's Confederate Fort Fisher. They were captured by Union forces during the Civil War. They were given to the community of Defiance in 1896 by the U.S. Government. Originally . . . Map (db m160541) HM WM
8Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Construction Of Fort Defiance
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
On August 9, 1794, General Anthony Wayne ordered Major Henry Burbeck to erect a garrison at the confluence. Though it was constructed in only six days using crude implements and materials that were on hand, it was the strongest fort built during . . . Map (db m160528) HM
9Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Coohcooche
On East River Drive (Ohio Route 424) west of Maywinn Road, on the right when traveling east.
[First Marker]
Coohcooche Mineral Spring 1790 Birthplace of Ottawa Chief Shabonee 1775 and Lodge of Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket 1792 Winchester Camp No 1 1812 [Second Marker] Chief Blue Jacket . . . Map (db m28354) HM
10Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Courthouse Clocktower Bell
On W. 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east.
This bell was cast for the courthouse clocktower in 1873. The metal for the bell was obtained by breaking up an old brass cannon found sitting at a foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio. The old field piece was made in Strassburg, Germany and dated . . . Map (db m171219) HM
11Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Cross Section of the Trench[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
A trench sixteen feet wide by eight feet deep was dug on three sides of the fort. Earth removed from the trench was used to form a six-foot high earthen parapet next to the fort's wall of pickets and exterior sides of the blockhouses. The parapet . . . Map (db m160536) HM
12Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Defiance Historic Sites
On East 2nd Street (Ohio Route 66) near Auglaize Street, on the right when traveling west.
Site Of French Mission 1650 Jesuit Mission 1670 Moravian Christian Indians 1781 Great Indian Cornfields 1794 Cabin and Home of Delaware Chief Whingy-Pooshies and Boy Captive, John Brickell 1791 - 1794 - 1795 British . . . Map (db m165819) HM
13Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Dey Bridge
On West High Street 0.2 miles east of Fox Run Drive, on the right when traveling west.
This bridge a pratt through truss, was built in 1906 by the Massillon Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio at a cost of $3,967.50. It replaced a bridge built in 1882. Dey road was petitioned for as a public road in 1832 In what was then . . . Map (db m159985) HM
14Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — East Blockhouse[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Troop quarters located on both first and second levels.Map (db m160544) HM
15Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Flood PolesLibrary Grounds
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
The Response – Defiance Crescent-News Thursday, March 27, 1913 "The great yellow flood of muddy water that swept the Maumee Valley and seemed to make Defiance its central point was followed by a fall of pure white snow . . . Map (db m165820) HM
16Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Fort DefianceAnthony Wayne Parkway
On Fort St. at Washington Ave., on the right when traveling west on Fort St..
The arrival of the Legion of the United States at this point on August 8, 1794 marked the end of General Anthony Wayne's difficult march, through swamps and forests, from Fort GreeneVille. On this site, in the center of the Indian country, General . . . Map (db m18668) HM
17Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Fort Defiance
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Street.
Fort Defiance was erected upon this site by General Wayne August 9-17, 1794 and thus "The Grand Emporium of the hostile Indians of the west was gained without loss of blood." From this point General Wayne advanced against the Indians and . . . Map (db m18751) HM
18Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — A95 — Fort DefianceOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Wayne-Harrison-Winchester-Clay-Bird Marches —
On Fort Street at South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling west on Fort Street.
. . . Map (db m29662) HM
19Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Fort Defiance Flagstaff
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Fort Street.
Fort Defiance Flagstaff All land north to Canada is surveyed on baseline running from this point.Map (db m18768) HM
20Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Fort Defiance, 1794
Near Fort Street near Washington Street.
Here in 1794 General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance during the Indian Wars prior to the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Fort Winchester was built south of here during the War of 1812. Down river from here is Preston Island, former site of Indian . . . Map (db m28542) HM
21Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — A96 — Fort WinchesterOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Wayne-Harrison-Winchester-Clay-Bird Marches —
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Street.
. . . Map (db m18671) HM
22Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C32 — Fort WinchesterOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
On West 2nd Street at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 2nd Street.
. . . Map (db m18717) HM
23Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 4-20 — Fort Winchester
On Washington Avenue north of West 2nd Street (Ohio Route 15), on the right when traveling north.
[Front Text] : "Fort Winchester" General William Henry Harrison ordered the construction of Fort Winchester at the beginning of October 1812 and it was completed October 15. The fort served as a forward observation post and supply . . . Map (db m37974) HM
24Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — French Indian Apple Tree
On East River Drive 0.2 miles east of North Clinton Street.
French Indian Apple Tree Largest on Record 9 Ft. Diameter 60 Ft. Spread 45 High Bore 200 Bu. 1872 1670 - 1887 Map (db m28438) HM
25Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Frontier Fort 1794-1796
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
As Anthony Wayne marched up the Maumee River to Kekionga (Fort Wayne, Indiana), another Native American stronghold, he placed Major Thomas Hunt in command of the garrison. Major Thomas Cushing was second in command of the 200 to 300 remaining men. . . . Map (db m160532) HM
26Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Graves of Soldiers
On South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 111) south of Sunday Street, on the left when traveling south.
Graves of Soldiers 1794 Wars 1812Map (db m136759) HM WM
27Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Historic DefianceCamp Trimble / 38th O.V.I.
On Biede Avenue north of East 1st Street, on the right when traveling north.
A camp was established September 1, 1861, for the drill and organization of the 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The camp was named after Allen Trimble, an early Governor of the State of Ohio. Camp Trimble was located on the former Hull farm, . . . Map (db m159753) HM
28Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Johnny Appleseed
On East River Drive (Ohio Route 424) 0.2 miles west of East High Street.
Johnny Appleseed Chapman Benefactor 1774 - 1845 First Nursery 1811 - 1828Map (db m28431) HM
29Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Last WWII Concentration CampLiberated By Col. Seibel of Defiance
On N. Clinton Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling north.
On May 5, 1945, the American troops commanded by COl. Richard R. Seibel entered Mauthausen in Austria, bringing freedom to 18,000 prisoners still alive in the final Nazi death camp. A famous Holocaust picture was taken that day by a U.S. Army . . . Map (db m171217) HM
30Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Legion of Anthony Wayne
On Fort Street, on the left when traveling east.
Anthony Wayne's army was made up of four sub-legions totaling nearly 2500 men plus a group of about 1200 mounted Kentucky militia led by general Charles Scott. Wayne's second in command was General James Wilkinson. Since Fort Defiance was a small . . . Map (db m160524) HM
31Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)1752 - 1812
Near College Place west of Webster Street.
[Text on the south side of the Marker]: Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah) 1752 - 1812 Little Turtle, a war chief of the Miami People, was born near present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1790 to 1794, he lived in a . . . Map (db m52992) HM
32Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Location Of The Bake Oven[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Three separate fire basins with one central chimney were located here. There may have been an oven-like platform located above the basins for baking.Map (db m160698) HM
33Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Location Of The Officers Quarters[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Officers stayed in their own log structure. It may have been divided into four rooms. Enlisted men were quartered within the four log blockhouses. All structures had fireplaces.Map (db m160534) HM
34Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Location Of The Powder Magazine[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Evidence of a stone or shale storehouse was found in this general area. The gunpowder may have been stored here below ground level. Shale-slate building material was plentiful along the Auglaize River.Map (db m160545) HM
35Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — North Blockhouse[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Artificer and blacksmithing activities took place in this area.Map (db m160538) HM
36Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C322 — Pontiac BirthplaceOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
On East River Drive (Ohio Route 424) 0.2 miles east of North Clinton Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling east.
Pontiac Birthplace »»«« Here, in 1712, was born the Great Indian chief who in- cited Pontiac’s Conspiracy. He federated the tribes and with the aid of the French threatened British suprem- acy. Killed in Illinois . . . Map (db m28350) HM
37Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Pontiac Park
On East River Road (Ohio Route 424) 0.1 miles east of North Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east.
Named for the Ottawa Indian chief said to have been born here c. 1712. Site of the largest recorded apple tree "French and Indian" c. 1680 to 1887. Here Oliver Spencer spent his Indian captivity 1792. Bark cabins and cultivated fields fields of the . . . Map (db m30297) HM
38Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Reinforcement Work
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Fort Street.
Anthony Wayne defeated the Indian Confederation at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. The retreating Indians were locked out of Fort Miamis by their British allies. Wayne noted the artillery mounted at the British Fort. Upon . . . Map (db m160530) HM
39Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Route and Camp's
On South Clinton Street (Ohio Route 111) 0.1 miles south of Sunday Street, on the right when traveling south.
Route and Camp's of Gen. Wayne, 1794, Gen. Harrison, 1812, and Winchester Camp No 2, and Abatis, 1812.Map (db m18991) HM
40Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Service Star Legion Veterans Memorial
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
In memory of World War VeteransMap (db m160515) WM
41Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Shawnee Glen
On East River Drive 0.2 miles west of Maywinn Road, on the left when traveling east.
Shawnee Glen 1792 Home of Johnny Appleseed 1828 Morningside ParkMap (db m28405) HM
42Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Site Of Mamie - Bessie Nagel Farm
On Domersville Road (Ohio Route 281) 0.2 miles north of East 2nd Street (Ohio Route 18/281), on the right when traveling north.
This land was formerly the Mamie-Bessie Nagel FarmMap (db m159686) HM
43Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — South Blouckhouse[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Garrison's food preparation area fireplace located in corner.Map (db m160521) HM
44Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 2-20 — Spemica Lawba–Johnny Logan
Near Fort Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
"Spemica Lawba-Johnny Logan" In September 1786, Captain Benjamin Logan of Kentucky captured a young Indian boy during a raid across the Ohio River on the Machachac tribe towns of the Shawnee nation. Upon returning to Kentucky, Captain Logan . . . Map (db m28338) HM
45Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 3-20 — Tale of Ensign James Liggett / Major Adam Charles Muir, 41st Regiment of Foot
On Delaware Bend Road south of U.S. 24, on the left when traveling south.
[Front Side of Marker]: "Tale of Ensign James Liggett" After American militia troops forcibly ended the 1812 siege of Fort Wayne, General James Winchester's Army of the Northwest marched down the north side of the Miami [Maumee] . . . Map (db m28336) HM
46Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — The Hornish Pike
On Flory Road (County Road 68) at Domersville Road (County Road 175), on the right when traveling west on Flory Road.
Back in the 1800’s there was a trail that ran from Route 66 to the Banner School Road. This was known as the “Hornish Pike”. The west end of the Hornish Pike started at Route 66 and what is now the Steinberger Road. It was about ¼ . . . Map (db m158962) HM
47Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — The Indian Wars1790 - 1795
On Fort Sreet at Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Fort Sreet.
When American pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Northwest Ordinance (1787), the Indians, aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. They . . . Map (db m168307) HM
48Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Veterans MemorialPost 1991 — ★ AMVETS Family ★ —
On Spruce Street at Greenhouse Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Spruce Street.
Veterans Auxiliary Sons In memory and tributeMap (db m160682) WM
49Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — VFW Veterans Memorial
On W. 1st Street at Clinton Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling east on W. 1st Street.
Dedicated to our fathers, husbands and sons the members of Fort Defiance Post 3360 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States By its ladies, auxiliary 1984-85Map (db m171267) WM
50Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — West Blockhouse[Fort Defiance]
On Fort Street at Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Fort Street.
Twenty-two foot square structure two levels with corner fireplace.Map (db m160523) HM
51Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 7-20 — Winchester's Camp #2 / Preston Island
On East River Drive (Ohio Route 424) west of Maywinn Road, on the right when traveling east.
[Front Text on Marker] : "Winchester's Camp #2" After completing Fort Winchester, Brigadier General James Winchester ordered his troops to cross to the north side of the Maumee River. The troops occupied the new site, Camp #2, from . . . Map (db m54318) HM
 
May. 9, 2021