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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Maumee, Ohio

Clickable Map of Lucas County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lucas County, OH (474) Fulton County, OH (109) Henry County, OH (106) Ottawa County, OH (141) Wood County, OH (224) Lenawee County, MI (157) Monroe County, MI (201)  LucasCounty(474) Lucas County (474)  FultonCounty(109) Fulton County (109)  HenryCounty(106) Henry County (106)  OttawaCounty(141) Ottawa County (141)  WoodCounty(224) Wood County (224)  LenaweeCountyMichigan(157) Lenawee County (157)  MonroeCounty(201) Monroe County (201)
Toledo is the county seat for Lucas County
Maumee is in Lucas County
      Lucas County (474)  
      Fulton County (109)  
      Henry County (106)  
      Ottawa County (141)  
      Wood County (224)  
      Lenawee County, Michigan (157)  
      Monroe County, Michigan (201)  
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1 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 215 W. John Street
Circa 1896 215 W. John St. 1955 215 W. John St. 1931 George McMullen and Mary Bender McMullen Picture taken in front of this house in 1905. 215 West John Street Maumee, Ohio 1902-1935 George McMullen and Mary Bender McMullen Carl, . . . Map (db m239839) HM
2 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 63-48 — 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell
[Front Side of Marker]: 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 Near this site, in the War of 1812, stood the British encampment during the First Siege of Fort Meigs from May 1-9, 1813. This marker honors members of the 41st Regiment of . . . Map (db m65056) HM WM
3 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — A Long March
As peace negotiations continued without success, General Wayne's slow and strenuous march through Ohio moved massive amounts of supplies, horses and artillery to support his 2,000 soldiers. Along the way, Wayne's army built supply depots and . . . Map (db m90902) HM
4 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — A Shattered Truce
Since the 1795 Treaty of Greenville, Native Americans and settlers had reached a tenuous peace. But, the War of 1812 saw a resurrection of old alliances. This time the Native American alliance would follow Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh . . . Map (db m173283) HM
5 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — A Strategic Location — Reported permanently removed
The British constructed Fort Miamis at the foot of the Maumee River rapids to challenge U.S. General Anthony Wayne and his Legionnaires marching through the Ohio country in 1794. Besides preventing a U.S. advance on British-controlled . . . Map (db m173270) HM
6 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Aftermath of War
Once assured the Western Confederacy was not returning, Wayne marched his troops within cannon range of Fort Miamis. To assert American presence, Wayne encamped there and sent a series of letters to British Major William Campbell. After three . . . Map (db m90969) HM
7 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Alliances — Main Battle Line
The Western Confederacy united three prominent Nations: the Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware, with additional members from other Nations. Chief Little Turtle of the Miami, Blue Jacket of the Shawnee and Buckongahelas of the Delaware were the primary . . . Map (db m93110) HM
8 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — American Faces — Americans
There were multiple noteworthy Americans at the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greenville. Perhaps you've heard of a few? William Henry Harrison Served under General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. . . . Map (db m91021) HM
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9 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers
In memory of all the American Indians who gave their lives at this place, including members of the following tribes. Chippewa           Ottawa Delaware           Potawatami Miami           Shawnee Mingo           Wyandot Dedicated August 20, 1994 . . . Map (db m85707) HM
10 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Archeology & Artifacts — Main Battle Line
In 1995, after years of research, Dr. G. Michael Pratt led an archeological survey on a field west of the floodplain previously believed to be the site of the battle. A successful dig turned up artifacts such as buckshot, rifle fragments and . . . Map (db m93178) HM
11 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 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   1795General Anthony . . . Map (db m89200) HM
12 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 46-48 — Battle of Fallen Timbers
The Battle of Fallen Timbers, fought on August 20, 1794, is one of the most significant events relating to post-Revolutionary War America. Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne led the Federal Army, known as The Legion of the United States against a . . . Map (db m54542) HM
13 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — British Betray Indian Allies — Reported permanently removed
After U.S. victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, the retreating American Indians fled to Fort Miamis. But the British troops - betraying earlier assurances - denied their Indian allies access to the fort. U.S. troops . . . Map (db m173269) HM
14 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C & O - Toledo Terminal / Center-Cupola Caboose No. 170
Built ca. 1925 Donated in 1973 by Melvin Bickel and moved by Company A, 983rd Battalion U.S. Army Corps of EngineersMap (db m172766) HM
15 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Caught Off Guard
To prepare for battle, warriors from the Western Confederacy followed a fasting ritual. An unexpected two-day wait, caused by General Wayne's construction of Camp Deposit, left the warriors famished and dehydrated. On the morning of the battle, . . . Map (db m90903) HM
16 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — City of Maumee
Boyhood home of 1951 Heisman Trophy Winner Dick Kazmaier and former residence of United States Chief Justice Morrison R WaiteMap (db m228546) HM
17 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Cottonwood — Populus deltoides
A large tree when mature; the bark is corky, thick, deeply furrowed with sharp, interlacing ridges. It is often regarded as the fastest growing tree species native to the United States. Legend has that Native Americans discovered the tepee design by . . . Map (db m228530) HM
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18 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Cover and Camouflage — August 20, 1794 —
The natural land features and geography of the land played a major role in determining the battle strategy for both forces. This, combined with the thick forests and downed timber, caused by a tornado, was a landscape that favored the Western . . . Map (db m90927) HM
19 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C27 — Dudley's Massacre — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m18774) HM
20 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Early American Defeats
Feeling confident after defeating the British in the Revolutionary War, the U.S. stood little chance of success against the better ordered Western Confederacy forces. As a result the well-organized natives led by Little Turtle and Blue Jacket . . . Map (db m90318) HM
21 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fallen Timbers
Resentment by the Indians against white encroachment reached a peck in the 1790’s. Encouraged by the British, they began to raid settlements. Two poorly organized American military campaigns, led by General Josiah Harmar in 1790 and Governor Arthur . . . Map (db m165801) HM
22 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial — In Memoriam
On the Battlefield of Fallen Timbers, in unmarked graves, rest the brave soldiers of General Anthony Wayne's Legion of the United States and the Kentucky Volunteers, who were killed on August 20, 1794, in the victorious conflict with the Indians and . . . Map (db m181774) HM
23 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battle Monument
(Front) The Greenville Treaty To General Anthony Wayne who organized the “Legion of the United States” by order of President Washington and defeated Chief Little Turtle’s warriors here at Fallen Timbers August 20, 1794. . . . Map (db m8175) HM
24 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C — Fallen Timbers Battlefield — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Reported missing
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25 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site
This park commemorates battles and treaties with the British and American Indians that led to the westward expansion of the United States and statehood for Ohio. In the 1790s, residents of the newly formed United States were starting to . . . Map (db m65093) HM
26 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fighting Forces
Following the disastrous defeats of U.S. Generals Harmar and St. Clair by the Western Confederacy, President George Washington recalled Anthony Wayne from retirement to lead a new U.S. fighting force. Over the course of two years, General Wayne . . . Map (db m90901) HM
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27 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 4-48 — First Presbyterian Church — Ohio Historical Marker
This congregation was organized January 9, 1820 by 11 charter members. In 1837 the structure was completed on land reserved for religious purposes on the first Maumee plat. A British gun battery stood on the site in the War of 1812. Additions to the . . . Map (db m18772) HM
28 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fort Miamis — A British Outpost — Reported permanently removed
British Troops constructed Fort Miamis on the banks of the Maumee River between April and August of 1794 with the help of local American Indians. Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply . . . Map (db m173268) HM
29 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fort Miamis — Anthony Wayne Parkway — Reported permanently removed
On this site in 1794, the British built Fort Miamis to block Gen. Anthony Wayne's expected march on Detroit. Its strategic location commanded both the land and water routes in the Maumee Valley. The post, constructed after the manner of the noted . . . Map (db m236317) HM
30 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fort Miamis Connection — Fort Miamis
As allies, the British government supported the Western Confederacy with supplies but did not authorize soldiers to assist in battle. For the British, the garrison at Fort Miamis was strictly a defensive barrier to Wayne's march northward. The . . . Map (db m93177) HM
31 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Fort Miamis During the War of 1812 — Reported permanently removed
In the spring of 1813, British troops returned to the site of Fort Miamis to again ally with a determined American Indian Confederacy struggling to expel American settlers from their homeland. The British successfully landed troops and artillery . . . Map (db m173272) HM
32 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — G.A.R. Civil War Monument
Chas. B. Mitchell Post No 84 Grand Army Of The Republic Erected June 27, 1883, In memory of the heroes of the War of 1861.Map (db m175495) WM
33 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Gilbert-Flanigan Farmhouse
Greek Revival Ohio Saltbox Built 1841 Home of Minnie Flanigan of Springfield Twp.Map (db m172765) HM
34 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Good Work Pays Off
Named for the Miami and Erie Canal's 'side cut' to Maumee City this canal land, later abandoned, became the first Metropark. Opened during the Great Depression, Side Cut Metropark's landscape is dotted with remnants of work done by 500 men . . . Map (db m173279) HM
35 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Greek Revival Townhouse — C. 1840's
Originally located in Maumee on Wayne/Gibbs St. Donated by Mr.& Mrs. Charles ReynoldsMap (db m172761) HM
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36 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Historic Buildings in the City of Maumee
Bricks used to frame this plaque were obtained from historic buildings in the City of Maumee. The City of Maumee likes to recognize the historic buildings it has or has lost. It has two historic districts, the Maumee Historic District and the . . . Map (db m228541) HM
37 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 2-48 — House of Four Pillars — Ohio Historical Marker
Theodore Dreiser wrote in 1900 his famous novel, Sister Carrie, in this house. It was built in 1835 and altered to Greek Revival Style in 1844. Dreiser acquired it in 1899. The house possesses most of the features typical of the American . . . Map (db m25878) HM
38 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C — Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Reported missing
. . . Map (db m26401) HM
39 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location — Fort Miamis
Letters from 1794

From Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society Vol. XXIV. Page 658-659. LT. GOV. J. G. SIMCOE TO LORD DORCHESTER. Extracts from Lieut Governor Simcoe's letter to Lord Dorchester, dated Navy Hall Upper Canada, . . . Map (db m170992) HM
40 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Locking in Commerce
Before super highways, Ohio had the Miami and Erie Canal. Running from Toledo to Cincinnati, it included 106 locks which allowed canal boats to move through many elevation changes. The first six of these locks were built for the bustling . . . Map (db m173280) HM
41 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Log House — C. 1850
Originally Located in Maumee on Wabash-Erie Canal Dedicated to Docents Alta Richardson and Eleanor Crosby Donated by Wayne PfleghaarMap (db m172763) HM
42 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 52-48 — Lucas County Children's Home — Ohio Historical Marker —
For nearly a century, this 98-acre site was occupied by an orphanage that, over the years, cared for several thousand destitute children. Founded in nearby Toledo in 1867 as the Protestant Orphan's Home, the orphanage became the Lucas County . . . Map (db m94699) HM
43 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Map of Maumee Uptown Commercial District
American House This establishment grew up with Maumee from the earliest years Originally but in 1832, it was home to travelers and hosted countless balls, plays and banquets units demise in the late 1900s. A gas station, (etc.) subsequently . . . Map (db m228540) HM
44 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Maumee City
Maumee City played a vital role in the formative years of the American experience. Fort Miamis, the oldest fortification in Ohio, was constructed in 1680 at the future site of the city. Over 150 years later, the re-built fort housed . . . Map (db m173205) HM
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45 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Maumee Honor Roll
Honor Roll In loving memory of our war dead World Wars I-II World War I Pvt. William Charter • Sgt. Charles E. Doyle • Pvt. Paul D. Cone • Pvt. Henry Austin World War II Major Frank George Aigrisse • Pfc. Paul . . . Map (db m175492) WM
46 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Maumee River Rapids
The Maumee River Rapids, made of exposed limestone bedrock, is an alvar, a habitat found only in Europe and here in the Great Lakes region. Alvars are rocky ledges with cycles of flooding and seasonal low water. Plants and animals live on the . . . Map (db m197335)
47 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 30-48 — Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons
On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles . . . Map (db m67523) HM
48 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Ohio Buckeye — Aesculus glabra
This is a small to medium sized tree with a dense, oval to round form branching quite low. It is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring. Indians named the fruit of this tree "buckeye" because it is dark brown with a large gray spot that . . . Map (db m228531) HM
49 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Ohio Historical Flood Marker
Historical Flood Mark ↔ March 1913 Map (db m195383) HM
50 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Old Fort, New Battle
In 1813, Indians led by Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh and British troops from Fort Miamis attacked U.S. Fort Meigs, located across the river near what is now Perrysburg. General William Henry Harrison's soldiers defended these attacks and later . . . Map (db m173285) HM
51 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Partners in Preservation — The Battlefield
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic site exists for the benefit and education of the public thanks to the dedication of preservationists across the country. Metroparks of the Toledo Area owns and protects Fort Miamis and . . . Map (db m93181) HM
52 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Pecan — Carya illinoensis
A large wild and planted tree up to 120 feet in height that produces pecan nuts; it grows in moist, loamy soils and in mixed hardwood forests. The wood is used for furniture, flooring, veneer, and charcoal. The word pecan is of Algonquian Indian . . . Map (db m228536) HM
53 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Ready, Aim, Fire!
The Legion of 2,000 combatants was organized into four sub-legions, each containing companies of infantry, light infantry, riflemen and dragoons. Split into three columns the legion's left flank held the 2nd and 4th sub-legions, while the right . . . Map (db m90938) HM
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54 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Rotary International (1905-2005) / Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion Dedicated July 2, 2005
Rotary International (1905-2005) Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service. encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace . . . Map (db m173204) HM
55 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Running a Gauntlet — Reported permanently removed
Desperate to break the British and American Indian siege of Fort Meigs, General William Henry Harrison ordered 800 Kentucky Militia under Colonel William Dudley to cross the Maumee River and destroy the British batteries. After seizing the . . . Map (db m173271) HM
56 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Running A Gauntlet
On May 5, 1813, Colonel William Dudley and 800 Kentucky Militia crossed the Maumee River where they successfully disabled the British cannons firing on Fort Meigs. Colonel Dudley died during the raid. The rest of the Militia ignored orders . . . Map (db m173284) HM
57 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Side Cut Locks — Reported permanently removed
The Side Cut section of the Miami and Erie Canal was completed in 1842 to provide a water connection from the canal down to the river at Maumee. It was two miles long with six limestone locks. Canal locks acted like elevators to raise and . . . Map (db m173273) HM
58 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Side Cut's Left Over Locks
Construction of roads and other landscape changes have meant the disappearance of much of the canal system. Remnants such as locks can be seen throughout our Metropark system.Map (db m173281) HM
59 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — C — Site of Fort Miami — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Reported missing
. . . Map (db m76958) HM
60 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Battle Begins — Ravine — August 20, 1794 —
Wayne's advance units of scouts and militia collided with the Native Confederacy's position in the dense forest. In a fierce fight, the U.S. forces were driven back to the main columns of the Legion. Under the cover provided by the advance . . . Map (db m90935) HM
61 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Battle Ends — Kentucky Militia
The Western Alliance faced a more formidable foe at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Although losses were equal on both sides, rumors of eight slain chiefs discouraged the Western Confederacy. They retreated to where Swan Creek meets the Maumee River. . . . Map (db m90967) HM
62 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Formidable Fort Miamis
Built between April and August of 1794 by British troops, Fort Miamis featured four bastions, a river battery, barracks, officers' quarters, supply buildings and repair shops. The outpost housed over 130 British troops. Fourteen cannons . . . Map (db m173282) HM
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63 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Great Depression — Reported permanently removed
During the Great Depression, over 300 companies closed in Toledo, and 50% unemployment plagued the city. Federal work programs like the WPA and CCC employed thousands of Americans during this time of hardship. In Toledo, these men built the . . . Map (db m173206) HM
64 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Great Trail
This Tablet Marks the Path Made previous to the French and Indian War By the Indians Who called it THE GREAT TRAIL It extended from Detroit to Pittsburg and was used by the French and British and by General Harrison in 1812. . . . Map (db m21882) HM
65 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — The Indian Wars — 1790 - 1795 — Anthony Wayne Parkway — Reported permanently removed
When American Pioneers attempted to settle the area north and west of the Ohio River, following the Ordinance of 1787, the Indians aided by the British in Canada, fought valiantly and fiercely for their homes in the Ohio Country. It required the . . . Map (db m173267) HM
66 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 3-48 — The Old Plantation
Levi Beebe built in 1836 this structure then known as the Commercial Building housing stores, bank, and post office. During the canal era, the building was a stagecoach stop and social center for Maumee, the Lucas County seat until 1853. Later the . . . Map (db m27013) HM
67 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — A84 — to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Hull-Winchester Marches — Reported missing
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Hull-Winchester Marches 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - 5 Miles to Hull's Crossing Text on South Side : . . . Map (db m93522) HM
68 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Treaty of Greenville
In the summer of 1795, General Wayne and representatives of the Western Confederacy gathered at Fort Greenville in Ohio to negotiate a peace treaty. After a long winter with few supplies, deep distrust of the British and minimal shelter, the . . . Map (db m90998) HM
69 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Turkey Foot Rock
Lower marker On this rock according to tradition, Chief Turkey Foot of the Ottawa Indians rallied his warriors during the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Here he was killed and for many years tribesmen made offerings of tobacco on the rock to . . . Map (db m19572) HM
70 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — U. S. Constitution Bicentennial Tree
This tree planted in honor of the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution by the Wolcott House Museum GuildMap (db m200563) HM
71 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Unfair Negotiations — Treaty of Paris, 1783
After the American Revolution, the arrival of more settlers to the Ohio Country threatened the fragile peace between Native Nations, the British and the United States. Land boundaries were set between the British and the U.S. at the Treaty of . . . Map (db m90303) HM
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72 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — Why Fight Here?
The Maumee River Valley nurtured a hunter-gatherer life and later farming communities for thousands of Native Americans. The valley also attracted the French, British and American settlers because of navigable waterways and the fur trade. . . . Map (db m90299) HM
73 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee — 5-48 — Wolcott House
This federal style house was built in 1827 by James A. Wolcott who migrated to Ohio in 1818 from Connecticut. Of distinguished parentage, Wolcott was a leading merchant, shipbuilder, judge and politician. Here he and his wife, Mary Wells, daughter . . . Map (db m27023) HM
74 Ohio, Lucas County, Maumee, Monclova Township — Monclova Soldiers' Monument
Monclova Alfred O. Gunn Co. I. 14 Regt. O.V.I. Died at Lexington KY. Nov. 29 1861 Aged 24 ys. 11 mos. 29 days. Leonard H. Gunn Co. I. 14 Regt. O.V.I. Died at Lexington KY. Nov. 24, 1861 Aged 21 ys. 2 ms. 8 days. . . . Map (db m175157) WM
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