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Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison Historical Markers
By William Fischer, Jr.
United States Commanders in Chief Markers
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context]
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — — Map (db m92384) HM WM|
In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free Black man and professional musician, was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave while visiting Washington, DC to attend the funeral of President William Henry Harrison. Eventually, Northup regained his freedom . . . — — Map (db m129923) HM|
| Oregon Trail Memorial
Caribou County 4H Builders Club
In honor of William Henry Harrison of Massachusetts who lost his life on the Oregon Trail about 1850.
Erected by his niece Mrs. Alura F. . . . — — Map (db m106732) HM|
|Spoke in the oak grove of General William Pickering north of here in the presidential campaign of 1840. He was stumping southern Illinois as a Whig elector for General William Henry Harrison in the Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Campaign. In 1861 . . . — — Map (db m154578) HM|
|The western boundary of the Vincennes Tract passed through this point. The line extended south-southwest thirty-nine miles from present-day Crawford through Lawrence, Wabash, and Edwards counties in Illinois. The Vincennes Tract was seventy-two . . . — — Map (db m98964) HM|
| The City of Decatur was chosen as the site for the 1860 Republican State Convention with Abraham Lincoln as the most prominent Republican present. As the convention delegates were beginning to take their first, formal balloting, Richard . . . — — Map (db m56912) HM|
|Lincoln made frequent legal and political trips to Alton putting him in the heart of Alton history.
For nearly twenty-five years before becoming president, Lincoln was a general practice attorney, representing clients in a variety of civil . . . — — Map (db m133290) HM|
|John Jacob Hays was born in New York circa 1770. His family emigrated to North America from the Netherlands in 1720. The Hays family belongs to Congregation Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish Congregation in the United States.
John Jacob Hays . . . — — Map (db m140422) HM|
|The treaty between Harrison and the Indians signed on this spot, 1809. — — Map (db m131293) HM|
| The Last Two American Forts
In 1798, Col. Thomas Hunt began construction on this site of the second American fort at the Three Rivers. this fort, which was completed in 1800, replaced the first, hastily built one erected nearby to the . . . — — Map (db m21219) HM|
The town was laid out by Mathias Whetstone in 1830, and named for General James Dill, soldier in the War of 1812, first county recorder, a member of the Indiana 1816 Constitutional Convention, military associate and friend of Generals William . . . — — Map (db m45884) HM|
|Formed by proclamation of Indiana Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison March 7, 1803. Named in honor of Major General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War.
The third county to be formed, it was originally much larger. Its present boundaries . . . — — Map (db m22103) HM|
1801 Licensed to trade with the Indians in pelts.
1808 Established here a fur trading post.
1812 Interpreter and guide for Gen. William Henry Harrison prior to and during The War of 1812.
1813 Founded . . . — — Map (db m152032) HM|
|John Conner (1775~1826) FOUNDER OF CONNERSVILLE, March 4, 1813; Scout and Indian Interpreter for General William Henry Harrison; Treaty maker for the 12 Mile Purchase 1809; Indiana State Senator 1815 - 1822; First Sheriff of Fayette County 1819; . . . — — Map (db m152028) HM|
|This plaque marks the western border of the twelve mile cession negotiated by Governor William Henry Harrison with the Miami, Potawatomi, and Delawares, Treaty of Fort Wayne, September 30, 1809. — — Map (db m44770) HM|
|On Dec. 17, 1812, Lt. Colonel John B. Campbell with 600 mounted troops arrived at this site under orders to destroy the Miami Indian Villages along the Mississinewa River from here to the present site of Peru.
The destruction of the village on . . . — — Map (db m1512) HM|
| Plaque A At the dawn of the 1800’s,
Territorial Governor William Henry
Harrison rode horseback through
this valley and grew to admire the
serenity of its hills and streams,
and the intrepid determination of
its pioneer settlers. A . . . — — Map (db m137575) HM|
|Oldest continuous County Fair existing in Indiana. First fair held Sept. 11 - 14, 1860. Citizens met jan. 1860, organized Harrison County Agricultural Society, adopted constitution which with amendments governs yet today. Ground purchased Mar. 1860 . . . — — Map (db m9634) HM|
Territorial Governor, William Henry Harrison, in a treaty with Indians held at Vincennes, secured lands which for the first time opened the entire north bank of the Ohio River for settlement. — — Map (db m45881) HM|
Built 1803 - 1804
William Henry Harrison
Governor Indiana Territory 1800 - 1812
President of the United States 1840
Mansion owned and restored by
Francis Vigo Chapter
Daughters of the . . . — — Map (db m23255) HM|
The great Shawnee leader lives on as a symbol of Native pride and pan-Indian identity. In the years 1810 and 1811 Tecumseh defended the rights of his people in meetings in Vincennes with William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory. . . . — — Map (db m61831) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m23284) HM|
|On July 4, 1800, the western part of the
Northwest Territory became the Indiana Territory.
It covered land that would eventually be included
in the present states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Vincennes, on the . . . — — Map (db m23266) HM|
| Marker Plaque Vincennes University was founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy by William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and Chartered by the Indiana Territorial Legislature in 1806. The columns of this gateway served as the . . . — — Map (db m23276) HM|
|Harrison became Governor of Indiana Territory 1800; he administered government of District of Louisiana 1804-1805. In Vincennes, he served as a contact during the expedition; surviving records document his support and his involvement in decisions . . . — — Map (db m23251) HM|
|The Shawnee orator, diplomat and warrior was born near present-day Dayton, Ohio, in 1768. Tecumseh strove to bond the scattered Native American peoples into a united opposition to white encroachment upon their ancestral lands. In 1791 he joined . . . — — Map (db m132830) HM|
The grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was born Aug. 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio. The 23rd President of the United States graduated Miami University (Ohio) before opening a law office in Indianapolis in 1854. . . . — — Map (db m132831) HM|
| Left Plaque
Posey County History
The first recorded white man to come to Posey County was Tom Jones in 1794. Posey County was named in honor of Thomas Posey. Governor of the Indiana Territory at the time it was created on Sept. 7, . . . — — Map (db m48215) HM|
|Runs northwest-southeast through this point. On September 30, 1809, Indiana Territorial Governor, William Henry Harrison, obtained for the United States almost three million acres from the Potawatomi, Delaware and Miami tribes. — — Map (db m18880) HM|
|A network of anti-slavery leaders involved families of Isaac Levi, a Revolutionary War veteran. He came to Claytown (Osgood) in 1832 from Vevay where he apparently was part of the Underground Railroad; his brother-in-law, John Ewing of Ohio . . . — — Map (db m45940) HM|
|Here, on this site, military forces commanded by General William Henry Harrison, engaged in battle with the Indians of the Wabash country led by The Prophet, brother of the great Indian leader, Tecumseh. This battle destroyed forever the hope of . . . — — Map (db m36205) HM|
| Panel One
Men engaged. 910.
General Wm. Henry Harrison Commanding attacked at 4: O’Clock A. M. Indian forces led by Prophet. Number engaged about the same as Americans
Loss. Americans. Killed 37.
“ . . . — — Map (db m36233) HM|
|Used by Indian tribes and often traveled by Chief Tecumseh prior to defeat of his warriors by Gen. William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811. — — Map (db m34920) HM|
|This stone marks the site, and commemorates the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Heroic Defense, of Fort Harrison by a small body of United States Soldiers, assisted by the settlers against the Indians.
September 4, 1812
The . . . — — Map (db m58391) HM|
|Built by Gov. Harrison, Oct., 1811, enroute to Tippecanoe to disperse the Indians at Prophet's Town.
Capt. Zachary Taylor defended the Fort against a savage Indian attack, Sept., 1812.
De-activated in 1822. — — Map (db m19796) HM|
|In the early 1820's, the northern half of Indiana had very little white settlement.
The Miami and Potawatomie Indians had suffered serious defeats at the hands of General Anthony Wayne along the Maumee River (1794) and William Henry Harrison at . . . — — Map (db m76568) HM|
| Indian Boundary Line
Twelve Mile Purchase
from the Indians by the
Fort Wayne Treaty
in 1809 by
Gov. William Henry Harrison
Placed by the
National Old Trails Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution . . . — — Map (db m120639) HM|
|After General William Henry Harrison relieved Fort Wayne, he ordered Colonel James Simrall in September 1812 to prevent further Miami Indian attacks in the area. The Miamis fled as troops destroyed villages, crops, and supplies along Eel River; . . . — — Map (db m1335) HM|
| Delaware, 1st State
December 7, 1787
1609 • Henry Hudson visited Delaware Bay
1638 • Swedish colonists established Fort Christina, Delaware's first permanent settlement, and founded the colony of New Sweden
1655 • Dutch captured New . . . — — Map (db m47214) HM|
The General and Statesman
Isaac Shelby’s military decisions at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1779 secured a critical victory for America during the Revolutionary War. Before war’s end, Shelby had also served in the North Carolina . . . — — Map (db m120217) HM|
|For Capt. Spear Spencer, Kentucky "Corn Stalk" Militia, 1792-1801. With St. Clair and Wayne Indian campaigns. Captain of Militia of Harrison Co., Ind., 1809. Formed Spencer's "Yellow Jackets", joined Gen. Wm. Henry Harrison's command in Tippecanoe . . . — — Map (db m136832) HM|
|Abraham Lincoln's only political speech in his native state, here, 1840, at age 31. An elector from Illinois, he campaigned for Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. From Shawneetown, across river, Lincoln led parade. Young ladies rode . . . — — Map (db m123604) HM|
|Through the efforts of the Canton Improvement Association this old and densely populated ethnic neighborhood was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The two-story red brick row houses are especially noteworthy for their hand . . . — — Map (db m2430) HM|
|In 1826, Jacob Engelbrecht moved to the house across the street near Carroll Creek. He began reporting on the National Road cavalcade that was going by his front door. His priceless diary recorded everything he saw. Travelers he observed included: . . . — — Map (db m2706) HM|
|Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . — — Map (db m135697) HM|
Spanning the Cassleman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners, and wheels of every type and description, the Cassleman River Bridge begins its third century on the National Road in Grantsville, Maryland. It is one of the . . . — — Map (db m135702) HM|
Gateway to the West
The overarching theme in the Heritage Area is Garrett County's relationship to the opening and development of America's western frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In fact Garrett County is . . . — — Map (db m98584) HM|
The National Road was the first Federally-funded road project authorized by Congress. A gateway to the western frontier, it began in Cumberland and extended to Vandalia, Illinois. Heavily used from the time it opened, it was America's first . . . — — Map (db m148826) HM|
|Huron Potawatomi Village
As early as 1825 large numbers of Potawatomi encamped at this location. One of the most prominent Huron Potatwatomi located here was Wabkezhik (Whapcazeek), who was wounded during the 1811 Battle of Tippicanoe Creek . . . — — Map (db m84726) HM|
|George DeBaptiste, a long-time Mason, and one of Detroit's most active and impassioned black community leaders, lived on this site during the 1850s and 60s. Born in Virginia about 1815, he moved to Madison, Indiana in 1838 and became involved in the . . . — — Map (db m14479) HM|
Land Before the Town
Prior to its settlement, American Indians used the area we now call Rocheport. The closeness to the river, fertile soils, both salt and freshwater springs, and the protection given by the huge bluffs, rock . . . — — Map (db m46345) HM|
|This old Inn/Tavern is one of the most historic landmarks in Fremont.
The first Poplin (now Fremont) Town Meeting was held here at Lovering's Inn on August 27, 1764, as were many other Town Meetings.
The towns' name was changed from Poplin . . . — — Map (db m115814) HM|
|Wallpack Township, formed in 1731 out of Hunterdon County, included the present townships of Montague, Sandyston and the former Pahaquarry.
The Delaware River forms the western boundary and the Old Mine Road, supposedly built by Dutch miners . . . — — Map (db m49024) HM|
After Gen. William Hull's surrender at Detroit early in the War of 1812, most of Michigan Territory came under British and Indian control. To prevent a possible invasion of Ohio, Gen. William Henry Harrison, commander of . . . — — Map (db m19826) HM|
|Side A: John Anderson Ward Farmstead
John Anderson Ward had this Federal style house constructed from 1823-1825 on land inherited from his father, Urbana's founder Colonel William Ward. The Colonel's will stipulated that a local mason . . . — — Map (db m13822) HM|
| [Mural is on both sides of brick walls on the northern end of town that lie on both sides of the street:]
Wellsville Revitalization Committee Picnic
Presbyterian Church, USA
525 Riverside Ave.
Founded April 5, 1831 . . . — — Map (db m156060) HM WM|
|Near this site Fort Huntington was erected by Captain Stanton Sholes' Company May, 1813.
On June 19, 1813, a part of the British flee appeared off the fort but was driven away by a storm and no attack made. General William Henry Harrison and staff . . . — — Map (db m17869) HM|
Signed near this location on
Aug. 3, 1795
Line Drawing of the Principal Figures
in the signing of the treaty
1. Anthony Wayne
2. Little Turtle • 3. William Wells
4. William Henry Harrison
5. William Clark • 6. Meriwether Lewis . . . — — Map (db m28801) HM|
| Side A: Tecumseh
One of the most influential Native Americans of the 19th century, Tecumseh was born in 1768 in the Pickaway settlements on the Mad River and raised by older siblings at Old Town. A prominent Shawnee war leader who vigorously . . . — — Map (db m28646) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m18717) HM|
|[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|
|[Front Side of Marker]: "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 . . . — — Map (db m28338) HM|
Site of Pioneer Tavern
William Henry Harrison
on the march from
Franklinton to Sandusky
February 1813 — — Map (db m155950) HM WM|
| Tunes played on fife and drum regulated a soldier's life in camp and
his actions on the battlefield. Heard over the roar of battle and through
the haze of smoke, fifes and drums - field music - communicated orders
to massed troops quickly. . . . — — Map (db m142587) HM|
“An Ohio Stagecoach Town from 1820-1873”
From its beginning in 1816, Sunbury was destined to be a stagecoach town. Anticipating large numbers of stagecoach travelers in Sunbury, the town's founder, Lawrence . . . — — Map (db m18304) HM|
| In 1812, fearing the outbreak of war with Great Britain and her
Indian allies, many settlers left the area, and local militia companies
began constructing blockhouses as places of refuge. Victims of Indian
attacks included Michael Gibbs, Daniel . . . — — Map (db m150452) HM|
| First Marker Weldon B. Cooke, Thomas W. Benoist, Reinhardt N. Asumus experimented in early aviation from this site 1912 - 1927.
Second Marker One of Sandusky Shipyard Sites
Sail and Steamboats were built 1864-1933
Among the . . . — — Map (db m90709) HM|
|Near this spot, June 21, 1813 was held a council between General William Henry Harrison and the Indians comprising Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees and Senecas with Tarhe the Crane as spokesman resulting in permanent peace with the Indians of Ohio. — — Map (db m59300) HM|
|Founded by Lucas Sullivant in 1797; the first settlement in the Scioto Valley north of Chillicothe and in Franklin County.
County Seat 1803-24
Annexed to Columbus 1870
[Attached to the building is a National Society of the United States . . . — — Map (db m13060) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m37812) HM|
| Central Ohio was home to Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. While we don't know what they called themselves, archaeologists call a group of the earliest peoples, “Mound Builders”. Their society left nearly 200 burial and . . . — — Map (db m30023) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m79007) HM WM|
“River Ohio so called by the Iroquois on account
of its beauty- descended by Sieur Robert de la Salle.”
Discovered by the French explorer LaSalle, about
1670 and claimed by him for Louis XIV of France.
Seized by the . . . — — Map (db m135159) HM|
| side A (south)
Harrison, later to become the ninth president of the United States,
was a strong supporter of the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal project
and a major subscriber of stock in the canal company. He sold
land from his North Bend . . . — — Map (db m78769) HM|
| Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born here on a farm established by his grandfather, William Henry Harrison. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Harrison read law in Cincinnati and then moved to Indianapolis to practice. He became active . . . — — Map (db m82635) HM|
| side A
Judge John Cleves Symmes of New Jersey
purchased a huge tract of land "between the Miamis"
(rivers) stretching from the Ohio River to the
Greenville Treaty Line that became known as the
Miami Purchase. Symmes helped found the . . . — — Map (db m82016) HM|
William Henry Harrison
February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841
ninth president of
the United States of America
to his son,
John Scott Harrison, Congressman
who reared his son
August 20, 1833 – . . . — — Map (db m78690) HM|
| William Henry Harrison Secretary of the Northwest Territory Delegate of the Northwest Territory to Congress Territorial Governor of Indiana Member of Congress from Ohio Ohio State Senator United States Senator from Ohio Minister to Colombia Ninth . . . — — Map (db m93185) HM|
|(Text same as Marker Title.)
(there are multiple other markers with text on this site) — — Map (db m78754) HM|
|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|
|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 at . . . — — Map (db m76878) HM|
|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 m76969) HM|
(Front):Peter Navarre 1790-1874
Considered the first citizen of the East Side, Peter Navarre, along with his brother Robert, first settled the land east of the Maumee River in 1807. A fur trader by profession, Navarre . . . — — Map (db m19555) HM|
On this site stood the home of Elisha and Polly Mygatt Whittlesey and their ten children. Also here was his law office and a records office that was moved in 1965 to Pioneer Village at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Already an attorney in . . . — — Map (db m65433) HM|
| Side A: The first road through Marion County followed the Scioto Trail of the Native Americans. This 120-foot wide strip through Wyandot territory led from Lower Sandusky (Fremont) to the Greenville Treaty Line. A confederation of Ohio tribes . . . — — Map (db m22923) HM|
| South Side
“Oubache’ was the French name for the Wabash – an Indian word meaning white. La Salle in 1669, was the first white man to explore this stream. Long it had been a link in a well- used route for red warriors and . . . — — Map (db m74353) HM|
|Anthony Shane, born Antoine Chene (meaning oak in French) sometime between 1760 and 1770 to a French Canadian father and Ottawa Indian mother, grew up among the Shawnee tribes on their lands in Ohio. He hunted and fished the St. Marys River with . . . — — Map (db m44018) HM|
|Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on July 4, 1837. The canal . . . — — Map (db m122871) HM|
|The Battle of Lake Erie
September 10, 1813
O.H. Perry............Commander............R.H. Barclay
9...............Vessels...............6 . . . — — Map (db m58544) HM|
|Fort Brown was built in 1812 by a "Col. Brown." Together with Fort Jennings and Fort Amanda to the south, and Fort Winchester to the north, it guarded the army supply route into the Maumee Valley. In 1813, Gen. Greene Clay's Kentucky Militia, . . . — — Map (db m18989) HM|
| One of a chain of posts built
along the Auglaize River by
General William Henry Harrison
in his campaigns against the
British and Indians in the
War of 1812.
Presented to the State of
Ohio in the Sesquicentennial
Year of Statehood. . . . — — Map (db m18954) HM|
|The present frame dwelling was built by Gen. Sheridan for his parents in 1859. Under the large oak tree near the house, William Henry Harrison, Corwin, Ewing and Hamer addressed political meetings before the Civil War. In the grove in front of the . . . — — Map (db m13095) HM|
|Regular and militia troops under General James Wilkinson built this supply post and defensive fortification in March 1792 in preparation for Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne's campaign against the Indians of the Northwest Territory, following . . . — — Map (db m19152) HM|
This mid-19th-century structure, built in the Federal style with Italianate detail added later, was once owned by town pioneer and merchant Cornelius Van Ausdal. It was later the home of his daughter Lucinda, her husband Joseph Donohoe, and . . . — — Map (db m107651) HM|
|Situated on land owned by Thomas Worthington, Camp Bull was a stockade constructed in this vicinity to confine British prisoners of war during the War of 1812. When Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie on September . . . — — Map (db m14631) HM|
|Major Ball’s Squadron 2nd Light Dragoons U.S. Army while escorting Col. Wells 17th U.S. Infantry from Major General Harrison’s headquarters at Fort Seneca to relieve Major Croghan of the command of Fort Stephenson for alleged insubordination in . . . — — Map (db m17967) HM|
|On the Indian trail leading from the headquarters of Major General Harrison at Fort Seneca on the Sandusky River to Fort Meigs on the Maumee River. — — Map (db m141384) HM|
|Near this spot an old footpath bypassed the lower rapids of the Sandusky River from midtown Fremont south to Tindall Bridge. Along this trail Indian portaged their canoes around swift rapids. This was the Old Sandusky-Scioto Trail, an ancient . . . — — Map (db m18189) HM|
|Spiegel Grove was purchased in 1845 by Rutherford B. Hayes’s uncle Sardis Birehard. He named it for the reflecting pools of water which collect after a rainfall. “Spiegel” is the German word for mirror.
Birehard completed the . . . — — Map (db m100714) HM|
|This tablet marks the site of Fort Seneca built in July 1813 by Major General William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812 with Great Britain; and also marks the military road known as the "Harrison Trail" blazed through the forest in 1812 by . . . — — Map (db m21948) HM|
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