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Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Historical Markers

In 1930 the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission designated the location of a number of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 markers along the roadways that existed from near Toledo to Cincinnati as parts of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail network.
 
Fort St. Marys / Fort Barbee / Girty Town Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
Fort St. Marys / Fort Barbee / Girty Town Marker
Ohio (Auglaize County), St. Marys — C18 — Fort St. Marys / Fort Barbee / Girty Town — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m29605) HM
Ohio (Brown County), Russellville — B — Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail $50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489 — Map (db m137356) HM
Ohio (Butler County), Hamilton — C9 — Fort Hamilton
Built by General St. Clair in 1791, on his campaign against the Indians. It was enlarged in 1792 and used by General Wayne in 1793, on his march to Fallen Timbers. — Map (db m30661) HM
Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — C22 — Hull's Headquarters
Here, Gen. William Hull largely recruited his army for his campaign against the British at Detroit, in the War of 1812. — Map (db m13821) HM
Ohio (Champaign County), Urbana — C22X — Simon Kenton — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1755 - Simon Kenton - 1836 »»«« In Oakland Cemetery, one mile east,is the grave and monument of Simon Kenton, pioneer, soldier, Indian scout. Also, "The Indian Hunter," by J.Q.A.Ward, noted sculptor and native of . . . — Map (db m44106) HM
Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — Battle of Piqua — August 8, 1780
Within this park and immediate vicinity, former site of the Shawnee Indian Village of Piqua. The Shawnees and their British Allies were defeated by General George Rogers Clark with his army of Kentucky Frontiersmen. This battle greatly advanced the . . . — Map (db m35295) HM
Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — C — Kenton's Stockade — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Near here, at the forks of the Mad River, in 1799 Simon Kenton and other Kentuckians erected the first American Stockade in the Mad River Valley. — Map (db m137376) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Fort Jefferson — C — Fort Jefferson — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Jefferson The most advanced post established by General St. Clair on his campaign against the Northwestern Indian Tribes in 1791. — Map (db m138773) HM
Ohio (Darke County), Greenville — C15 — Fort Greene-Ville — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Greene-Ville »»«« The largest pioneer fort in Ohio, built in 1793, by General Anthony Wayne. Here, August 5, 1795, the Treaty was signed by which much of present Ohio was opened to White . . . — Map (db m19878) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C — Abatis and Camp — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — A95 — Fort Defiance — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Wayne-Harrison-Winchester-Clay-Bird Marches —
. . . — Map (db m29662) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — A96 — Fort Winchester — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Wayne-Harrison-Winchester-Clay-Bird Marches —
. . . — Map (db m18671) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C32 — Fort Winchester — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m18717) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — C322 — Pontiac Birthplace — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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
Ohio (Delaware County), Delaware — C — Pluggy's Town — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m93688) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — C — Headquarters of General William H. Harrison — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m93669) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Oldtown — Kenton's Gantlet [Gauntlet]
Here, between the site of the old Shawnee Council House and the hill to the south, Simon Kenton, in 1778, successfully ran an Indian Gantlet, 158 rods - almost one half mile - long. — Map (db m14071) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Oldtown — C1 — Site of Old Chillicothe
The famous Shawnee Village destroyed four times by pioneer forces. It remained Ohio's leading Indian Town until 1807. On the rise to the west stood the bark Council House. — Map (db m14065) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), Cincinnati — C62 — Ohio Military Trails — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Approximately at this point two Ohio military trails branched. Reading Road fol- lows the marches of Bowman, Clark, Harmar, Harrison, Clay and Shelby, 1779 - 1812. Central Parkway follows the route of St. Clair and Wayne, . . . — Map (db m43955) HM
Ohio (Hamilton County), North Bend — C — Miami Fort / Fort Finney — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m138782) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), Williamstown — C — Fort Necessity — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
7/8 mile west – site of Fort Necessity Erected in 1812 by Hull’s army on its march north- ward from Fort McArthur, when incessant rains and mud made further advance impossible. — Map (db m136824) HM
Ohio (Hardin County), Kenton — C35 — Fort McArthur — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m18383) HM
Ohio (Hardin County), Kenton — C — Knight's Escape — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136822) HM
Ohio (Henry County), Florida — C — Girty's Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Girty's Island »»«« Named for George Girty, renegade brother of Simon Girty. This was his hiding place between various treach- erous expeditions. — Map (db m136576) HM
Ohio (Highland County), Highland — B — Kenton and Tecumseh Directional Marker — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
$50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489 — Map (db m137352) HM
Ohio (Logan County), Bellefontaine — C364 — Blue Jacket Town — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m19800) HM
Ohio (Logan County), West Liberty — C — Mac-O-Chee Towns — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136689) HM
Ohio (Logan County), Zanesfield — C — Kenton's Farm — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136710) HM
Ohio (Logan County), Zanesfield — C36 — Wapatomica — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m19807) HM
Ohio (Logan County), Zanesfield — C362 — Zanesfield — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
[South side of marker]: Zanesfield »»«« Once a Wyandot village and home of Chief Tarhe, whose daughter, Myeerah, Isaac Zane married here about 1776, and thus established the home of the first white man . . . — Map (db m19801) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C27 — Dudley's Massacre — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m18774) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Fallen Timbers Battlefield — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m76985) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m26401) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — C — Site of Fort Miami — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m76958) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Maumee — A84 — to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Hull-Winchester Marches —
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
Ohio (Lucas County), Toledo — A86 — Michigan - Ohio State Line — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Hull-Winchester Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Hull-Winchester Marches 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - MichiganOhio State Line Text on South Side : . . . — Map (db m93602) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Waterville — C — Site of Fort Deposit / Roche de Boeuf — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m93227) HM
Ohio (Marion County), Waldo — C55 — Fort Morrow — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort Morrow »»«« A stockade fort built by Captain Taylor about 1812 and a place of common refuge for the pioneers during many Indian attacks. — Map (db m30073) HM
Ohio (Mercer County), Fort Recovery — C150 — St. Clair's Defeat / Fort Recovery — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m19845) HM
Ohio (Mercer County), Mendon — C — Fort Adams — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of Fort Adams One-fourth mile east. Built by General Wayne In August 1794. A deserter from this fort warned the Indians of the American approach. — Map (db m136595) HM
Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — C — Fort Pickawillany — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136623) HM
Ohio (Miami County), Piqua — C — Indian Agency House — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136619) HM
Ohio (Montgomery County), Dayton — C5 — Hull's Rendezvous
Here, where the Shawnees were defeated by Clark's 1782 expedition, Dayton was founded, in 1796. Hull's army and other War of 1812 troops were mobilized at this point. — Map (db m36365) HM
Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — C47 — End of Harrison's Trail In Ohio - War of 1812 — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m18174) HM
Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — C — Charloe — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Charloe »»«« From this point, known as the “Upper Delaware Town,” Wayne destroyed the Indians' abundant crops, which skirted the Auglaize all the way to Fort Defiance. — Map (db m136582) HM
Ohio (Paulding County), Charloe — C — Fort Brown — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
1000 feet east – site of Fort Brown Erected in the War of 1812 by a contingent of Harrison’s army and commanded by Colonel Brown. — Map (db m136590) HM
Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C10 — Fort St. Clair — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort St. Clair One mile west Erected in 1791-92, by order of General James Wilkinson. Here, on November 6th, 1792, Major John Adair's Kentucky Volunteers were attacked by Little Turtle. — Map (db m138808) HM
Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Fort St. Clair — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Fort St. Clair Site of one of St. Clair's line of fortifications. 1791-1792 Now an Ohio State Park. — Map (db m138827) HM
Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Forty Foot-Pitch — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m138829) HM
Ohio (Preble County), Eaton — C — Ludlow Springs — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m138834) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottoville — C — Fort Jennings — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
3 miles east – site of Fort Jennings Built by Colonel William Jennings in 1812, as one of the posts along General Harrison’s march to the confluence of the Auglaize and the Maumee. — Map (db m136591) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C44 — Brady's Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m20568) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C — Fort Stephenson — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
2 blocks south - site of Fort Stephenson Here, in 1813, Major Croghan with only 160 men and the cannon, "Old Betsy," heroically defended the fort against over 2800 British and Indians. — Map (db m135741) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C42 — Great Gathering Place — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m135707) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C43 — Indian Gantlet and Race Course — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Indian Gantlet and Race Course »»«« From the present State Street to the railroad bridge was a famous Indian race track and gantlet run by captives. James Whittaker ran it so well that he was adopted and given . . . — Map (db m31692) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C — Pontiac Conspiracy — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of camps during the Pontiac Conspiracy Here Bradstreet's British expedition camped in 1764. Also the farthest point west reached by colonial forces under command of Israel Putnam. — Map (db m135756) HM
Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C45 — Whittaker's Reserve — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m31720) HM
Ohio (Seneca County), Fort Seneca — A1340 — to Brady's Island / to Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Shelby Marches —
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison • Shelby Marches • 1813 - - - - - 12 Miles to Brady's Island Text on North Side : Harrison • Shelby Marches . . . — Map (db m20577) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Fort Loramie — C — Loramie's Store 1769 & Fort Loramie 1794 — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136601) HM
Ohio (Shelby County), Fort Loramie — C — Pioneer Portage — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Pioneer Portage Here, at the headwaters of the Miami, St. Mary’s and Auglaize Rivers, was the only land travel necessary in early days between the Lakes and the Ohio River. — Map (db m136611) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — C — Wayne's Strategy — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136592) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Bowling Green — C — General Hull's Trail — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Through the forest to the east may still be seen the original trail of Hull’s army in June 1812, enroute to Detroit. Some of the corduroy timbers are still buried along the route. — Map (db m137357) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Otsego — C608 — Maumee Indian Mission — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m25870) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — C — Clay's Landing — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m94017) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — B — Fort Meigs Directional Marker — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
$50 Fine or 10 days imprison- ment or both for defacing this marker Ohio State General Code Section 12489 — Map (db m135814) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A125 — to Brady's Island / to Fort Miami — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on West Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - - 28 Miles to Brady's Island Text on East Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - . . . — Map (db m93477) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A122 — to Dudley's Massacre / to Portage Stockade — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison-Hull-Tupper 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - 6 Miles to Dudley's Massacre Text on North Side : . . . — Map (db m93456) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A123 — to Fort Meigs / to Fort Meigs — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison-Hull-Tupper 1812 • Marches • 1813 - - - - - ½ Mile to Fort Meigs <———— Text on North . . . — Map (db m93521) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A124 — to Fort Stephenson / to Fort Meigs — Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March 1813 —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on East Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - ½ Mile to Fort Meigs Text on West Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - . . . — Map (db m76976) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Perrysburg — A126 — to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on West Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - - - - 25 Miles to Whittaker's Reserve Text on East Side : Harrison's March • 1813 - - . . . — Map (db m93495) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Portage — C — Portage Stockade — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m37849) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Crawford — C52 — Burning of Crawford — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Burning of Crawford »»«« One-half mile northeast, June 11, 1782, the Indians burned Colonel William Crawford at the stake, in revenge for massacre of the Christian Moravian Indians by William- son's earlier . . . — Map (db m20362) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Lovell — A140 — to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trailh — Harrison's March —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 2 Mile to Crawford's Burning Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - . . . — Map (db m93691) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C — Battle Island — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m93867) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — C481 — Fort Ferree — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m18086) HM
Ohio (Wyandot County), Upper Sandusky — A147 — to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree — Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Harrison's March 1813 —
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail Text on North Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - 24 Miles to Fort Morrow Text on South Side : Harrison's March - 1813 - - - - - . . . — Map (db m94531) HM

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