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Abatis and Camp Marker image, Touch for more information
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
Abatis and Camp Marker
Ohio (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
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe
On East River Drive 0.2 miles east of North Clinton Street.
. . . — Map (db m28449) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 --- 1769 — Map (db m26826) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 m52998) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 1812 — Map (db m136759) HM WM
Ohio (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 - 1828 — Map (db m28431) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 Park — Map (db m28405) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Defiance — 2-20 — Spemica Lawba–Johnny Logan
Near Fort Street at Washington Street, on the right when traveling west.
[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
Ohio (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
Ohio (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 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 m18827) HM
Ohio (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
Ohio (Defiance County), Evansport — 5-20 — Evansport
On Main Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
(Side One) Evansport is named after brothers Amos and Albert G. Evans who, with Jacob Coy, had the village surveyed next to the Tiffin River on December 14, 1835. The "port" suffix in Evansport's name reflects the river's significance as . . . — Map (db m69001) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Hicksville — 1-20 — Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge / Amelia Swilley Bingham
On West High Street (Ohio Route 18) west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
[Front Side Text]:"Daeida Hartell Wilcox Beveridge" Born in Hicksville in 1862, Daeida H.W. Beveridge co-developed and named, in 1887, the Los Angeles, California, suburb of Hollywood, since the early 1900s a world center of the film and . . . — Map (db m53185) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Hicksville — Land Office Building
On West High Street (Ohio Route 18) west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1838 the honorable Mr. A.P. Edgerton, agent for the Hicks Land Company of New York, erected this building as his headquarters from which he sold land to the first settlers of this community. It became the property of the building and loan . . . — Map (db m53137) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Hicksville — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On West High Street west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1875 National Historical Site Marked in 1990 Hicksville Historical Society & Capt. George Athey Chpt., CDXVIIC — Map (db m53221) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Lock No. 13 & Independence Dam
On Ohio Route 424 at Independence Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 424.
Through this lock passed many canal boats carrying produce, goods, and passengers not only from Ohio and Indiana but from as far south as New Orleans and as far east as New York City. Boats were drawn by horses, or more often by mules, 2 to 6 in . . . — Map (db m19417) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — Two CanalsAnthony Wayne Parkway
On Ohio Route 424 at Independence Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 424.
This marker is on the trunk line of both the Miami & Erie Canal and the Wabash & Erie Canal. The Miami & Erie Canal, built by Ohio, was begun on July 21, 1825 and completed in 1845. It connected the Ohio River at Cincinnati with Lake Erie at Toledo. . . . — Map (db m19438) HM
Ohio (Defiance County), Independence — 6-20 — Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation / The Old Kentucky Burial Grounds
On Ohio Route 424 1.1 miles east of Indepedence Road (County Route 185), on the right when traveling east.
[Front Text] : "Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation" Camp No. 3 was located about six miles below Fort Winchester on the north side of the Maumee River. Militiamen from Kentucky, part of the forces led by War of 1812 Brig. Gen. . . . — Map (db m37924) HM

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