Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens (HM1KH)

Location: Bolivar, OH 44612 Tuscarawas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 38.372', W 81° 27.34'

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The first and only fort of the Revolutionary War, established within the limits of what is now Ohio, was built here in December 1778 by General Lachlan McIntosh, as a defense against the British and Indians, and held until early in August 1779 when it was relieved and abandoned.

It was named in honor of Henry Laurens, President of the Continental Congress.

The small garrison, commanded successively by Colonel John Gibson, Major Frederick Ward Vernon, and Lieutenant Colonel Richard Campbell suffered much from hunger and attacks by the Indian allies of Great Britain.

A number of American soldiers were killed here, and buried near the fort.
HM NumberHM1KH
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1928
Placed ByThe Ohio Daughters Of The American Revolution on September 21
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 461469 N 4498842
Decimal Degrees40.63953333, -81.45566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.372', W 81° 27.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 22.32" N, 81° 27' 20.40" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 781-799 Park Ave SE, Bolivar OH 44612, US
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