Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795

Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (HM21YP)

Location: Fort Loramie, OH 45845 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 21.638', W 84° 22.488'

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Fort Loramie

The Indian Wars came to an end when Gen.
"Mad" Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians in the
Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794) and then negotiated
the Treaty of Greene Ville the following year. After
the treaty, Gen. Wayne constructed a series of posts
along the supply route which extended between
Fort Washington, at Cincinnati, and the American
forts along the Maumee River. Among these supply
posts was Fort Loramie. It was built on the site of
an early store, owned by the French trader Peter
Lorame, which was destroyed (1782) by George
Rogers Clark.
Fort Loramie was located directly west of this
marker on the north bank of Loramie Creek. Supplies
arrived there by boat from the south, were portaged
to the St. Marys River, and then transported again
by boat to Fort Wayne, the major American outpost
in the Maumee Valley. Later, Fort Loramie was a
gateway through which settlers passed to make their
homes in the former Indian lands.

The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795

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. They set the fron-
tier aflame and it required the efforts of three American
to break the Indian resistance. to American occupation. The first
Army (1790) under Gen. Josiah Harmar met defeat at the Miami Towns
(Fort Wayne, Indiana). The second (1791) under Gov. Arthur St. Clair was
surprised and repulsed with severe losses on the banks of the Wabash
(Fort Recovery, Ohio). Finally, on August 20, 1794, the Legion of the United
States, under the command of Gen. Mad Anthony Wayne, achieved a
decisive victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, This triumph of
American arms resulted in the Treaty of Greeneville, (August 3,
1795) which placed the Indians under the control of the United
States. The Northwest Territory, from which was to be formed the
states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and part of
Minnesota, was firmly in the hands of the United States and
opened, in part, to white settlement.
HM NumberHM21YP
Year Placed1953
Placed ByFort Loramie Businessmen's Association and American Legion Post 355
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees40.36063333, -84.37480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.638', W 84° 22.488'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 38.28" N, 84° 22' 29.28" W
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Area Code(s)937, 419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11255-11399 OH-66, Fort Loramie OH 45845, US
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This marker now resides within the Ft. Loramie American Legion Building located at 31 N. Main St. in Fort Loramie, Ohio. It is currently hanging on the wall, however only one side is now visible to read (hence the 5 rating).

Oct 10, 2019 at 12:38pm PDT by shelbyhistory

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