Site of Fort Findlay

Site of Fort Findlay (HME8N)

Location: Findlay, OH 45840 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 2.463', W 83° 39.029'

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[Marker Front]:
Early in the War of 1812, Gen. Wm. Hull, commander of Ohio troops, ordered Col.. James Findlay to open a road from Ft. McArthur on the Scioto River to Blanchard's Fork. Under Findlay, a stockade 50 yards square, with a blockhouse at each corner was erected here and named in his honor. The fort was used as a supply depot.

[Marker Reverse]:
In 1812, Gen. Hull and his troops passed through here toward enemy camps near Detroit. Ft. Findlay was left garrisoned, Capt. Arthur Thomas in command, until abandoned at the end of the war. After 1815, the fort was occupied by a few Wyandot Indian families. Pioneers laid out the village of Findlay in 1821, near the site of the fort here on the Blanchard River. The river was named after Jean Jacques Blanchard, a French tailor, who settled in this area in the 1770s.
HM NumberHME8N
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number4-32
Year Placed1978
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Guild of Hancock County and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 277217 N 4546698
Decimal Degrees41.04105000, -83.65048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.463', W 83° 39.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 27.78" N, 83° 39' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 S Main St, Findlay OH 45840, US
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