Pontiac Park

Pontiac Park (HMK8I)

Location: Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 17.363', W 84° 21.507'

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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 Indians lined both rivers in 1794. The hill to the north "Scalp Level" used by Indians and traders. Williamstown was platted here by the Indian trader Issac Hull in 1835. Here was the tow path for the Miami & Erie and Wabash & Erie Canals, c. 1843 to 1913.
HM NumberHMK8I
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 721194 N 4574248
Decimal Degrees41.28938333, -84.35845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 17.363', W 84° 21.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 17' 21.78" N, 84° 21' 30.42" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 E River Dr, Defiance OH 43512, US
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