First Battle Site

First Battle Site (HMO11)

Location: Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440 Ottawa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 30.862', W 82° 44.633'

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— Ohio Historical Marker —

The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay in a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. Two days later the defenders were rescued. Forty Indians including several chiefs and 8 Americans were killed in the skirmish, neither a victory nor a defeat for either side.
HM NumberHMO11
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number1-62
Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society and The Ottawa County Historical Society
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:43pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ROBERT PARKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 354480 N 4597327
Decimal Degrees41.51436667, -82.74388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.862', W 82° 44.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 51.72" N, 82° 44' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1838-2068 County Rd 135, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker is very close to the road and there is a small parking area. There is also a gravesite for some who perished during the battle. There is another sign designating this place as Battlefield park.

Jul 29, 2019 at 12:52pm PDT by rrrparker

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  1. Sorry my uploaded pictures do not show. I have no clue why.

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