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(Side One)Evansport is named after brothers Amos and Albert G. Evans who, with Jacob Coy, had the village surveyed next to the Tiffin River on December 14, 1835. The "port" suffix in Evansport's name reflects the river's significance as a transpor…
[Front Text on Marker] : "Winchester's Camp #2"
After completing Fort Winchester, Brigadier General James Winchester ordered his troops to cross to the north side of the Maumee River. The troops occupied the new site, Camp #2, from November 3-1…
Site OfFrench Mission 1650Jesuit Mission 1670Moravian Christian Indians 1781Great Indian Cornfields 1794Cabin and Home of DelawareChief Whingy-Pooshies andBoy Captive, John Brickell1791 - 1794 - 1795British Troops Major Muir 1812
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Little Turtle (Me-she-kin-o-quah)1752 - 1812
Little Turtle, a war chief of the Miami People, was born near present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana. From 1790 to 1794, he lived in aMiami village three miles wes…
[Front Text] : "Fort Winchester"
General William Henry Harrison ordered the construction of Fort Winchester at the beginning of October 1812 and it was completed October 15. The fort served as a forward observation post and supply depot for the…
[Front Text] : "Winchester's Camp No. 3/Fort Starvation"
Camp No. 3 was located about six miles below Fort Winchester on the north side of the Maumee River. Militiamen from Kentucky, part of the forces led by War of 1812 Brig. Gen. James Winche…
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 th…
Wayne · HarrisonWinchester · ClayBird1780 · Marches · 1813— · —FortDefiance
Here in 1794 General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance during the Indian Wars prior to the Battle of Fallen Timbers.Fort Winchester was built south of here during the War of 1812. Down river from here is Preston Island, former site of Indian villa…
Buffalo were recorded here in 1718 to the east across the river.This entire area was an important Indian trade center from early times to c. 1830.Trading posts were established here in the middle 1700's including George Ironside's and Peter Lumbar…