Camp Maple Swamp

Camp Maple Swamp (HM1EU8)

Location: Castine, OH 45304 Darke County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 55.912', W 84° 37.453'

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The army of Maj. Gen. Arthur camped on the southern margin of Maple Swamp at the headwaters of Twin Creek. One and a half miles west of this site at noon on October 11, 1791 A.D. on account of the marshy condition of the ground it was necessary to delay the advance until the following afternoon when the army veered to the northeast and struck a well worn Indian path leading through the prairie and avoiding the wet places. The army gained about five and a half miles this day and camped on bottom land along a small stream probably near the large spring at the entrance of Wayne Lakes Park. This was the first recorded entrance of a body of white Americans within the confines of Darke County, Ohio. Distance sixty- two miles from Fort Washington (Cincinnati, Ohio.) Tablet furnished by Mrs. Grace M. Katzenberger member Fort Greenville Chapter D.A.R. Boulder donated by Samuel Routzong A.D. 1936
HM NumberHM1EU8
Year Placed1936
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 703007 N 4422897
Decimal Degrees39.93186667, -84.62421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.912', W 84° 37.453'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 54.72" N, 84° 37' 27.18" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 706-800 Co Hwy 107, Castine OH 45304, US
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