Site of Fort St. Clair

Site of Fort St. Clair (HMCL8)

Location: Eaton, OH 45320 Preble County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.348', W 84° 39.242'

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Regular and militia troops under General James Wilkinson built this supply post and defensive fortification in March 1792 in preparation for Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne's campaign against the Indians of the Northwest Territory, following disastrous expeditions in 1790 and 1791. Built near a "fine spring gushing out of the bank," the 120-foot square palisade fort had a four-sided bastion at each corner. Future U.S. president William Henry Harrison served in the detachment that built the fort. On November 6, 1792, Miami Chief Little Turtle and approximately 200 warriors attacked a force of Kentucky militia under Maj. John Adair camped outside the fort. Six Kentuckians and an unknown number of Indians died in the skirmish. The fallen soldiers were buried fifty paces west of the fort, beneath the "Whispering Oak."
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HM NumberHMCL8
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number2-68
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Fort St. Clair's Company of Wayne's Legion and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 701021 N 4401435
Decimal Degrees39.73913333, -84.65403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.348', W 84° 39.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 20.88" N, 84° 39' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)937, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 911 W Main St, Eaton OH 45320, US
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