Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park Historical

Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park Historical (HM1SU6)

Location: Williamstown, OH 45897 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 49.175', W 83° 40.093'

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SIde A

Fort Necessity


A short distance to the northeast a small stockade and blockhouse were built on June 22, 1812 by order of General William Hull for his nearly 2000 man army on its Detroit expedition during the War of 1812. Here mired in mud, Hull, his Ohio militiamen, and army regulars rested, made paper cartridges, and then moved north with a lumbering wagon train to Detroit and eventual surrender.

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William Hull Memorial Park


Word of General Hull's surrender at Detroit on August 16, 1812 angered and panicked Ohioans. But from the ashes of humiliation arose a new resolve for victory against the British and their Indian allies in the War of 1812. This park is dedicated to William Hull, Revolutionary War soldier, first territorial governor of Michigan, and brigadier general in 1812.
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HM NumberHM1SU6
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Placed ByLouis and Edward Galitza Fort Necessity, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees40.81958333, -83.66821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.175', W 83° 40.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 10.5" N, 83° 40' 5.58" W
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Area Code(s)419
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 10, Williamstown OH 45897, US
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