Fallen Timbers Battlefield

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 66000616
Nomination Form and Photos

Location: US24 at Fallen Timbers Lane, City of Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio
Geographic Coordinates: 41.5433N 83.6965W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
The Battle of the Fallen Timbers was the culminating event which demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their efforts of western expansion through the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne's victory over the Indians at Fallen Timbers, August 20, 1794, asserted American sovereignty in the west and made possible the treaty of Green Ville. The battle and the treaty insured a period of peaceful settlement in the Ohio Country long enough for the new nation to consolidate its hold on the Northwest Territory. The refusal of the British to give sanctuary to the Indians defeated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers convinced the Indians that they could expect no decisive help in their resistance to American expansion. For more than a decade after Fallen Timbers white settlers poured into the fertile lands surrendered at Green Ville and gained a position from which no enemy, red nor white, would ever drive them.

Links: NPS National Historic Landmark Listing and Wikipedia

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