FORT MEIGS

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 69000151
Nomination Form and Photos

Location: W Indiana Ave (SR65), City of Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio.
Geographic Coordinates: 41.5527N 83.6516W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 4, 1969):
In the spring of 1813 Fort Meigs, while serving as a winter encampment for regular and militia elements of General William Henry Harrison's forces, was beseiged by British regulars, Canadian militia arid warriors of several Native American - groups. The fort successfully withstood a 9 day siege, thereby frustrating" British efforts to regain control of the Northwest Territory. This siege marks the zenith of the British advance in the west as well as the maximum effort' by the Native forces under the Shawnee, Tecumseh, during the War of 1812.; Probably due to its association with fiarrisori, the site of Fort Meigs remained little disturbed for over a century before it was acquired as a state park. Since that time numerous archaeological investigations have revealed significant information on the structure and details of the fort as well as information on activity patterns and material culture of the U.S. forces in the War of 1812. Thus, though the site is significant primarily as an historic and archaeological site, it is also associated with the life of President Harrison.

Links: Fort Meigs website, NPS National Historic Landmark Listing and Wikipedia

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