Fallen Timbers Battlefield

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Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Fallen Timbers Battlefield.jpg
Lines of trees at the battlefield site
Fallen Timbers Battlefield is located in Ohio
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Fallen Timbers Battlefield is located in the US
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Nearest city Maumee, Ohio
Coordinates 41°32′39″N 83°41′51″W / 41.54417°N 83.69750°W / 41.54417; -83.69750Coordinates: 41°32′39″N 83°41′51″W / 41.54417°N 83.69750°W / 41.54417; -83.69750
Built 1794
Website Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site
NRHP Reference # 66000616
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHS 1999
Designated NHL October 9, 1960[2]

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Fallen Timbers on 20 August 1794.

The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[2]

This photo is of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Memorial Site, whose centerpiece is the Battle of Fallen Timbers Monument. The memorial site was originally believed to have been near the actual battlefield below, on the river floodplain. It has since been discovered that the battlefield is actually above the floodplain, just northeast of the memorial on the opposite side of US-24. The newly discovered site was designated along with the memorial site and the site of Fort Miamis as Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site in 1999. The site is an affiliated unit of the National Park System, managed by Toledo Metroparks in cooperation with the Ohio Historical Society.

In 1975, interpretative information at the site was very limited.[3] The newly discovered battlefield opened to the public in October 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Fallen Timbers Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ Joseph Scott Mendinghall (October 14, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Fallen Timbers" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying four photos, apparently from 1975
  4. ^ http://www.metroparkstoledo.com/metro/parksandplaces/index.asp?page_id=516

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