Ortt Fort St. Clair Memorial   Save
Ortt Fort St. Clair Memorial
Description: Original description reads: "Preble County, Eaton, Ohio 1936. Monument in Fort St. Clair Park." Inscription reads: "Erected October 1922 by Wm. H. Ortt. Sacred to the memory of the soldiers who fought and died in the battle with the Indians at Fort Saint Clair November 6 1792." The original Fort St. Clair was built in 1792 and used as a garrison and supply depot strategically placed between Fort Washington and Fort Jefferson. The main objective of the fort was to assist US troops as they tried to gain control of the Northwest Territory. In 1923 Fort St. Clair Park in Eaton was created to preserve this historic site. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B11F01_003_1
Subjects: Historical markers--Ohio--Eaton; Fort Saint Clair (Ohio); Parks--Ohio
Places: Eaton (Ohio); Preble County (Ohio)