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Fort Amanda Memorial Park

A major supply depot for the American army during the War of 1812
  • Address
    • Fort Amanda Memorial Park
    • State Route 198
    • (Fort Amanda State Memorial is located in Auglaize County, Logan Township, southwest of Lima on St. Rt. 198, 1/4 mile south of Ft. Amanda Road.)
    • Wapakoneta, OH 45806
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  • Admission
    • All: Free

    Open all daylight hours.
    Handicapped Accessibility: Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.

  • Historical Topics
    • Military
    • American Indian History
    • Natural History
    Regions
    • Northwest Ohio
    Audiences
    • All Audiences

Visit

Fort Amanda was a major supply depot for the American army during the War of 1812. The original fort is no longer standing but a granite monument was built in 1915 at the site of the fort. Located on the banks of the Auglaize River, the park also features a historic cemetery. The park is also home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Trails lead through wooded ravines, down to the river or out to the monument. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hour.

History

One of a series of forts extending north from Piqua to Fort Meigs (present day Perrysburg), Fort Amanda was built by order of General William Henry Harrison. Originally built in the fall of 1812 by Kentucky troops under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Pogue, the fort was enlarged to almost double the original size during the spring of 1813 by Ohio militia soldiers under the command of Capt. Daniel Hosbrook. 

Fort Amanda is managed locally by the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District.