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Fort Jefferson Memorial Park

An advance outpost of General Arthur St. Clair
  • Address
    • Fort Jefferson Memorial Park
    • 3981 Weavers-Fort Jefferson Rd.
    • Greenville, OH 45331
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  • Admission
    • Everyone: Free

    Mon-Sun: All daylight hours

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    • Military
    • American Indian History
    • Settlement & Statehood
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    • Northwest Ohio
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Visit

Find the stone memorial recalling that this small park was the site of Fort Jefferson from 1791 to 1796. A confederacy of American Indians defeated Gen. Arthur St. Clair’s army in a 1791 battle that became known as “St. Clair’s Defeat,” and the army retreated to Fort Jefferson. Average visit time: Allow 30 minutes

History

Named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, then Secretary of State, Fort Jefferson was one of a chain of defensive forts built to protect army supplies from American Indians, it served as a supply base throughout the campaigns of Gen. St. Clair and Gen. Anthony Wayne, and was abandoned in 1796.

Fort Jefferson is managed locally by the Darke County Commissioners.
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