Fort Laurens State Memorial


Take a visit to Ohio’s only Revolutionary War Fort. In early 1778, General George Washington prepared a military plan to attack the British at Fort Detroit, but as they neared the end of that year the weather worsened and Washington decided to forgo the attacks on the Indian towns and to build a fort …Fort Laurens. Leaving 172 men and women, they suffered through one of the worst winters with little to nourish them and were forced to boil their moccasins for soup. Today, you can see artifacts discovered during the Forts archeological digs or walk the outline of where the fort once stood. In 2011, a complete ground-sensoring took place which identified numerous anomalies…these anomalies will help identify other areas of interest and aid in the rebuilding of the fort, which should begin in 2013.


11067 Fort Laurens Road NW
Bolivar, OH 44612


40.63918440, -81.45695160
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