Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

1-62 First Battle Site

Side A: The first War of 1812 battle on Ohio soil was fought here when about 60 exhausted citizen soldiers were ambushed by about 130 Indians on September 29. Twenty men held the Indians at bay from a cabin while the main body escaped by boat to Cedar Point. Two days later the defenders were rescued. Forty Indians including several chiefs and 8 Americans were killed in the skirmish, neither a victory nor a defeat for either side.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ottawa County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Immediately W of 9948 E Bayshore Road, 
Lakeside Marblehead, 
Location: At pullout next to the entrance of Historic Harbor
Latitude: 41.5143560
Longitude: -82.7439060