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.

32-22 John Baptiste Flemmond

Side A: John Baptiste Flemmond (1770-1827), a French Canadian trader, was one of the earliest Euro-American settlers in what became Erie County. In 1805, he established a trading post at “Flemmond’s Cove” on the east side of the Huron River about two miles from its mouth. Flemmond spoke French, English and several American Indian dialects, often serving as an intermediary between new settlers and indigenous peoples. Flemmond wed Elizabeth Pollock in 1811, in what is believed to be the first settler marriage in the Firelands. In the War of 1812, he served in the Northwest Army as a guide and interpreter.
Side B: Same as Side A
Sponsors: William G. Pomeroy Foundation, The Erie County Historical Society, and The Ohio History Connection
Address: SE corner of Main Street and Wall Street, 
Location: In front of the Gazebo near fishing pier parking lot
Latitude: 41.3968850
Longitude: -82.5515980