(Bolivar, Ohio) – Ohio Historical Marker was placed on the Fort Laurens grounds.
The marker commemorates Fort Laurens’ role in the American Revolution. The text of the marker was written by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation, who also had a key role in obtaining the marker.
The marker was funded by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the SAR George Washington Fund, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The marker is located just inside the park grounds. Since 1957, over 1,800 makers have been placed across the state to share the rich history of Ohio.
Fort Laurens is located at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW, Bolivar, Ohio 44612.
About Fort Laurens
Fort Laurens is Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, and visible outline of the original fort. The site was considered a steppingstone across the West to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Fundraising and plans are currently underway by the Friends of Fort Laurens Foundation to eventually rebuild the fort. Along with Historic Zoar Village, Fort Laurens is managed by the Zoar Community Association.