Fort Amanda Memorial Park was built in 1812 by Kentucky troops under Lt. Colonial Robert Pogue. The next spring the fort doubled in size to accommodate Ohio Militia soldiers. The cabins and storage buildings were also added during the reconstruction. It was a major supply depot during the War of 1812 at the time.
Fort Amanda Memorial ParkFort Amanda Memorial Park
built in 1812 as a supply depot for the War of 1812. It had a few
reconstructions and this added more cabins for soldiers and storage buildings
for supplies for the soldiers and war ammunition and supplies. After the war
the fort was abandoned and left to be occupied by settlers. Along the Auglaize
River there were 75 boats that were used to supply other 60 posts along the 13-mile
On the property there is
the park, a memorial and a cemetery. The cemetery has 75 graves of unidentified
soldiers who were stationed at the post or who died in the Fort hospital and
those who were wounded in battle and did not make it.
The monument erected in
the park is a fifty-foot pillar that was built in 1915. It was built to
remember the fallen soldiers, to mark the place of a historical fort and the
soldiers that made it out.
Admission to Fort Amanda
Memorial Park is free and is open year round and opens from daylight to dark.