1849 : New Detroit Fort Named Fort Wayne

January 31, 2018 all-day

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On January 31, 1849, the new fort constructed in Detroit was named Fort Wayne, in honor of the late General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, whose victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 eliminated the threat of an alliance of Indian tribes in the Northwest Territory.

Source: Detroit Historical Society of Michigan