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Defiance County, Teeth Large Size

The county was named after an early Army fortification, Fort Defiance, which was so named by Mad Anthony Wayne to signify the settlers’ “defiance” of the Indians.

A mound was found on the high south bank of the Maumee River, a few roads west of the middle north and south line of section 20 and seven of Defiance Township. . . This mound was about four feet above the surrounding land, about thirty feet in diameter. Brice, who gave the writer this information, opened this mound in the year 1824. A small quantity of bony fragments were found which readily crumbled between the fingers upon being handled. Human teeth were found, some of which were of large size.

  1. History of Maumee River Basin, 1905 (Defiance County Ohio). Human teeth were found, some were of large size.”
  3. See the Sixteenth Report of Indiana Geology, page 104. By Colonel Robert S. Robertson, reported in the History oj Allen County, and to the writer.

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