Ft. Harmar Flag 1785

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Welcome to the Marietta Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.  The participation of our chapter and more than 100 members (including approximately 20 youth members) brings recognition to our Society as we work to perpetuate the people and events of the American Revolution, promote patriotism, and preserve the ideals of freedom.  On behalf of our members, I invite you to join us in patriotic activities and programs in the communities around Southeast Ohio.

Marietta Chapter Meeting
Schedule for 2022
235th Anniversary Celebration of the Northwest Territory Ordinance
July 13, 2022

National Sites

250th Anniversary of the Gaspee Affair
Revolutionary War Patriots
Memorial Service
May 26, 2022


We are pleased to present a research project on our website, the History of Fort Harmar. Millie (Covey) Fry, a member of our sister organization, the Marietta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, has just completed an extensive study of this United States military fortification on the west bank of the Muskingum River, opposite Marietta. Using diaries, correspondence, historical works and numerous other sources which she details elsewhere on this site, Millie has compiled a list of those soldiers and civilians who resided at this remote outpost on the frontier. Some of these soldiers also served in the Revolution. Built in 1785, the fort served to evict squatters before the settlement of the early Marietta pioneers less than 3 years later, was a place where treaties were negotiated and signed with native tribes and was a home for soldiers who took part in other important events regarding the settlement of the Northwest Territory.

A drawing of Fort Harmar by Jonathan Heart at 100 yards distance from a projecting angle of a bastion, circa 1786.
Courtesy of Josiah Harmar Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Fort Harmar