The Hill’s Fort Society is planning a special event to commemorate an attack at Hill’s Fort that took place 200 years ago. Bill Johnson, with the Hill’s Fort Society, told us the event will take place Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, where they are reconstructing the fort.
“In the early 1800s, there was an actual fort that stood about six miles south of Greenville, just off the Millersburg Road, and in September of 1814, a party of Indians ambushed a group of our rangers and civilians about a quarter of a mile from the fort as they left on patrol,” Johnson told WGEL. “Four were killed that morning and others wounded. We intend to commemorate that event this coming September.”
The Hill’s Fort Society is now looking for period vendors and crafters of the 1812 era to participate in the living history event. For more information or to participate, call Bill at 664-0958.