Place:Fort Jennings, Putnam, Ohio, United States


NameFort Jennings
Coordinates40.905°N 84.298°W
Located inPutnam, Ohio, United States
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Fort Jennings is a village in the southwestern corner of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 485 at the 2010 census.

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Great Black Swamp From Wikipedia entry for Great Black Swamp. Putnam County lies in the area of northwest Ohio sometimes referred to as the Great Black Swamp, or simply Black Swamp. This was a glacially caused wetland in northwest Ohio, United States, extending into extreme northeastern Indiana, that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation until the late 19th century. Comprising extensive swamps and marshes, with some higher, drier ground interspersed, it occupied what was formerly the southwestern part of Glacial Lake Maumee, a holocene precursor to Lake Erie. The area was about 40 kilometres (25 mi) wide (north to south) and 160 kilometres (99 mi) long, covering an estimated 4,000 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi).[1] Gradually drained and settled in the second half of the 19th century, it is now highly productive farm land.