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Upper Arlington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Scioto Trail

 
 
Scioto Trail Marker (Side A) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
1. Scioto Trail Marker (Side A)
Inscription. A network of Native American trails, usually following waterways, traversed Ohio and often determined the routes of military roads and improved highways. U.S. Route 33 follows the route of the Scioto Trail from the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers to State Route 161, where U.S. Route 33 becomes State Route 257. The Scioto Trail extended from the mouth of the Scioto River at Portsmouth (also known as Shawnee Town) to Sandusky Bay and connected the Shawnee's hunting grounds in Kentucky with Lake Erie. The trail ran along the Scioto River, the Little Scioto River, and the Sandusky River with a portage between the Little Scioto and Sandusky rivers in Crawford County. The Scioto Trail, used for warfare, trade, and migration, was one of the most important trails in the Old Northwest.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Upper Arlington Historical Society, Upper Arlington Rotary, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 55-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.736′ N, 83° 5.667′ W. Marker is in Upper Arlington, Ohio, in Franklin County.
Scioto Trail Marker (Side B) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
2. Scioto Trail Marker (Side B)
Marker is on Riverside Drive (U.S. 33), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Wyandot Hill Park, the burial site for Bill Moose. Marker is about 800 feet south of US 33 intersection with Lane Road (not to be confused with Lane Avenue), which is about halfway between Fishinger and Henderson Roads. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bill Moose [Crowfoot] (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrie Nelson Black (approx. 1.9 miles away); James J. Thomas Park (approx. 2 miles away); N.W. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hilliard Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture (approx. 3.9 miles away); Shrum Indian Mound (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Categories. CommunicationsNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Scioto Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
3. Scioto Trail Marker
Looking north along US 33 toward Lane Road intersection in distance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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