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Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portage Trail

 
 
Portage Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2009
1. Portage Trail Marker
Inscription. Near this spot an old footpath bypassed the lower rapids of the Sandusky River from midtown Fremont south to Tindall Bridge. Along this trail Indian portaged their canoes around swift rapids. This was the Old Sandusky-Scioto Trail, an ancient waterway from Lake Erie to the Ohio River via the Sandusky and Scioto Rivers. The trail was a military route for General William Henry Harrison's army during the War of 1812.
 
Erected 1971 by the Sandusky County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 19.287′ N, 83° 9.243′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on South River Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2139 South River Road, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ballís Battlefield (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sandusky-Scioto Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Harrison Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Soldiers Memorial Parkway of Sandusky County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cleveland Gateway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H.
Portage Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2009
2. Portage Trail Marker
View of the "Portage Trail" marker in the foreground with the Sandusky River being just beyond the treeline in the background.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Maj. Geníl. James B. McPherson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Captain Samuel Thomson (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located just south of present day Fremont (and of what was once the site of Fort Stephenson), near the west bank of the historic Sandusky River.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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Portage Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 8, 2009
3. Portage Trail Marker
View of the "Portage Trail" marker and the adjacent roadway, which was once part of the Sandusky-Scioto Trail (and the Harrison Military Trail).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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