Near Dunkirk in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1994 by Country Connection Club and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 43.904′ N, 83° 39.254′ W. Marker is near Dunkirk, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Route 701 (Ohio Route 701) and County Road 135 (County Route 135) on State Route 701. Click for map. Immediately beyond the intersection that is located just east of this historical marker is one of several of the old Hardin County courthouse stone columns that was used by the county leaders back in 1912 to mark the route that Hull used in 1812 as he marched his army northward towards Detroit. Marker is in this post office area: Dunkirk OH 45836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hull's Trail, 1812 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dunkirk Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Hull's Trail, 1812 (approx. 3.4 miles away); This Tablet Marks Hullís Trail; 1812 (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hog-Creek Marsh (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort McArthur Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fort Necessity / William Hull Memorial Park (approx. 6.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Hullís Trail 1812 (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunkirk.
Regarding Hullís Trail. Shortly before the start of the War of 1812 the American General William Hull, the commander of the American fortification on Michigan's border with Canada (located in Detroit), knew that unless his position was reinforced with additional troops, that his command would be in serious trouble once the war finally got under way. So he took it upon himself to travel down to southern Ohio in order to raise those additional troops.
As soon as General Hull had raised himself an army of soldiers, he began to march northward from Urbana, Ohio. The route that Hull's army took through Hardin County has been marked by stone columns from the old county courthouse. Pictures and map locations of these
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hull's Trail markers.
Also see . . . Hull's Road. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on August 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Military • War of 1812 •
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