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Near Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
Ohio Historical Society
1. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
View of both Turkey Foot Rock and the historic marker at their original location as seen on a picture taken sometime after 1931. Neither of these items are at this location today.
Inscription.
Hull's Crossing
Here, at the Maumee Rapids,
Hull's army crossed on its
fateful march to Detroit.

Turkey Foot Rock
Where Chief Turkey Foot
died in battle, Aug. 1794.
Later a great Indian Shrine.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 32.262′ N, 83° 41.876′ W. Marker was near Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from North River Road 0 miles south of Jerome Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker was located just south of Sidecut Metro Park and east of the Fallen Timbers State Memorial, on the opposite side of the road from the Maumee River. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Fallen Timbers Battlefield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Maumee River Rapids
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 23, 2009
2. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
Modern day view of area just north of the original location of this marker, looking north on North River Road, and seeing the Jerome Road intersection on the left and the Maumee River along the right side of the road.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
 
More about this marker. In 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of military trails.

The routes of these military trails
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 23, 2009
3. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
Original site of Turkey Foot Rock, as seen from across the roadway, just south of the intersection of North River Road and Jerome Road. Both the rock and the marker would have been located just beyond the parked vehicle.
were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker.
 
Regarding Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock. There are a number of photographs showing that Turkey Foot Rock was originally at this location, rather than its current location at the Fallen Timber State Memorial (see James L. Murphy's article entitled "The Flip Side of Turkey Foot Rock"). This marker would have been erected in 1930 when all of the other "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail" markers were erected, but the exact date is not known. The marker and the rock were removed at some point in the recent past.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. The flip side of Turkey Foot Rock. Jim Murphy, a retired Ohio State University librarian who has a master of science degree
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2016
4. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
View of marker site on the right, looking south along what use to be US 24, and what is today River Road. I believe that the low stone wall, that runs along the roadway, marked the eastern boundary of what use to be the state memorial, where the featured marker was once located.
in geology from Case Western Reserve University, shares his research on the complicated history of Lucas County's Turkey Foot Rock (on an Adobe Acrobat Document format). (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Hull's Road. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Real Turkey Foot Rock
I am very interested in communicating
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2016
5. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
View from the street, looking west, to a point just beyond and just to the left of the yellow fire hydrant, where there is an opening in the low stone fence. I believe that this opening was the entrance to the small park, state memorial, for Turkey Foot Rock and this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker.
about turkey foot rock. This is the first evidence that I have found to back up a story I heard, and followed to the "real" turkey foot rock. Please email me if anyone is interested in talking with me about the rock.

Editor's Note: If anyone has information that would help Ms. Axtell with the background story of Turkey Foot Rock, you may contact her through the editors. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted September 9, 2010, by Roberta Axtell of Toledo,, Ohio.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2016
6. Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock Marker
Close-up view of the opening in the low stone wall, that in all probability marked the entrance to both the state memorial park and the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker site.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
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