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

The Great Trail

 
 
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
1. The Great Trail Marker
Inscription.
This Tablet
Marks the Path
Made previous to the
French and Indian War
By the Indians
Who called it
THE GREAT TRAIL
It extended from Detroit to
Pittsburg and was used by the
French and British and by
General Harrison in 1812.
It was regarded as the most important
Early Route of the Central West.

 
Erected 1913 by Ursula Wolcott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 41.136′ N, 83° 33.395′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of North Detroit Avenue and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on North Detroit Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located on a traffic island (next to what looks to be an old well) at the intersection where Cherry Street ends at Detroit Avenue, which continues on it's journey north to Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Avenue was built atop the Indian pathway known as the Great Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
2. The Great Trail Marker
as the crow flies. Peter Navarre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Chartered Girl Scout Council in the United States (approx. 1.8 miles away); Toledo Museum of Art (approx. 1.8 miles away); Private Mark Wood (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Duncan Forsyth (approx. 1.9 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812War, French and Indian
 
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
3. The Great Trail Marker
View looking south of the historic marker in the foreground with a view looking down Cherry Street in the left background.
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
4. The Great Trail Marker
View looking north up Detroit Avenue, which was built atop the Great Trail, with a view of the historical marker to the extreme right of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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