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

Trail Tree

 
 
Trail Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
1. Trail Tree Marker
Inscription.
Indians lived in
this area until
1817. They marked
forest trails by
bending young
trees to point the
way. The ancient
hackberry tree,
just west of
the bridge, bent
when young, points
to a shallow
crossing of the
Portage River.

 
Erected 1969 by Kiwanis.
 
Location. 41° 26.94′ N, 83° 22.036′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on South Cherry Street south of Erie Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located at "Trail Marker Park," two and a half blocks south of US 20, just before the South Cherry Street Bridge across the Portage River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 South Cherry Street, Woodville OH 43469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milestones (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Milestones (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre
Trail Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
2. Trail Tree Marker
View of historical marker in its curbside location in front of the sign for "Trail Marker Park."
(approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Henry Harrison's Encampment (approx. 5.6 miles away); In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason (approx. 7.5 miles away); The Johlin Cabin (approx. 13.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Trail tree?
My mother passed onto us an article about Indian trail trees in Southern Ontario. She copied the article because the trail tree looks similar to a large oak at the foot of our driveway here in New York State. We live very close to 18 Mile Creek and the tree “points” in that direction.
    — Submitted October 18, 2011, by Mary Opiela of Eden, New York.

 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Trail Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
3. Trail Tree Marker
View, looking south of the historical marker, of the bridge crossing the Portage River and of the trees just to the west (right) of the bridge, including the tree featured on the historical marker.
Trail Tree image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. Trail Tree
View looking south of the historical marker of the trail marker tree that the Native Americans used to mark a crossing place for the Portage River.
Indian Trail Tree? image. Click for full size.
By Mary Opiela, October 18, 2011
5. Indian Trail Tree?
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,971 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on , by Mary Opiela of Eden, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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