Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
The Wyandots here gave
1100 acres to their white
captive, James Whittaker.
About 1780 he married, thus
establishing probably the
first permanent American
home in Ohio.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. 41° 22.241′ N, 83° 6.237′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on Port Clinton Road 0.1 miles south of Whittaker Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northern section of Fremont, north of the US 20 By-Pass, in a residential section, along a road that is routed on the west side of the Sandusky River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1873 Port Clinton 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. Sandusky County Fairgrounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brady's Island (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course Fremont (approx. 1.7 miles away); Near This Spot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Soldier's Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fremont (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Betsy (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
More about this marker. This historical marker was part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. Back when this historical marker was first erected, in 1930, Port Clinton Road was then part of State Route 53.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 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 (Submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 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.)
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