Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Colonel Ebenezer Zane played a major role in the development of Ohio, a role that helped place it on the path to statehood. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and experienced road builder, he received permission from Congress in 1796 to build a road into the Northwest Territory, which would be called Zane's Trace. In exchange for his work, Zane received land grants where the trace would cross the Muskingum, Hocking, and Scioto rivers. The trace began in Wheeling, West Virginia (then Virginia) and ended at Limestone, Kentucky (present-day Maysville) on the Ohio River. Opening in 1797, it brought settlement into Ohio, including Lancaster. Its route crossed the playground area of East Elementary from the northeast corner of today's playground to the southwest corner, lot #18, East Addition, as recorded on an 1897 map of Lancaster.
Erected 2010 by East Elementary and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-23.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 42.913′ N, 82° 35.128′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeling Street and Eastwood Avenue Click for map. Marker is near the entrance to East Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 East Wheeling Street, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Ohio Military Hall of Fame (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Mary's Church Centennial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); Birthplace of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairfield County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .
1. Zane's Trace. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Ebenezer Zane. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Lancaster, Ohio. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. East Elementary School. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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