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Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1797 Portage Path Survey
Trail Stones Identify Portage Path
 
1797 Portage Path Survey Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
1. 1797 Portage Path Survey Marker
 
Inscription.
This series of flat stones has been laid on the ground to mark the actual trail of the Portage Path as it was surveyed by Moses Warren in 1797. From here, the trail winds southwest and then southerly and up the hill through the park. Then North Portage Path and South Portage Path streets generally follow the trail, which continues south across Perkins Park and Wooster Avenue. From there Manchester Road for the most part follows the trail to the original bank of the Tuscarawas River a total distance of 8 miles.
 
Erected 2002 by Summit County Historical Society, City of Akron, and Metro Parks Serving Summit County.
 
Location. 41° 7.983′ N, 81° 32.883′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Portage Path and Merriman Road, on the right when traveling north on Portage Path. Click for map. Marker is at the Portage Path North Terminus Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Akron OH 44313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Portage Path Connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River (here, next to this marker); Yeck Family Portage Path North Terminus Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Old Portage Path (a few steps from this marker); Portage Path North Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of Fort McIntosh Boundary Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gate Lodge, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stan Hywet Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Astronaut Judith Resnik (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Akron.
 
1797 Portage Path Survey Marker and Stones Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
2. 1797 Portage Path Survey Marker and Stones
Looking northeast along the historical Portage Path toward the river
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Portage Path. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Moses Warren Letters at the University of Michigan. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Yeck Family Portage Path Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
3. Yeck Family Portage Path Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
 
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