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Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portage Path North Terminus

 
 
Portage Path North Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
1. Portage Path North Terminus Marker
Inscription.
The North Terminus canoe landing of the Portage Path was located here along the Cuyahoga River. The 1797 survey of the trail began at a black cherry tree on the south bank of the river. If standing today, that tree would be in the middle of the stream 90 feet N 32o E from the survey marker along a straight line continuation of the flat trail stones. Over 200 years of erosion uprooted the tree and moved the shoreline to its present location.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 41° 7.992′ N, 81° 32.869′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Click for map. Marker is along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, near the Portage Path North Terminus Memorial Park at Portage Path and Merriman Road. 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 Old Portage Path (a few steps from this marker); The Portage Path Connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River (a few steps from this marker); 1797 Portage Path Survey (within shouting distance of this marker); Yeck Family Portage Path North Terminus Memorial (within shouting
Portage Path North Terminus and Survey Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
2. Portage Path North Terminus and Survey Markers
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. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Akron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portage Path. (Submitted on October 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. (Submitted on October 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Portage Path North Terminus Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
3. Portage Path North Terminus Survey Marker
Portage Path North Terminus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 8, 2011
4. Portage Path North Terminus Marker
Looking WNW along Towpath Trail toward Portage Path (road) in distance
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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