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Near Perrysburg in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

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Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 

—Harrison-Hull-Tupper Marches —

 
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Inscription.
Ohio's
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail

Text on South Side :

Harrison-Hull-Tupper
1812 • Marches • 1813
- - - - -
6
Miles to
Dudley's
Massacre

Text on North Side :

Harrison-Hull-Tupper
1812 • Marches • 1813
- - - - -
12
Miles to
Portage
Stockade

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A122.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 29.122′ N, 83° 38.729′ W. Marker was near Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker was at the intersection of Dixie Highway (Ohio Route 25) and Ovitt Road (County Route 104), on the left when traveling north on Dixie Highway. Click for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker site is exactly 6.1 miles south of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker for Dudley's Massacre. Marker was in this post office area: Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, March 30, 2016
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Site of missing ORMC marker looking north along present day State Route 25.
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Lieut. Wilson W. Brown (approx. 2.8 miles away); John A. Wilson (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Columbian House (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 4 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 4 miles away); Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf (approx. 4.4 miles away); Clay's Landing (approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is 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.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars, or the War of 1812. Each
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By Dale K. Benington, March 30, 2016
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Site of missing ORMC marker looking south along present day State Route 25.
of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers. This particular marker is one of the type A markers of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series.

Originally, back in 1930, according to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report, there were erected 168 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type A, markers (see page 54). To date, I know of only 3 of these type A markers that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database (markers A95, A96, and A1340). A large number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker.
 
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 March 30, 2016, 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 Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on March 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'
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By Dale K. Benington, March 30, 2016
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View looking north along State Route 25, the modern day view along a portion of what use to be the 1930 Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System.
. 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 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System Markers
This particular Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC), Type A marker, once helped to mark the military marches of Generals Harrison, Hull, and Tupper, during the War of 1812. According to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report (see page 57), it was used on the portion of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System that connected Springfield to Fort Meigs. According to the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trails cartographic map, that was issued by the ORMC in 1930, this marker was situated along the roadway that in 1930 was US 25, but is today, State Route 25.

Back in 1930, when this marker was originally erected, US 25 was most likely a two lane roadway, whereas today, it is a four lane highway.

Along some portions of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System, it is difficult to identify the probable location of these markers because the roadways of 1930 are so much different from the present
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
day roadways. Many of the original roadways have been re-routed or by-passed, or in some cases given new route number designations. However, for this particular marker, the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System follows the same path of the original (but widened by 2 lanes and a median strip) roadway.
    — Submitted March 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker (just like our missing marker), the marker in the middle is a type C, and the marker on the right is a type B.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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