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

to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 

—Harrison's March —

 
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Inscription.
Ohio's
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail

Text on West Side :

Harrison's
March • 1813
- - - - -
25
Miles to
Whittaker's
Reserve

Text on East Side :

Harrison's
March • 1813
- - - - -
13
Miles to
Dudley's
Massacre

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A126.)
 
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° 28.773′ N, 83° 26.053′ W. Marker was near Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker was at the intersection of Fremont Pike (U.S. 20) and Bradner Road (County Route 16), on the right when traveling east on Fremont Pike. Click for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker's probable site is exactly 13.2 miles east of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker for Dudley's Massacre. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1999 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg OH 43551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 23, 2016
2. to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre Marker
View of the probable marker site, looking west along present day US 20, in the direction of Dudley's Massacre.
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Trail Tree (approx. 4.1 miles away); Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike (approx. 4.1 miles away); Milestones (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pemberville Town Hall and Opera House (approx. 5 miles away); William Henry Harrison's Encampment (approx. 5.4 miles away); In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Milestones (approx. 6.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Lieut. Wilson W. Brown (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
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
to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 23, 2016
3. to Whittaker's Reserve / to Dudley's Massacre Marker
View of the probable marker site, looking east along present day US 20, in the direction of Whittaker's Reserve.
1812. Each 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, A126, which is listed on page 66 of the 1931, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's Planning Report.
 
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 April 1, 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
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
4. 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.
provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on April 1, 2016, 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 April 1, 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 General Harrison 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 Fort Meigs to Fremont. 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 20, and today, this roadway remains as US 20, but it is a much improved US 20.

Back in 1930, when this marker was originally erected, US 20 was most likely a two lane roadway, whereas today, it is a four lane
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.
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 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 an additional 2 lanes) roadway.
    — Submitted April 1, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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