Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Text on North Side :
1812 Marches 1813
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Text on South Side :
1812 Marches 1813
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Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A84.)
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° 34.547′ N, 83° 37.375′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of River Road and South Detroit Avenue, on the right when traveling north on River Road. Click for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker site is exactly 4.7 miles north of the site of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker for Hull's Crossing. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other The Great Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Wars (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Miamis (approx. 0.3 miles away); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lucas County Children's Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Betray Indian Allies (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maumee.
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 of these military
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 April 2, 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 April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission' (Submitted on April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 9 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.