Highland in Highland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Kenton and Tecumseh Directional Marker
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number B.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. 39° 20.668′ N, 83° 35.9′ W. Marker is in Highland, Ohio, in Highland County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 28) near New Lexington Avenue (Ohio Route 72) when traveling east. This marker is located in downtown Highland, on the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7931 Main Street, Highland OH 45132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highland World War II Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gist Settlement The Lincoln School (approx. 9˝ miles away); Milton Caniff (approx. 9.8 miles away); Highland County Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Highland County Unknown Dead Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Sabina Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lance Corporal Brett Wightman (approx. 10.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) 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 of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 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 the 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.
Originally, back in 1930, according to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report, there were erected 177 of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type B, markers (see page 54). To date, I know of only three of these type B markers that are still standing.
Also see . . . Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on August 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.