Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Russellville in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
1. Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker
A close-up view of the text that is affixed to the side of this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, Type B, directional marker.
Inscription.  
Ohio
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail


$50 Fine
or
10 days
imprison-
ment or
both for
defacing
this
marker

Ohio State
General Code
Section 12489

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number B.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52′ N, 83° 47.241′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Ohio, in Brown County. Marker is on Columbus Street (U.S. 62) near Main Street (Ohio Route 125), on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in downtown Russellville, on the southwest corner of the intersection, on the edge of a small municipal park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville OH 45168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russell Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Historic Decatur / A. N. Marquis and Who’s Who (approx. 5.7 miles away);
Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
2. Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker
View of what remains (and somewhat repaired) of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, Type B, directional marker, situated on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Decatur Civil War Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Byrd Township World War I DAR Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (approx. 6.2 miles away); General Thomas Lyon Hamer (approx. 6.2 miles away); Georgetown (approx. 6.3 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 6.3 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.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
3. Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker
View of what remains (and somewhat repaired) of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, Type B, directional marker, situated on the northwest corner of the intersection.
Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
4. Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker
View of what remains of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, Type B, directional marker, looking north along Columbus Street.
Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
5. Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker Marker
View of what remains of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, Type B, directional marker, looking south along Columbus Street.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, Type B, Directional Marker image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931.
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, Type B, Directional Marker
View of what this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, Type B, directional marker, would have looked liked in 1930. The arrow at the top of this particular marker would have been pointing towards the site of the "Logan's Crossing 1796", Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. 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.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
8. 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, the marker in the middle is a type C, and the marker on the right is a type B (just like our featured marker). For a better view double click on this picture.
 

More. Search the internet for Logan's Crossing 1796 Directional Marker.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Paid Advertisement