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

General Hull's Trail

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
General Hull's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. General Hull's Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Through the forest to the
east may still be seen the
original trail of Hullís army
in June 1812, enroute to
Detroit. Some of the corduroy
timbers are still buried
along the route.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.522′ N, 83° 39.028′ W. Marker is near Bowling Green, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dixie Highway (Ohio Route 25) and Middleton Pike (Ohio Route 582), on the right when traveling north on North Dixie Highway. A likely location for this marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20997 North Dixie Highway, Bowling Green OH 43402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John A. Wilson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lieut. Wilson W. Brown (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Seventh-Day Adventist Church
General Hull's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
2. General Hull's Trail Marker
View, looking north along State Route 25, of a probable site for this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C marker.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Columbian House (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout, Roche De Boeuf (approx. 4.6 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 4.6 miles away); John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 4.6 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, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost.

In all truthfulness, this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C marker, could have been located almost anywhere in Ohio's Wood County, along the side of the roadway, that was US 25 back in 1930 when this marker was first erected, but is State Route 25 today. I have chosen this particular location as being a very likely spot, with the hope that someone may now see this discussion, and provide additional insight and enhancement on the existing locational information that was originally provided by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.
 
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.) 
 
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General Hull's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
3. General Hull's Trail Marker
View, looking south along State Route 25, of a probable site for this Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C marker.
General Hull's Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2019
4. General Hull's Trail Marker
View looking east, from the site of the marker, towards the area where the woods mentioned in the 1930 era marker, would have been located, along with the remnants of General Hull's Trail.
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.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
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, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

More. Search the internet for General Hull's Trail.
 
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 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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