Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
of the Mad River, in 1799
Simon Kenton and other
Kentuckians erected the
first American Stockade
in the Mad River Valley.
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. 39° 55.569′ N, 83° 50.902′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 40) west of Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. This marker was very likely located on the north side of US 40 (the Old National Road), just west of the Buck Creek bridge, near the former site of the Madonna of the Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The National Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania House / The National Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Snyder Park (approx. 1.2 Davey Moore Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Eliza D. Stewart (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clark County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); John Ludlow (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oliver Smith Kelly (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
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, including this particular marker, which is listed on page 69 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
In using the 1930, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trails map, to help in determining just where this particular marker would most likely be situated, it should be noted that there is a unique trail "loop" that extends a short distance west out of Springfield, Ohio. This trail "loop," for a short distance, follows the 1930 era US 40 westward, across the Mad River, and then returns eastward to Springfield, Ohio. My guess, is that this "loop" took travelers westward, to both the site of Kenton's Stockade, and the site of the Madonna of the Trail monument (both of which are marked on the map), and then returned the travelers eastward to the primary Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail routes that ran north, south, and east through Springfield, Ohio.
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. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
More. Search the internet for Kenton's Stockade.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on August 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on August 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.