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Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hull's Headquarters

 
 
Hull's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
1. Hull's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Here, Gen. William Hull largely recruited his army for his campaign against the British at Detroit, in the War of 1812.
 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 6.933′ N, 83° 45.09′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 68) and Fyffe Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on island between Main Street, Fyffe Street, and Laurel Oak Street, just north of railroad grade crossing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbana OH 43078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Lincoln’s Funeral Train in Urbana (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Council of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 0.4
Hull's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2008
2. Hull's Headquarters Marker
Looking northeast toward Main Street, with Fyffe Street in immediate foreground, and Laurel Oak Street on left.
miles away); Champaign County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Champaign County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Simon Kenton (approx. half a mile away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbana.
 
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.

Of the 20 some original markers that have been included in the historical marker database only a small number of them have the original art work, sometimes referred to as silhouettes, across the top of the historical marker. This is a feature that makes these markers quite unique from most other historical markers. This "Hull's Headquarters" marker is one of those very few markers.
 
Regarding Hull's Headquarters. General Hull surrendered Detroit, without a shot, to a small British force under Sir Isaac Brock. For his actions, General Hull was court martialled and sentenced to death by firing squad, but President James Madison pardoned him.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To follow the path and the events related to Hull's 1812 military campaign.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portrait and brief biography of General William Hull, 1753-1825. (Submitted on November 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Hull's Road. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System
Hull's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
3. Hull's Headquarters Marker
. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. 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 September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Hull's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
4. Hull's Headquarters Marker
A close-up view of the unique marker art work, or silhouette, across the top of the historical marker.
Hull's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
5. Hull's Headquarters Marker
A close-up view of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission information printed across the bottom of this marker.
General William Hull image. Click for full size.
6. General William Hull
This portrait of General William Hull appeared in The War of 1812 by Richardson, Major (John), 1796-1852; Casselman, Alexander Clark.
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.
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 (just like the featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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