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Near Minerva in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Great Trail

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2020
1. The Great Trail Marker
Inscription.  Of Colonial Times, passed this way. It was the main route between the French Forts Duquesne and Detroit.It was also called the Tuscarawas Trail, since it crossed the Tuscarawas River at the old Indian town of Tuscarawas, near present day Bolivar. The grade of the original trail is visible from this spot. Col. Henry Bouquet’s army passed here in 1764 enroute to Coshocton to parley with the Indians. Col. Lachlan MacIntosh’s army passed here in 1778 enroute to building Fort Laurens by the Tuscarawas. The legendary “Treasure of The Tuscarawas Trail” amounting to sixteen packhorse loads of gold and silver, removed from Fort Duquesne before its fall in 1758, was thought to have been buried near here by ten French soldiers in charge of it. It has been hunted since the early 1800s.
 
Erected 1982 by The Minerva Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 43.673′ N, 81° 5.08′ W.
The Great Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 9, 2020
2. The Great Trail Marker
Marker is near Minerva, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is at the intersection of Major Road Northeast (County Road 250/822) and Great Trail Drive, in the median on Major Road Northeast. The marker is at the entrance to the Great Trail Golf Course on the Columbiana / Carroll County Line, one mile east of Minerva, Ohio. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22107 Yoder Rd, Minerva OH 44657, 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. Minerva East Lawn Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Minerva Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Pennock (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mark's Dairy Bar on Lincoln Way (approx. 0.8 miles away); Minerva Ohio First Gas Station (approx. one mile away); Charles E. Wilson (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Great Trail (approx. 2½ miles away); Bethlehem Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minerva.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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