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Aurora in Portage County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Chillicothe Turnpike

 
 
The Chillicothe Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
1. The Chillicothe Turnpike Marker
Inscription.  The Chillicothe Turnpike stimulated the growth of Aurora Center, Aurora's first commercial area. Established in 1802 by Benjamin Tappan, the road also precipitated the development of Kirtland, Chester, Russell and Bainbridge, provided access to land-locked properties, and linked distant towns from Lake Erie to Ohio's first capital in Chillicothe. In Aurora, the Chillicothe Turnpike turned southwest towards Hudson and continued southward over the boundary of the Western Reserve.
 
Erected 1999 by Aurora Landmark Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-66.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 41° 19.034′ N, 81° 20.717′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Ohio, in Portage County. Marker is at the intersection of South Chillicothe Road (Ohio Route 306) and East Garfield Road (Ohio Route 82), on the right
The Chillicothe Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 18, 2018
2. The Chillicothe Turnpike Marker
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when traveling north on South Chillicothe Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora OH 44202, 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. The Church In Aurora (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Those (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ebenezer Sheldon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silver Creek Cheese Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Geauga Lake (approx. 2.6 miles away); Carlton & Flora Lowe (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bainbridge School (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2021, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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