Ohio-Michigan War: A War Without Casualties / Canal Boom
Ohio-Michigan War: A War Without Casualties
Toledo's location on the Maumee River was so highly coveted that Michigan and Ohio went to war over it in 1833. Holding Michigan's statehood hostage, Congress resolved the end of this war without any bullets causing causalities. Ohio kept the Toledo area, while Michigan won the entire Upper Peninsula.
Did you know?
Two towns, Port Lawrence and Vistula, merged in 1834 to form a new city - Toledo. With a booming population of 2,000, Toledo was incorporated in 1837.
The opening of the Miami and Erie Canal in 1845 made Toledo a growing seaport along Lake Erie with much commerce traveling through it. Toledo was connected to the city of Cincinnati by way of this canal.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 41° 38.358′ N, 83° 32.116′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Ottawa Street 0.2 miles south of Clayton Street (Ohio Route
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bigger, Better, Quicker, Faster! / The Glass City (here, next to this marker); Home To Jeep / Middlegrounds Metropark (here, next to this marker); Land in High Demand / Treaty of Fort Industry (here, next to this marker); The Toledo Rotary: Service Above Self / Local and Global Actions (here, next to this marker); The Oliver House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.