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Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Zanesfield

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
1. Zanesfield Marker
View of the south side of the historic marker.
Inscription.  
[South side of marker]:
Zanesfield
»»««
Once a Wyandot village and
home of Chief Tarhe, whose
daughter, Myeerah, Isaac Zane
married here about 1776, and thus
established the home of the first
white man in Logan County.




[North side of marker]:
Zanesfield
»»««
Site of three blockhouses; Robert
Robitaille trading post built in
1793; the English fort destroyed
by Colonel Logan in 1786; and the
graves of Isaac Zane and his wife,
Myeerah, daughter of Chief Tarhe.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C362.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 20.27′ 
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
2. Zanesfield Marker
View of the north side of the historic marker.
N, 83° 40.627′ W. Marker is in Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Sandusky Street, on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the heart of the historic village of Zanesfield, in the front yard of the Sloan's Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2817 Sandusky Street, Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. China Flats (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Wapatomica (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (about 400 feet away); Helen Wonders Blue Memorial Park (about 400 feet away); Ebenezer Zane Cabin (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (about 500 feet away); Gen. Simon Kenton (about 500 feet away); Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesfield.
 
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 "Zanesfield" marker is one of those very few markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 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 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
3. Zanesfield Marker
View of this historical marker situated in front of Zanesfield's Sloan's Library.
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Zanesfield Marker
View from the historical marker looking south along Sandusky Street towards downtown Zanesfield and the Zane - Kenton Memorial.
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Zanesfield Marker
Another view of the historical marker and the Sloan's Library.
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
6. Zanesfield Marker
A close-up view of the unique marker art work, or silhouette, across the top of the historical marker.
Zanesfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2019
7. Zanesfield Marker
A close-up view of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission information printed across the bottom of this marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
8. 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., June 26, 2019
9. 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 our 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 July 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   9. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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