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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lost City

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, May 7, 2022
1. The Lost City Marker
Inscription.  
Built on the speculation of businessmen in the 1830s, Manhattan seemed a perfect choice for the convergence of newly available transportation modes. Chosen for its natural channel and proximity to the Maumee River, Manhattan had some early success with riverboats and steamboats. But this success would be short lived as the Miami and Erie Canal's Side Cut to Toledo upstaged Manhattan, the long-awaited Ohio railroad never materialized and financial backers withdrew support.

Manhattan survived as a town until 1848, when the town lost its plat and was absorbed into Toledo.

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Manhattan's Golden Age only lasted 8 years, but in that time, boasted two schools, general stores and warehouses as well as a bank and newspaper.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 41° 41.088′ N, 83° 29.83′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Edison Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3214 Edison St, Toledo OH 43611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frogtown: Past and Present (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Man Behind the Name (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dempsey-Willard Fight (approx. one mile away); Bayview Retirees Golf Course (approx. one mile away); Jamie Farr Park (approx. one mile away); James B. Steedman (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lucas County Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lucas County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
The Lost City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 7, 2022
2. The Lost City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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