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Fort Seneca in Seneca County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

to Brady's Island / to Battle Island

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 

Harrison-Shelby Marches

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
View looking north along State Route 53, towards Fremont, Ohio, which is where Brady's Island is located.
Inscription.  
Ohio
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail

Text on South Side :

Harrison Shelby
Marches 1813
- - - - -
12
Miles to
Brady's
Island

Text on North Side :

Harrison Shelby
Marches 1813
- - - - -
28
Miles to
Battle
Island

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A1340.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 12.558′ N, 83° 10.049′ W. Marker is in Fort Seneca, Ohio, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Fremont-Tiffin Road (Ohio Route 53) and Township Road 1020 on Fremont-Tiffin Road. This marker is located adjacent to the Ohio Historical Marker, for Fort Seneca and beneath the P.M. Gillmor, Community Park, directional sign. Touch for map. Marker is
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
View of the historical marker adjacent to the "Fort Seneca" historical marker.
at or near this postal address: 5865 Fremont-Tiffin Rd, Tiffin OH 44883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Seneca (here, next to this marker); Native American Habitation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Noble (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tiffin Train Depot / Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 6.3 miles away); Camp Ball (approx. 6.4 miles away); Fort Ball (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type A) 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, 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. This particular marker is one of the type A markers of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series.

Originally, back in 1930, according to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report, there were erected some 168 of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type A, markers. To date, I know of only 3 of these type A markers that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database (markers A95, A96, and A1340). A large number of them are presently missing, but this particular marker is one of the few remaining type A, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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 November 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 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 15, 2017
3. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
View of the marker, as it appears in 2017, looking south along State Route 53.
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 15, 2017
4. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
A close-up view of the marker, as it appears in 2017, looking south along State Route 53, towards Battle Island.
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 15, 2017
5. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
View of the marker, as it appears in 2017, looking north along State Route 53.
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 13, 2019
6. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
An updated view looking north along State Route 53, towards Fremont, Ohio, where Brady's Island is located.
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 13, 2019
7. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
An updated view looking south along State Route 53, towards Battle Island.
to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 13, 2019
8. to Brady's Island / to Battle Island Marker
A more distant view of the marker, looking south along State Route 53.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
9. 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
10. 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 (just like our featured marker), the marker in the middle is a type C, and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,263 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7, 8. submitted on June 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   9. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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