Near Erie in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"War" With Happy Ending
Intense rivalry between the settlers of the two states fanned a controversy near flame. Original U. S. surveys had put in Monroe County the mouth of the Maumee River around which Toledo was taking form. When Ohio started the Miami Canal it obtained from Congress a new survey which showed these lands in Ohio.
Months of disturbance ensued. Ohio partisans were seized on the contested frontier and tried in the Monroe County Court House. Militia of both states rushed to the border but never fought.
The "war" ended with Michigan accepting the Upper Peninsula in exchange for the Toledo strip of Monroe County and with the admission of Michigan to statehood in 1837.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 41° 46.886′ N, 83° 30.225′ W. Marker is near Erie, Michigan, in Monroe CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9125 South Dixie Highway, Erie MI 48133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph Sur La Baie (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Banner Oak School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Luna Pier Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Michigan-Ohio Boundary Survey 50th Anniversary (approx. 4 miles away); State Line (approx. 4 miles away in Ohio); Luna Pier War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Howard Pinkley (approx. 4.6 miles away in Ohio); Lucas County Civil War Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
Also see . . .
1. Toledo War. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Toledo War. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.