Jackson in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Trails / The Kanawha Trail
Side A: Trails
Plunging herds of buffalo seeking salt licks and grazing lands wore trails through the Ohio Country when it was an Indian no-man's land. Later, Indians found the same trails suitable for their needs.
The tawny paths were highways as well as highest ways. Indians found ridges and summits superior to valleys for trails because they were drier, wind-swept of snow, never clogged by flood debris and safer.
Side B: The Kanawha Trail
Here Shawnee warriors, intent on raiding Virginia frontier settlements, passed on the Kanawha Trail. Fur traders used this route for their pelt-laden pack trains. Colonel Andrew Lewis led his mauled but victorious militia over the trace in 1774.
The trail extended north from the Kanawha River valley, across the Gallipolis flats through the present towns of Rio Grande, Centerville, Remple, Jackson, and Kingston to Circleville and the famous Scioto Trail.
Erected 1965 by Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-40.)
Topics and series. This Exploration • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
Location. 39° 3.176′ N, 82° 38.301′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 93) and Portsmouth Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 E Main Street, Jackson OH 45640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 53rd O.V.I. Regiment / Camp Diamond (within shouting distance of this marker); The Scioto Salt Licks / The Scioto Salt Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Apple Orchards in Jackson County / The Jackson County Apple Festival (about 300 feet away); James A. Rhodes (about 300 feet away); John Wesley Powell / Morgan's Raid in Jackson, 1863 (about 500 feet away); McKinley Park / William McKinley (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Cemetery / Major John James (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,707 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.