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Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Zane's Trace

 
 
Zane's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
1. Zane's Trace Marker
Inscription.  
Colonel Ebenezer Zane played a major role in the development of Ohio, a role that helped place it on the path to statehood. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and experienced road builder, he received permission from Congress in 1796 to build a road into the Northwest Territory, which would be called Zane's Trace. In exchange for his work, Zane received land grants where the trace would cross the Muskingum, Hocking, and Scioto rivers. The trace began in Wheeling, West Virginia (then Virginia) and ended at Limestone, Kentucky (present-day Maysville) on the Ohio River. Opening in 1797, it brought settlement into Ohio, including Lancaster. Its route crossed the playground area of East Elementary from the northeast corner of today's playground to the southwest corner, lot #18, East Addition, as recorded on an 1897 map of Lancaster.
 
Erected 2010 by East Elementary and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
Zane's Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
2. Zane's Trace Marker
East School in background.
Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 42.913′ N, 82° 35.128′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Wheeling Street and Eastwood Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Wheeling Street. Marker is near the entrance to East Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 751 East Wheeling Street, Lancaster OH 43130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maple Street United Evangelical Chapel Cornerstone (approx. half a mile away); Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Mary's Church Centennial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Original Lancaster Methodist's Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); Thomas Ewing House (approx. ¾ mile away); Giani-Mumaugh Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel Sifford House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zane's Trace. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Zane's Trace Marker at East School image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
3. Zane's Trace Marker at East School

2. Ebenezer Zane. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lancaster, Ohio. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. East Elementary School. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Route of Zane's Trace image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
4. Route of Zane's Trace
Looking SW through East School playground.
East School Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
5. East School Entrance
At East School Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 15, 2010
6. At East School Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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