Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1797 Portage Path Survey
Trail Stones Identify Portage Path
This series of flat stones has been laid on the ground to mark the actual trail of the Portage Path as it was surveyed by Moses Warren in 1797. From here, the trail winds southwest and then southerly and up the hill through the park. Then North Portage Path and South Portage Path streets generally follow the trail, which continues south across Perkins Park and Wooster Avenue. From there Manchester Road for the most part follows the trail to the original bank of the Tuscarawas River a total distance of 8 miles.
Erected 2002 by Summit County Historical Society, City of Akron, and Metro Parks Serving Summit County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 41° 7.983′ N, 81° 32.883′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Portage Path and Merriman Road, on the right when traveling north on Portage Path. Marker is at the Portage Path North Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Akron OH 44313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Portage Path Connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River (here, next to this marker); Yeck Family Portage Path North Terminus Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Old Portage Path (a few steps from this marker); Portage Path North Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of Fort McIntosh Boundary Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gate Lodge, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (approx. 1.1 miles away); Astronaut Judith Resnik (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chestnut Hill Veterans Memorial Garden (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
Also see . . .
1. Portage Path. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Moses Warren Letters at the University of Michigan. (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,071 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.