Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan - Ohio State Line
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Text on North Side :
1812 Marches 1813
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Text on South Side :
1812 Marches 1813
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Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A86.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 43.855′ N, 83° 31.885′ W. Marker was in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was on North Detroit Avenue south of Benore Road, on the right when traveling north. Nothing remains of this Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Toledo OH 43612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Historic Banner Oak School (approx. 1.6 miles away in Michigan); Howard Pinkley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Washington Township Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Toledo (approx. 2.7 miles away); Peter Navarre (approx. 3.1 miles away); Point Place Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Overland Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
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 168 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type A, markers (see page 54). 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, including this particular marker.
Also see . . . Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. Historical Marker Project website entry (Submitted on March 10, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System.
This particular Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC), Type A marker, once helped to mark the military marches of General Hull and General Winchester during the War of 1812. According to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report (see page 64), it was used on the portion of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System that connected the Indiana State Line to the
Back in 1930, when this marker was originally erected, US 25 was most likely a two lane roadway, whereas today, it is a four lane roadway. But other than that, it would "seem" that very little has changed with this fairly remote segment of roadway since 1930.
Along some portions of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System, it is difficult to identify the probable location of these markers because the roadways of 1930 are so much different from the present day roadways. Many of the original roadways have been re-routed or by-passed, or in some cases given new route number designations, all of which made locating the original sites of these ORMC markers even more difficult. However, for this particular ORMC marker, because the marker was situated right at the state line, I had a constant to use that had remained in place since the marker was originally erected in 1930.
I would like to add that I located, right where I supposed that the ORMC marker had been situated, what appears to be the bottom portion of a cement support post, broken off right at ground level. It appears to made
— Submitted April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.