Near Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail
— Harrison's March 1813 —
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Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A147.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Roads & Vehicles • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
Location. 40° 43.897′ N, 83° 12.106′ W. Marker is near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on County Route 113 south of County Route 126, on the right when traveling south. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker site is exactly Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brush Ridge Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Sandusky Plains (approx. 5.7 miles away); Upper Sandusky (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 7˝ miles away); Harrison Smith Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away); Robbins Post No. 91 G.A.R. Grove (approx. 7˝ miles away); Co. B 2nd O.V.I. Veterans Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
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
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, A147, which is listed on page 62 of the 1931, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's Planning Report.
Also see . . . Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. (Submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System Markers
This particular Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC), Type A marker, once helped to mark the military marches of General Harrison during the War of 1812. According to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report (see page 62), it was used on the portion of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System that connected Upper Sandusky to Marion. According to the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trails cartographic map, that was issued by the ORMC in 1930, this marker was situated along the roadway that in 1930 was US 23, but today, in this particular location, it is County Route 113.
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. Such is the case for this particular marker, where the original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
So in order to locate the probable location of this particular marker I had to first determine which roadways, through Wyandot County, were part of the 1930 era US 23. Fortunately, however, I had the help of Wyandot County Commissioner, Bill Clinger, who as a child use to travel with his parents along the old US 23, from their farm in Marion County, to visit with his grandmother in Wyandot County. So with his help I was able to follow the original roadways, from Upper Sandusky, to the probable site of this marker.
Unfortunately, today there is no physical evidence that would indicate exactly where this particular missing marker was situated along this rural roadway, that parallels modern day US 23 in this location.
— Submitted May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.