Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Main headquarters of General
William H. Harrison's army in
the War of 1812.
Many of his soldiers who
died in battle are buried in
this courthouse yard.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C481.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. 40° 49.649′ N, 83° 16.879′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Sandusky Avenue (Ohio Route 53) and E. Wyandot Avenue (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on S. Sandusky Avenue. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in downtown Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on the northwest corner of the front lawn of the Wyandot County courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle Island (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
More about this marker. There is a related historical marker regarding Fort Ferrre, located 1,000 feet to the east, on the old Lincoln Highway (modern day US 30), on the original site of the fort.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System.
Back in 2008, while I was attempting to post as many War of 1812 related markers as I could find, in preparation for the approaching Bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, I began to discover (quite be accident) the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. As I started to read about this network of markers, that was originally erected back in 1930 as part of Ohio's 150 year celebration of its involvement in the American Revolutionary War, I came to realize that it was also a potentially excellent source of historical markers that featured information regarding Ohio's role in the War of 1812. The Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC) had published a 1931 planning report that listed all of the historical markers that had been commissioned to
Unfortunately I soon discovered that there were more of these 1930 era markers that were missing than what had survived. So that made it all the more satisfying each time that I was able to discover, and post on the Historical Marker database, a surviving ORMC marker.
Well the Bicentennial Celebration of the War of 1812 has come and gone, and the focus is no longer on rushing to discover and post all of Ohio's War of 1812 related historical markers. So in the spirit of taking the time to relax and to smell the roses, that's just what I have been doing with the ORMC markers. In doing so, I noticed something about these markers that I had completely overlooked before.
To the best of my knowledge, of the 70 some ORMC, Type C, markers, that were originally erected back in 1930, there are 23 that are still standing. Of the 23 ORMC, Type C, markers that are still standing, only 16 of them still have the marker's unique silhouette art work attached to the top of the marker.
It is my impression, that the ORMC markers, were the only marker series ever commissioned in the state of Ohio that had silhouette art work attached across the top of each marker.
So, having now come to better appreciate the significance of this rare silhouette art work feature, I have decided to try and go back to each of these surviving 16 markers, and to better feature and record for the historical record, the silhouettes on each of these surviving ORMC markers.
— Submitted April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • War of 1812 •
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