Near Erie in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
“War” With Happy Ending
Intense rivalry between the settlers of the two states fanned a controversy near flame. Original U. S. surveys had put in Monroe County the mouth of the Maumee River around which Toledo was taking form. When Ohio started the Miami Canal it obtained from Congress a new survey which showed these lands in Ohio.
Months of disturbance ensued. Ohio partisans were seized on the contested frontier and tried in the Monroe County Court House. Militia of both states rushed to the border but never fought.
The "war" ended with Michigan accepting the Upper Peninsula in exchange for the Toledo strip of Monroe County and with the admission of Michigan to statehood in 1837.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 46.886′ N, 83° 30.225′ W. Marker is near Erie, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Dixie Highway 0.1 miles north of East Temperance Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located several miles north of the Ohio-Michigan Border, along the west side of a rural highway, in Erie Township, Michigan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9125 South Dixie Highway, Erie MI 48133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Michigan-Ohio Boundary Survey 50th Anniversary (approx. 4 miles away); State Line (approx. 4 miles away in Ohio); Canal Terminus / Manhattan (approx. 6½ miles away in Ohio); Peter Navarre (approx. 6.8 miles away in Ohio); The Great Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away in Ohio); Michigan: Historic Crossroads / Michigan: Twenty-Sixth State (approx. 7.6 miles away); James B. Steedman (approx. 7.7 miles away in Ohio); Private Mark Wood (approx. 7.8 miles away in Ohio).
Also see . . .
1. Toledo War. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Toledo War. (Submitted on July 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
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