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Near Hepburn in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford

 
 
Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2009
1. Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker
Inscription. County Road 265 follows an old Indian trail which connected the Wyandot villages at Upper Sandusky with the Shawnee Mac-o-chee towns to the southwest. Many wigwams were pitched near this Scioto River ford during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Soldiers (during the War of 1812), settlers, and stagecoach passengers later followed this route.
 
Erected 1988 by The Country Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number #4-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.15′ N, 83° 29.998′ W. Marker is near Hepburn, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 265 and County Road 146, on the right when traveling north on County Road 265. Touch for map. South of Pfeiffer Station, along the banks of the Scioto River and shoulder of C.R. 265, east of Kenton. Marker is in this post office area: Kenton OH 43326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler Tavern (approx. mile away); Six Points, Goshen Township (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park
Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2009
2. Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker
View of historical marker along the east side of the roadway, on the south side of the bridge over the Scioto River.
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Hardin County New Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jacob Parrott (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hardin County Ohio Civil War Soldier Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Hardin County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hardin County Korean War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 5, 2009
3. Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker
View of historical marker located at the northeast corner of the intersection of County Road 265 and County Road 219, in Hardin County.
Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
4. Old Sandusky Trail and Shawnee Ford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on October 3, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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