Near Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Here, at the Maumee Rapids,
Hull's army crossed on its
fateful march to Detroit.
Turkey Foot Rock
Where Chief Turkey Foot
died in battle, Aug. 1794.
Later a great Indian Shrine.
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 32.262′ N, 83° 41.876′ W. Marker was near Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker could be reached from North River Road 0 miles south of Jerome Road, on the right when traveling south. This historic marker was located just south of Sidecut Metro Park and east of the Fallen Timbers State Memorial, on the opposite side of the road from the Maumee River. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Maumee River Rapids (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers Turkey Foot Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers Battle Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen Timbers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fighting Forces (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maumee.
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) 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 of 1790 to 1795, 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.
Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker.
Regarding Hull's Crossing/Turkey Foot Rock. There are a number of photographs showing that Turkey Foot Rock was originally at this location, rather than its current location at the Fallen Timber State Memorial (see James L. Murphy's article entitled "The Flip Side of Turkey Foot Rock"). This marker would have been erected in 1930 when all of the other "Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail" markers were erected, but the exact date is not known. The marker and the rock were removed at some point in the recent past.
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. The flip side of Turkey Foot Rock. Jim Murphy, a retired Ohio State University librarian who has a master of science degree in geology from Case Western Reserve University, shares his research on the complicated history of Lucas County's Turkey Foot Rock (on an Adobe Acrobat Document format). (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Hull's Road. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Real Turkey Foot Rock
I am very interested in communicating about turkey foot rock. This is the first evidence that I have found to back up a story I heard, and followed to the "real" turkey foot rock. Please email me if anyone is interested
Editor's Note: If anyone has information that would help Ms. Axtell with the background story of Turkey Foot Rock, you may contact her through the editors.
— Submitted September 9, 2010, by Roberta Axtell of Toledo,, Ohio.
Categories. • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,449 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 12, 2010. 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.