Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
—Ohio Historical Marker —
After consolidation of the villages of Fort Lawrence and Vistula, the City of Toledo was incorporated in 1837. Originally named "Toledo" in 1833, the site became part of Ohio when the "Toledo War," a bloodless boundary conflict with Michigan, was resolved by Congress in 1836. Settlers were attracted by the commercial potential of the Maumee River, called "Miami of the Lake," and later the Miami-Erie Canal.
[Reverse Side of Marker, Facing North]:"Toledo"
With water and rail transportation, Toledo developed into a major trade center and world port. Before 1900, Toledo manufactured large numbers of bicycles and wagons. In this century, Toledo has become a major automotive manufacturing center. The glass industry was attracted to Toledo in 1888 by the discovery of natural gas south of the city. Since then, Toledo has been widely known as "Glass Capital of the World."
Erected 1987 by Toledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 39.291′ Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the median strip, on the west side of the intersection, in front of the multi-storied building that houses Toledo's municipal government. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43604, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucas County (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Port Lawrence / Fort Industry, 1805 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vistula Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Moses Fleetwood Walker (approx. half a mile away); The Oliver House (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Duncan Forsyth (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.