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Near Houston in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Harmar Military Trail

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
1. General Harmar Military Trail Marker
Inscription.
Gen. Harmar
Military Trail~1790
— —
About 300 feet north
James Thatcher, first
Shelby County settler,
built his cabin - 1805.

 
Erected by Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 15.408′ N, 84° 17.431′ W. Marker is near Houston, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Houston Road one mile west of Patterson-Halpin Road, on the left. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a very rural location, out in the middle of nowhere. It is easy to miss, especially in the summer when the area surrounding it becomes overgrown with vegetation. The marker is affixed to a large rock at ground level and surrounded by a low iron fence, on the north side of the road, about 300 feet west of the bridge crossing a nearby stream. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8033 Houston Road, Houston OH 45333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Brick House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hardin (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Hardin (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lockington Dam
General Harmar Military Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
2. General Harmar Military Trail Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Lockington Locks (approx. 4.5 miles away); Battle of Pickawillany (approx. 5.5 miles away); Pickawillany (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Johnston (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Josiah Harmar. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge" (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Josiah Harmar. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitarySettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
General Harmar Military Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
3. General Harmar Military Trail Marker
View of historical marker showing it in a location of significant vegetation growth.
General Harmar Military Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
4. General Harmar Military Trail Marker
View looking west, down Houston Road, of the historical marker in its location of significant vegetation in the right side of the picture.
General Harmar Military Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2010
5. General Harmar Military Trail Marker
View looking east, down Houston Road, with the historical marker seen in the brush and overgrowth to the extreme left of the picture (note, I had cleared away some of the vegetation and overgrowth to make the marker more visible in the picture).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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