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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio Military Trails

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
1. Ohio Military Trails Marker
Inscription.  
Approximately at this point
two Ohio military trails
branched. Reading Road fol-
lows the marches of Bowman,
Clark, Harmar, Harrison, Clay
and Shelby, 1779 - 1812.
Central Parkway follows the
route of St. Clair and Wayne,
1791 - 1793.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.461′ N, 84° 30.665′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on East Central Parkway (U.S. 42) near Main Street, in the median. This historical marker is located in the downtown district, at the western end of the median strip, on the same block as the Hamilton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Roads (here, next to this marker); Cincinnati Riots of 1884 / Sheriff Morton Lytle Hawkins (about
Ohio Military Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
2. Ohio Military Trails Marker
View of historical marker looking east down East Central Parkway.
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Blackwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (approx. mile away); The Athenaeum (approx. mile away); Piatt Park (approx. mile away); Fuldner Mortuary (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
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, and presumed to be permanently lost.

Of the 20 some original markers that have been included in the historical marker database only a small number of them have the original art work, sometimes referred to as silhouettes, across the top of the historical marker. This is a feature that makes these markers quite unique from most other historical markers. This "Ohio Military Trails" marker is one of those very few markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 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 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Ohio Military Trails, ORMC Marker, C-62. This is a link to information provided by the "Ohio Memory" records. (Submitted on March 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories.
Ohio Military Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
3. Ohio Military Trails Marker
View of historical marker looking west along East Main Street.
Roads & VehiclesWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Ohio Military Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
4. Ohio Military Trails Marker
View from the south side of the street of the historical marker situated at the western end of the center median strip.
Ohio Military Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
5. Ohio Military Trails Marker
Ohio Military Trails Marker image. Click for more information.
Image courtesy of the Ohio History Connection, circa 1930s
6. Ohio Military Trails Marker
For additional information at the "Ohio Memory" records regarding both the Ohio Military Trails and this marker,
Click for more information.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
7. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
8. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 

More. Search the internet for Ohio Military Trails.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on March 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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