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Near Plain City in Madison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Indian Trail

Post Road, St Rt 161

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 11, 2012
1. Old Indian Trail Marker
close up, showing text
Inscription.

Old Indian Trail

blazed by Chief Tecumseh

later used by Pony Express
and became Post Road
this ground was cleared in 1809
by well known pioneer
Richard Taylor
 
Erected 1941 by Ohio Society Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Location. 40° 6.433′ N, 83° 15.383′ W. Marker is near Plain City, Ohio, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Road (Ohio Route 161) and Old 161 (County Route 308), on the right when traveling west on Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7334 Butler Ave, Plain City OH 43064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua Ewing (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); Jerome Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); New California Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Unionville Center (approx. 4.9 miles away); Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks / Charles Warren Fairbanks Birthplace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Darby Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Darby Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 11, 2012
2. Old Indian Trail Marker
full view of boulder, with plaque
some of this text may be a little “exaggerated”
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Indian Trail Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 11, 2012
3. Old Indian Trail Marker site
boulder can be seen at cross roads, just east of Darby Creek bridge. Butler Avenue runs to the northwest, off St Rt 161
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 11, 2012
4. Old Indian Trail
former route of the trail, along the east bank of Darby Creek. Modern St Rt 161 has been straightened. The boulder is opposite the point where the old and new alignments meet at the bridge.
Old Indian Trail image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 11, 2012
5. Old Indian Trail
Butler Avenue is the continuation of the original route along Big Darby Creek, to the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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