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Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 

—Hull-Winchester Marches —

 
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Inscription.
Ohio's
Revolutionary
Memorial
Trail

Text on North Side :

Hull-Winchester Marches
1812 • Marches • 1813
- - - - -
5
Miles to
Hull's
Crossing

Text on South Side :

Hull-Winchester
1812 • Marches • 1813
- - - - -
25
Miles to
River
Raisin

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A84.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 34.547′ N, 83° 37.375′ W. Marker was in Maumee, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was at the intersection of River Road and South Detroit Avenue, on the right when traveling north on River Road. Touch for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker site is exactly 4.7 miles north of the site of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker for Hull's Crossing. Marker was in this post office area: Maumee OH 43537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2016
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View of the intersection looking north, with River Road continuing off in a northeasterly direction, and Detroit Avenue continuing off in a more northernly direction. The ORMC, Type A, marker probably would have been located to the right of the roadway, where the directional roadway arrows are presently situated.
walking distance of this location. The Great Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indian Wars (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Miamis (approx. ¼ mile away); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Miamis (approx. ¼ mile away); Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Lucas County Children's Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); British Betray Indian Allies (approx. 0.3 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 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, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected
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By Dale K. Benington, April 4, 2016
3. to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin Marker
View looking south along Detroit Avenue, at the intersection with River Road, where the ORMC, Type A marker was located.
various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of 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. This particular marker is one of the type A markers of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series.

Originally, back in 1930, according to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report, there were erected 168 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type A, markers (see page 54). To date, I know of only 3 of these type A markers that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database (markers A95, A96, and A1340). A large number of them are presently missing, including this particular marker.
 
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 April 2, 2016, 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 April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
By By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
4. 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 (just like our missing marker), the marker in the middle is a type C, and the marker on the right is a type B.
. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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