Maumee in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
— Hull-Winchester Marches —
Text on North Side :
1812 • Marches • 1813
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Text on South Side :
1812 • Marches • 1813
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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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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 (type A) 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 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. 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.