Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan - Ohio State Line
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
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 A86.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 41° 43.855′ N, 83° 31.885′ W. Marker was in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker was on North Detroit Avenue south of Benore Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but it originally was situated just south of the Ohio - Michigan border, most Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Peter Navarre (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Michigan-Ohio Boundary Survey 50th Anniversary (approx. 3½ miles away in Michigan); State Line (approx. 3½ miles away); "War" With Happy Ending (approx. 3.8 miles away in Michigan); Canal Terminus / Manhattan (was approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Private Mark Wood (approx. 4.2 miles away); George Duncan Forsyth (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
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 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 4, 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 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information (Submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System.
This particular Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC), Type A marker, once helped to mark the military marches of General Hull and General Winchester during the War of 1812. According to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report (see page 64), it was used on the portion of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System that connected the Indiana State Line to the Michigan State Line via Defiance, Napoleon, and Toledo. According to the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trails cartographic map, that was issued by the ORMC in 1930, this marker was situated along the roadway that in 1930 was US 25, but today, it is simply North Detroit Avenue.
Back in 1930, when this marker was originally erected, US 25 was most likely a two lane roadway, whereas today, it is a four lane roadway. But other than that, it would "seem" that very little has changed with this fairly remote segment of roadway since 1930.
Along some portions of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial
I would like to add that I located, right where I supposed that the ORMC marker had been situated, what appears to be the bottom portion of a cement support post, broken off right at ground level. It appears to made out of the same material, with very similar width dimensions, as the sole remaining support post for ORMC, type A marker A124, that is still standing at Hood Park, in downtown Perrysburg. I included a picture of the top of what I believe was the broken post segment.
— Submitted April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.