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Headquarters of General William H. Harrison

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
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1. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
Inscription.
Site of Headquarters of
General William H. Harrison - 1813
»»««
Here, in the War of 1812,
he directed the formation of
his army for the campaign
against the British, resulting
in the victory of the Thames.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 57.625′ N, 83° 0.948′ W. Marker was in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker was at the intersection of West Broad Street (U.S. 40) and North Gift Street, on the right when traveling west on West Broad Street. Touch for map. This marker is missing from its location in front of the brick building located on West Broad Street that has been identified as being built on the site of General Harrison's War of 1812 encampment. Marker was at or near this postal address: 570 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Franklinton (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Franklinton
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
2. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
View looking west along West Broad Street, with a view of the brick house (on right) that was built atop General Harrison's War of 1812 encampment. The ORMC marker was probably about where the small tree by the red fire hydrant was located.
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Franklinton (a few steps from this marker); Lucas Sullivant Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Station / Macklin Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Franklinton Cemetery Archaeology (approx. 0.4 miles away); “In This Churchyard…” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Franklinton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. 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,
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
3. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
View looking east along West Broad Street, towards downtown Columbus. This portion of Broad Street was part of the 1930 Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System, which is why the marker would have been located very near here, probably about where the young tree is, close to the red fire hydrant.
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.

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, including this particular type C marker, which is listed on page 70 of the ORMC 1931 Planning Report.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on April 7, 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 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. 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 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
4. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
View of the probable marker site looking north along Gift Street. In the background, a plaque can be seen on the brick house, commemorating the site of General Harrison's encampment.
 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
5. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
Close-up view of the nearby plaque that commemorates this area as being the site of the War of 1812 encampment of General William Henry Harrison.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
6. Headquarters of General William H. Harrison Marker
A distant view of both the probable ORMC marker site (small tree by red fire hydrant) and the War of 1812 encampment site (general area where brick house is located).
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By Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission
7. 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 missing marker), and the marker on the right is a type B.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
8. 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 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2016.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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