Near Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree
Ohio's Revolutionary Memorial Trail
—Harrison's March 1813 —
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Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number A147.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
Location. 40° 43.897′ N, 83° 12.106′ W. Marker is near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on County Route 113 south of County Route 126, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Nothing remains of this marker, but according to my vehicle's odometer this marker site is exactly 8.0 miles south of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker for Fort Ferree. However, the fact Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Sandusky Plains (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 7½ miles away); Historic Salem Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 7.6 miles away); Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
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, 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, A147, which is listed on page 62 of the 1931, Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's Planning Report.
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 May 9, 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 May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. (Submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System Markers
This particular Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (ORMC), Type A marker, once helped to mark the military marches of General Harrison during the War of 1812. According to the ORMC 1931 Planning Report (see page 62), it was used on the portion of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System that connected Upper Sandusky to Marion. 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 23, but today, in this particular location, it is County Route 113.
Along some portions of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System, it is difficult to identify the probable location of these markers because the roadways of 1930 are so much different from the present day roadways. Many of the original roadways have been re-routed or by-passed, or in some cases given new route number designations. Such is
So in order to locate the probable location of this particular marker I had to first determine which roadways, through Wyandot County, were part of the 1930 era US 23. Fortunately, however, I had the help of Wyandot County Commissioner, Bill Clinger, who as a child use to travel with his parents along the old US 23, from their farm in Marion County, to visit with his grandmother in Wyandot County. So with his help I was able to follow the original roadways, from Upper Sandusky, to the probable site of this marker.
Unfortunately, today there is no physical evidence that would indicate exactly where this particular missing marker was situated along this rural roadway, that parallels modern day US 23 in this location.
— Submitted May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.