Salt and Hunting Trails

Salt and Hunting Trails (HMGFY)

Location: South Bloomingville, OH 43152 Hocking County
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N 39° 24.789', W 82° 38.663'

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Modern roads often have their precedents in much older thoroughfares. Two ancient paths once converged near this point. As late as the 1700s, the Salt Trail guided Native Americans from the upper Scioto Valley plains past Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, and Ash Cave to the salt springs in present-day Jackson County to obtain this precious commodity. The alignment of this path parallels State Route 56 from South Bloomingville and then turns southward along Narrows Road through the Salt Creek valley. An important Shawnee hunting trail extended from the Chillicothe area to the wooded hills in this region, which abounded in elk, buffalo, black bear, deer, and wild turkey. Route 56 from Ash Cave to Laurelville closely follows this trail.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-37
Year Placed2000
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Hocking County Tourism Association, Wyandot Land Company, Wyandot Woods, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 358437 N 4363915
Decimal Degrees39.41315000, -82.64438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.789', W 82° 38.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 47.34" N, 82° 38' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22917 Co Rd 184, South Bloomingville OH 43152, US
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