Trails / The Kanawha Trail

Trails / The Kanawha Trail (HMGG1)

Location: Jackson, OH 45640 Jackson County
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N 39° 3.176', W 82° 38.301'

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Side A: Trails
Plunging herds of buffalo seeking salt licks and grazing lands wore trails through the Ohio Country when it was an Indian no-man's land. Later, Indians found the same trails suitable for their needs.

The tawny paths were highways as well as highest ways. Indians found ridges and summits superior to valleys for trails because they were drier, wind-swept of snow, never clogged by flood debris and safer.

Side B: The Kanawha Trail
Here Shawnee warriors, intent on raiding Virginia frontier settlements, passed on the Kanawha Trail. Fur traders used this route for their pelt-laden pack trains. Colonel Andrew Lewis led his mauled but victorious militia over the trace in 1774.

The trail extended north from the Kanawha River valley, across the Gallipolis flats through the present towns of Rio Grande, Centerville, Remple, Jackson, and Kingston to Circleville and the famous Scioto Trail.
HM NumberHMGG1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number2-40
Year Placed1965
Placed ByDivision of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 358234 N 4323927
Decimal Degrees39.05293333, -82.63835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.176', W 82° 38.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 10.56" N, 82° 38' 18.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175 E Main St, Jackson OH 45640, US
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