The Old Territorial Road

The Old Territorial Road (HMIGM)

Location: Berkey, OH 43504 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 42.919', W 83° 50.394'

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The earliest improved public road west from Lake Erie to the Indiana border, the Territorial-Indiana Road was built by the U.S. Government in 1834-1835 through the Cottonwood Swamp, then a major obstacle to travel. It ran parallel to the Harris Line, the northern boundary of a narrow strip of land contested by Ohio and Michigan from 1803 until 1836, when Ohio annexed it following the "Toledo War." Completion of the 110-mile road gave farmers and settlers much improved access to markets and new western lands. It became the Indiana Plank Road in 1848 and later Sylvania-Metamora Road. The Toledo and Western Electric Railway's parallel right-of-way was completed in 1902.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number33-48
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Berkey , and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 263749 N 4622066
Decimal Degrees41.71531667, -83.83990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.919', W 83° 50.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 55.14" N, 83° 50' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5787-5799 N Berkey Southern Rd, Berkey OH 43504, US
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