Zane's Trace

Zane's Trace (HMNFC)

Location: Lancaster, OH 43130 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.913', W 82° 35.128'

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Colonel Ebenezer Zane played a major role in the development of Ohio, a role that helped place it on the path to statehood. A veteran of the Revolutionary War and experienced road builder, he received permission from Congress in 1796 to build a road into the Northwest Territory, which would be called Zane's Trace. In exchange for his work, Zane received land grants where the trace would cross the Muskingum, Hocking, and Scioto rivers. The trace began in Wheeling, West Virginia (then Virginia) and ended at Limestone, Kentucky (present-day Maysville) on the Ohio River. Opening in 1797, it brought settlement into Ohio, including Lancaster. Its route crossed the playground area of East Elementary from the northeast corner of today's playground to the southwest corner, lot #18, East Addition, as recorded on an 1897 map of Lancaster.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number8-23
Year Placed2010
Placed ByEast Elementary and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 364101 N 4397351
Decimal Degrees39.71521667, -82.58546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.913', W 82° 35.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 54.78" N, 82° 35' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751 E Wheeling St, Lancaster OH 43130, US
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