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ALERT: This marker was inadvertently given a non-Portage County number, 3-66. It will be corrected to 19-67 when possible.

Title, side A
The Chillicothe Turnpike
Text, side A
The Chillicothe Turnpike stimulated the growth of Aurora Center, Aurora's first commercial area. Established in 1802 by Benjamin Tappan, the road also precipitated the development of Kirtland, Chester, Russell and Bainbridge, provided access to land-locked properties, and linked distant towns from Lake Erie to Ohio's first capital in Chillicothe. In Aurora, the Chillicothe Turnpike turned southwest towards Hudson and continued southward over the boundary of the Western Reserve.
S. Chillicothe Road
Aurora, OH 44202
SE corner of S Chillicothe Road and E Garfield Road/OH 82
Latitude: 41.3172430, Longitude: -81.3452860.
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