Remarkable Ohio


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ALERT: Marker given non-Portage County #3-66. It will be corrected to #19-67 when possible. Please note that this marker (or an earlier version of it) may have been stolen. If someone offers it for sale, please ask seller to return it to the Ohio History Connection as soon as possible.

19-67 The Chillicothe Turnpike

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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Aurora Landmark Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: S. Chillicothe Road, 
Location: SE corner of S Chillicothe Road and E Garfield Road/OH 82
Latitude: 41.3172430
Longitude: -81.3452860