Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

33-48 The Old Territorial Road

Side A: 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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Berkey , and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Near 12353 Sylvania-Metamora Road, 
Location: SW corner of OH 295 & Sylvania-Metamora Road
Latitude: 41.7153750
Longitude: -83.8399080