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Xenia Road Marker Located In Edenton, Route 727
Photo Taken : 1927

Clermont County

Xenia  Road /
Bullskin Trace

The Stone Monument In This Adjacent Field Commemorates The Bullskin Trace
An Old Indian Trail By Daniel Boone To Escape The Shawnee Indians In 1778

Used By Soldiers Of General Amthony Wayne's Army In 1793
It Was Made The Xenia State Road In 1807
Used To Hall Ammunition And Supplies To Admiral Perry's Fleet On Lake Erie
During The War Of 1812

The Road Served As Part Of The Underground Railroad That Was Traveled By Slaves
To Reach Freedom

The Monument Was Constructed By William Blanchard From Stones Collected By
Residents Of Wayne Township

Dedicated In 1927 By The Willing Workers And Others Of Edenton And Blanchester D. A. R
Daughters Of The American Revolution


The Bullskin Trail
The Bullskin Trail is also known by many other names, including: Bullskin Trace, Xenia Trail, or Xenia Trace.
The location of the south end of the trail was at the present intersection of Ohio 133 and US 52.
The north end was approximately 3 miles north of Xenia.
When going by Old Town it took a new name.

The trail had been created by the migration of buffalo and other animals to the salt licks.
The Battle of Grassy Run was fought near the trail to the north of Williamsburg.
Eventually it headed north to Edenton where a monument is located to commemorate the trail.
Behind the trail you can notice a change in the ground between rows of trees.

The trail was used by Daniel Boone to escape from the Shawnee Indians.
Isaac Blanchard used the trail to transport supplies and goods during the War of 1812.
The trail was also a big part of the underground railroad

Richard Crawford, former Historian of Clermont County, notes that the trail was designed as one of Ohio's first state roads in February 1807.
It was to be cleared 20 feet wide and the underbrush was not to be over one foot high.
Swampy and wet places were covered by logs to make them passable.



Unknown Cememtery Location

IN  THIS  CEMETERY  IS  BURIED

WILLIAM  SLONE

REVOLUTIONERY  WAR  SOLDIER

BUGLER  IN  GENERAL  WAYNE'S  ARMY

AT  THE  BATTLE  OF

FALLEN TIMBERS 1794

FIRST  SETTLER  IN  WAYNE  TOWNSHIP
CLERMONT COUNTY

 

ERECTED  BY  HIS  DESCENDANTS

1927