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<p>In 1823, the United States Congress gave the State of Ohio approximately sixty thousand acres of Congress Lands. This grant became known as the Maumee Road Lands.</p>  
 
<p>In 1823, the United States Congress gave the State of Ohio approximately sixty thousand acres of Congress Lands. This grant became known as the Maumee Road Lands.</p>  
 
<p>The reason for the exchange of the Maumee Road Lands was to help facilitate the construction of a road from the Maumee River in Northwestern Ohio to the western border of the Connecticut Western Reserve in North Central Ohio. At this time, white Americans were increasingly moving into Northwestern Ohio. The United States government had formerly granted this land to Indians under the Treaty of Greeneville (1795), but in succeeding years, the government had negotiated treaties to relocate these natives further west. Completion of this road helped to speed settlement of the region.</p>
 
<p>The reason for the exchange of the Maumee Road Lands was to help facilitate the construction of a road from the Maumee River in Northwestern Ohio to the western border of the Connecticut Western Reserve in North Central Ohio. At this time, white Americans were increasingly moving into Northwestern Ohio. The United States government had formerly granted this land to Indians under the Treaty of Greeneville (1795), but in succeeding years, the government had negotiated treaties to relocate these natives further west. Completion of this road helped to speed settlement of the region.</p>
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Revision as of 14:53, 23 May 2013

In 1823, the United States Congress gave the State of Ohio approximately sixty thousand acres of Congress Lands. This grant became known as the Maumee Road Lands.

The reason for the exchange of the Maumee Road Lands was to help facilitate the construction of a road from the Maumee River in Northwestern Ohio to the western border of the Connecticut Western Reserve in North Central Ohio. At this time, white Americans were increasingly moving into Northwestern Ohio. The United States government had formerly granted this land to Indians under the Treaty of Greeneville (1795), but in succeeding years, the government had negotiated treaties to relocate these natives further west. Completion of this road helped to speed settlement of the region.

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References

  1. Pearson, F.B., and J.D. Harlor. Ohio History Sketches. Columbus, OH: Fred J. Heer, 1903.