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Lake Erie was a principal avenue of transportation for Indians and frontiersmen alike. The Lake Trail, a heavily used Indian path, ran along the south shore of the lake. Originally, the trail was used by the Iroquois. Later other Indians and settlers found it provided access to the Ohio country.
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=== Route  ===
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The '''Lake Trail''' or '''Lake Shore Path''' went southwest from [[Buffalo, New York]] along the southern shore of Lake Erie to [[Cleveland, Ohio]], and then west to [[Sandusky County, Ohio]] where it became part of the [[Great Trail]] or Great Path.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 850. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The counties along the '''''Lake Shore Path''''' route (east to west) were as follows:<ref name="HBG" />
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'''New York'''
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:*[[Erie County, New York Genealogy|Erie]]
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:*[[Chautauqua County, New York Genealogy|Chautauqua]]
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'''Pennsylvania'''
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:*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Erie]]
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'''Ohio'''
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:*[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula]]
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:*[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]]
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:*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]]
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:*[[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]]
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:*[[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]]
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:*[[Sandusky County, Ohio Genealogy|Sandusky]]
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=== References  ===
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{{New York|New York}} {{Ohio|Ohio}} {{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}
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[[Category:US_Migration_Trails_and_Roads]] [[Category:New York Migration Routes]] [[Category:Ohio Migration Routes]] [[Category:Pennsylvania Migration Routes]]

Latest revision as of 08:57, 10 April 2018

Route[edit | edit source]

The Lake Trail or Lake Shore Path went southwest from Buffalo, Erie County, New York Genealogy along the southern shore of Lake Erie to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy, and then west to Sandusky County, Ohio Genealogy where it became part of the Great Trail or Great Path.[1]

The counties along the Lake Shore Path route (east to west) were as follows:[1]

New York

Pennsylvania

Ohio

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 850. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.