Flashback Minis: Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike Ledger

The Trumbull County Historical Society has a ledger filled with names of travelers. The book was used to document the use of the Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike, now commonly known as Mahoning Avenue.

Built in 1818, the toll road went from downtown Warren to Ashtabula at a cost of 1 cent per mile.

The Warren-Ashtabula Turnpike left a lasting mark on Ohio’s history. Prior to the Civil War, the route was called “The Road to Freedom” due to its use with the Underground Railroad.

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