Obscure U.S. Civil Wars – The Toledo War (1835-1836)

Disputed_Toledo_Strip

Here is another United States “civil war” or boundary dispute that portended a fierce and future college football rivalry.  This one was between Ohio and Michigan.

Ohio became a sovereign state of the United States in 1803.  Michigan, still a territory in 1835, would soon petition for statehood.  As with last week’s “Honey War” between Iowa and Missouri, this conflict had its basis in another misunderstanding of geographic features – this time the Great Lakes.

This article is no longer available at this site.  However, it will be enhanced and published later in a future issue of Digging History Magazine, our new monthly digital publication available by individual purchase or subscription.  To see what the magazine is all about you can preview issues at our YouTube ChannelSubscriptions are affordable, safe and easy to purchase and the best deal for getting your “history fix” every month.

Leave a Comment