Ohio’s State Route 69 was a highway in western Ohio, starting to the east of Dayton and continuing up to the Maumee River southwest of Toledo. The route’s amusing number led to quite a lot of its signs being stolen. So much so that in 1969, the Ohio highway department ruined the fun by renumbering the entire thing as an extension of nearby SR-235. This is the number the road has borne ever since, with no trace of its former identity as SR-69.
Our Ohio State Route 69 marker is made to the exact standards used by the state of Ohio for its state highway signs between 1952 and 1962. We’ve recreated this sign with painstaking precision to ensure it looks just like the ones that were supposed to be found along State Route 69 so many years ago. It’s a great way to step back in time to the 1950s and ’60s in western Ohio. Or, you know, just laugh at the silly number.
Our Ohio State Route 69 sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It has a non-reflective but glossy finish, ensuring you’ll be able to admire it for years to come. It’s also weatherproof enough to be installed outdoors! We’ve also included two pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. We offer it in the following sizes:
- 11⅞ in. × 12¼ in.
- 15¾ in. × 16⅜ in. (the size of the signs as posted in the field)
- 23⅝ in. × 24⅝ in.
- 35½ in. × 36⅞ in.
We can, of course, make this sign with any number you might want on it! We can also make a state route marker for any state, from any era! And we can make Interstate and US route shields, directional signs, city limit signs…whatever you might have your heart set on! Don’t see it on our site? Just contact Jake to place a custom order.