Oldtown in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The famous gauntlet run by Simon Kenton in 1778 was from Sextons Hill to the Council House which stood 30 rods west of this site.
Erected 1906 by Charlie Greene Chapter DAR.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 39° 43.726′ N, 83° 56.22′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on U.S. 68 0.1 miles south of Brush Row Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the Tecumseh Motel in Oldtown, about one mile north of Xenia and using the Xenia zip code. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1575 US Route 68 North, Xenia OH 45385, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Daniel Boone (here, next to this marker); Site of Old Chillicothe (here, next to this marker); Ten Kentucky Soldiers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); U Mkvwalamakufewa Tikvmfa / Memorial to Tecumtha (a few steps from this marker); The Bullskin Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenton's Gantlet [Gauntlet] (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); The Sexton Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Tecumseh (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
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