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Oldtown in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Chillicothe

 
 
Old Chillicothe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
1. Old Chillicothe Marker
Inscription. This stone marks the site of Old Chillicothe, the principal town of the Shawnees Indians, Tecumseh chief.

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
Old Chillicothe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
2. Old Chillicothe Marker
(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 AmericansNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Old Chillicothe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., November 14, 2008
3. Old Chillicothe Marker
Among five markers at the motel, partially blocked from sight by telephone pole.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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