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West Lafayette in Coshocton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Koquechagachton

Chief White Eyes

 
 
Koquechagachton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
1. Koquechagachton Marker
Inscription. In the early 1770s, Chief White Eyes (Koquechagachton) of the Delaware tribe founded White Eyes Town approximately two miles southeast of this marker on a plain near present day West Lafayette. A friend of the Moravian leader David Zeisberger, White Eyes was an ardent supporter of Moravian missionary efforts and kept the Delawares neutral during the American Revolutionary War. White Eyes's dream was to bring his people under the influence of Christianity. He also hoped to establish a fourteenth state for the Indian nations, which would join the other thirteen. White Eyes died at the height of his career in November 1778 near Pittsburgh. The cause of his death remains open to question.
 
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts of America, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 25-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.61′ N, 81° 45.016′ W. Marker is in West Lafayette, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 93 and Ohio Route 36 on State Route 93. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Lafayette OH 43845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Koquechagachton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2008
2. Koquechagachton Marker
Looking north toward Ohio Route 36.
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania National Guard Troop Train Accident, September 1950 (approx. 1.2 miles away); West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department Centennial (approx. 1.2 miles away); West Lafayette War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Stone Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dr. William Edgar Lower Co-Founder of Cleveland Clinic (approx. 4.5 miles away); Broadhead Massacre (approx. 5.1 miles away); George W. Crile, M. D. (approx. 6.1 miles away); Plainfield Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Lafayette.
 
More about this marker. According to the Ohio Historical Society, this is supposed to be marker number 6-16.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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