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Saint Johns in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Catahecassa

Blackhoof Memorial

 
 
Catahecassa Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 9, 2009
1. Catahecassa Marker
Inscription. Nearby sleeps Chief (Blackhoof) Catahecassa, last principle chief of the Shawnees prior to their removal to Kansas in 1832. This was Blackhoofs town where he lived and died in Sept. 1831, at the age of 109. He fought with the French against Braddock at Ft. Pitt in 1755, opposed Col. Lewis at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, served under British Capt. Bird in 1780. He lead his people against the campaigns of Harmer 1790, Saint Clair 1791, and Wayne in 1794. He signed the Greenville Treaty in 1795, and opposed the Indian Confederation of Tecumpseh in the War of 1812. A just and honorable man respected by both friends & enemies.
 
Erected 1983 by Auglaize County Historical Society, Susanna Russell Chapter D.A.R.,and Chief Blackhoof Memorial Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 33.409′ N, 84° 5.025′ W. Marker is in Saint Johns, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ohio Route 65, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 33. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johns OH 45884, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as
Catahecassa Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 9, 2009
2. Catahecassa Monument
the crow flies. Blackhoof's Last Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wapaghonetta Reservation (approx. 2 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (approx. 4.7 miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 5.7 miles away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 5.8 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Catahecassa. Located near the Blackhoof Memorial, on the western edge of the cemetery, is the final resting place of Chief Blackhoof. His gravestone is one that is provided by the federal government for anyone who is considered to be a veteran because they have served in the US Military. His gravestone is located at N 40.33.408 by W 084.05.066. The text on his gravestone reads as follows:
U.S. Soldier
War of 1812
Blackhoof
Chief of the
Shawnee Tribes
of Indians
Born in Florida
in 1711
Died in St.Johns
June 1831


In addition to his grave, the site of Chief Blackhoof's last home is also located nearby and is marked with a historical marker. It is located just north of US 33, in the nearby town of St. Johns, just west of the intersection of Walnut Street and Center Street.
 
Also see . . .
Catahecassa Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 9, 2009
3. Catahecassa Monument
On south edge of town cemetery.
 Catahecassa - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsPeaceWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Gravestone of Blackhoof image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
4. Gravestone of Blackhoof
View of the gravestone of Blackhoof, which is located near the Blackhoof Memorial.
Gravestone of Blackhoof image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
5. Gravestone of Blackhoof
View of the gravestone of Blackhoof in the foreground, with the Blackhoof Memorial being located just beyond the tree on the right side of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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