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Lowell in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fortified Settlement

 
 
Fortified Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
1. Fortified Settlement Marker
Inscription. About 800 feet south of this point, on the south bank of the Muskingum River is the site of the
Fortified Settlement

Erected in April, 1799, by Nicholas Coburn, Robert Allison, Nathan Kinney, William Davis and their families, and Oliver Dodge, Daniel Davis, Joseph Simons and Asa Coburn.

This temporary settlement was used until the end of Indian hostilities when each man began to clear his own land. The colony was organized by Nicholas Coburn. The settlement was located on land owned by Nathan Kinney.

Erected by the people of this community April 7, 1938
 
Erected 1938 by The People of Lowell.
 
Location. 39° 31.659′ N, 81° 30.351′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 60) and Lock Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell OH 45744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lowell Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Covered Bridges (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Devola Lock
Lowell Veterans Memorial (left) and the Fortified Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
2. Lowell Veterans Memorial (left) and the Fortified Settlement Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); The Northwest Ordinance, 1787 / The Ohio Company Purchase (approx. 7.7 miles away); Land Office (approx. 7.7 miles away); Merydith House (approx. 7.7 miles away); The American Union Lodge No. 1 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 7.7 miles away); Campus Martius (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lowell.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 72 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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