Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gen. Simon Kenton
In Memory of
Gen. Simon Kenton
Born in Culpepper County, VA. in 1755
and died in 1836
Age 81 years
Left his native country in early youth, for a frontier life in the great northwest.
Captured by Indians in 1778, and brought to Wapatomica, a Shawnee village near Zanesfield, where he was compelled to run the gauntlet and later sentenced to death by burning at the stake. From which fate he was rescued by the intercession of his old friend Simon Girty.
He served his country on the frontier, as spy, scout, and soldier during the Revolutionary War, and in many Indian conflicts.
Elected Brigadier General of the Militia and did valuable service in the War of 1812.
Settled at Zanesfield early in the nineteenth century, later moving to his farm three miles north, where he died beloved by all who knew him.
Erected 1914 by Zanesfield Commercial Club.
Location. 40° 20.192′ N, 83° 40.674′ W. Marker is in Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Sandusky Street (County Route 5) 0 miles south of Columbus Street (County Route 153), on the right when traveling Click for map. This historical marker is located where County Road 5 enters into the village of Zanesfield from the southwest and veers to the north. It is attached to an extremely large boulder that is situated in the middle of a traffic island. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesfield OH 43360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Isaac Zane (here, next to this marker); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Wapatomica (within shouting distance of this marker); Zanesfield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); China Flats (about 800 feet away); Helen Wonders Blue Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer Zane Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesfield.
Also see . . .
1. Simon Kenton. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Simon Kenton. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Simon Kenton, Frontiersman. This web site is dedicated to providing accurate information about the life and legacy of Simon Kenton. (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. Birthplace of Simon Kenton. The Virginia state marker says Kenton was born near what is today Haymarket, Virginia, north of Warrenton. (Submitted on June 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Heroes • Military • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,537 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.