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Near Zanesfield in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site

 

—Logan County, on top of Ohio —

 
Gen. Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
1. Gen. Simon Kenton Marker


Inscription.
Gen. Simon Kenton

A soldier, a scout, a Guide.

History places him among the strong and the brave.

Pathfinder for the midwestern civilization.

Fate used him as an instrument to open the door of an empire state.

Historical Home Site

Home of Simon Kenton

Here in a 20 ft. square, one-door three-window log cabin the old scout lived from 1819 to 1828.

The home, built by his children, stood on a 65 acre tract of forest land.
 
Location. 40° 20.099′ N, 83° 40.364′ W. Marker is near Zanesfield, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on County Route 135 0.3 miles east of Sandusky Street (County Route 5), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. 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. Zanesfield Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hicksite Quaker Church (about 700 feet away); Earl S. Sloan (1848-1923) (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Wapatomica (approx. ¼ mile away); Isaac Zane & Princess Myeerah
Historical Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 4, 2009
2. Historical Home Site Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Isaac Zane (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Simon Kenton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zanesfield (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesfield.
 
Additional comments.
1.
This marker, like several others, has been moved a couple times. What most people don't realize is, the marker is making reference to a home site about two miles north of this point. NOT here!
the site in question is the New Jerusalem farm where Kenton is buried; not between Zanesfield and Goshen Church, a place Kenton would never have lived.
    — Submitted August 29, 2011, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

 
Categories. HeroesNative AmericansNotable PersonsWar of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2008
3. Gen. Simon Kenton / Historical Home Site Marker
View of the landscape in the background of this historical marker.
In Memory of Gen. Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for more information.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2008
4. In Memory of Gen. Simon Kenton Marker
View of General Simon Kenton memorial historical marker, located 0.3 miles west, in nearby Zanesfield, Ohio.
Click for more information.
 
 
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