Centerville in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brigadier General Edmund Munger
Edmund Munger was born in 1763 in Norfolk, Connecticut, and later moved to Vermont. In 1799, his wife Eunice Kellogg and five children traveled by wagon and flat-bottomed boat to claim land in Washington Township. A blacksmith by trade and a farmer, Munger was deeply interested in community affairs. In 1804, he was elected a Montgomery County Commissioner and four years later to Ohio's Seventh General Assembly. From 1809 to 1826, he served as Clerk of Washington Township. His militia men elected him a Brigadier General in 1809 to take command of the Second Brigade, First Division of the Ohio Militia. During the War of 1812, Governor Return J. Meigs instructed Munger to defend the frontier within his command. His quick action protected settlers and kept vital supply routes open. General Munger died at his farm here in 1850 and is buried next to his wife in the Old Centerville Cemetery.
Erected 2006 by Landmarks Foundation of Centerville-Washington Township, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 36.083′ N, 84° 12.001′ W. Marker is in Centerville Click for map. Marker is about one quarter mile north of the entrance to Yankee Trace Golf Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9955 Yankee Street, Dayton OH 45458, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centerville Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Mad River Road / Road From Cunningham's to Mad River (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sugar Creek Friends Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lynn O. Eaton Memorial Pin Oak (approx. 3.6 miles away); Edward Potts House / John Potts House (approx. 3.6 miles away); United Brethern [sic] Church of Springboro (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Centerville.
Also see . . . General Edmund Munger and the War of 1812. (Submitted on January 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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