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

Delaware Nation Council House

 
 
Delaware Nation Council House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dr. Larry Disbro, July 24, 2008
1. Delaware Nation Council House Marker
Inscription. Goschachgunk (Blackbear Town), now Coshocton, was the capital city of the Delaware Nation. On this parkway stood their Council House. In this House on March 9, 1777, a Great Council of the Delawares, under the leadership of Chief White Eyes, met and decided to refuse the Hatchet from the British and to remain neutral. This decision was a great aid to the colonists in winning the Revolutionary War. Later, hostilities by the Indians caused Col. Broadhead of Virginia to lead an expedition of 800 men against them, destroying the town and burning the Council House in April, 1781.
 
Erected by The Coshocton Kiwanis Club.
 
Location. 40° 16.426′ N, 81° 52.139′ W. Marker is in Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 2nd Street, in the median on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coshocton OH 43812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coshocton County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coshocton County Vietnam War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 800 feet away); Coshocton County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coshocton County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coshocton.
Delaware Nation Council House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2006
2. Delaware Nation Council House Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Delaware Nation History. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
2. Transcript of 1778 Treaty with the Delawares. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
3. Delaware Tribe (Lenape) Website. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Mill Stone Marker, Millstone Marker
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Delaware Nation Council House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2006
3. Delaware Nation Council House Marker
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,345 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Carl F. Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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