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West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County

 
 
Shawnee Nation in Logan County image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Shawnee Nation in Logan County
Close-up view of the north side of the historical marker.
Inscription. [North Side of Marker]:"Shawnee Nation in Logan County"

From the 1770s until 1832, the Logan County area was the homeland to much of the Shawnee Nation. Ten villages known as the Upper Mad River towns included the homes of influential leaders Moluntha, Black Hoof, and Blue Jacket. The West Liberty area contained three villages: Moluntha's Town, Wapakoneta, and Mackachack. To the northeast stood Wapatomica, the Shawnee's political center and site of several intertribal councils. To the north sat Blue Jacket's Town, Kispoktha Town, and Reed Town. To the west were Pigeon Town and Stony Creek, site of one of Tecumseh's first pan-Indian confederacy councils. From 1817 to 1832, many Shawnees were relocated to Indian Territory, which in 1907 became the state of Oklahoma. These Shawnees are now the Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma.

[South Side of Marker]:"Shawnee Villages in Logan County"

Map of Shawnee Villages in Logan County
 
Erected 2009 by Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 15.348′ 
Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker
Close-up view of the south side of the historical marker.
N, 83° 45.357′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 68 and North Detroit Street (County Route 189), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 68. Click for map. This historical marker is on the west side of the road, situated in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Liberty / Glover Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hull's Trace (about 800 feet away); Moluntha (about 800 feet away); Sherman M. Ricketts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael Lane Partin (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Liberty Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); West Liberty Lion's Club Park (approx. half a mile away); West Liberty Water Works (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in West Liberty.
 
Also see . . .
1. Shawnee History. This is a link to one of about 240 compact tribal histories prepared by Lee Sultzman. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Shawnee. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker
Close-up view of the map on the south side of the historical marker.
Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker
View looking north up US 68.
Shawnee Nation in Logan County image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Shawnee Nation in Logan County
View looking south down US 68.
Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
6. Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker
Distant view of historical marker (near the edge of the road in the center-right of the picture) in West Liberty's Memorial Park.
Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
7. Shawnee Villages in Logan County Marker
View of historical marker in Memorial Park, near West Liberty's Community Garden, along US 68.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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