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Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Memory of Simon Kenton
 
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
 
Inscription. Simon Kenton who is buried here. During the Revolutionary War he frequently served as scout under George Rogers Clark and later praised Clark for his role in saving the Kentucky settlements. Kenton's Indian captivity of 1778-79 acquainted him with the Mad River Country where he subsequently provided leadership in its development. Though a legendary frontier scout and rifleman, Kenton was never biased against the Indians.
 
Erected 1987 by The Ohio Gun Collectors Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.141′ N, 83° 44.16′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Patrik Avenue (Ohio Route 54) 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the southeast section of Urbana, at the entrance to Oakdale Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Simon Kenton (approx. mile away); Simon Kenton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Champaign County Civil War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Dayton, Springfield, and Urbana Electric Railway (approx. one mile away); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (approx. one mile away); Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. one mile away); John Anderson Ward Farmstead / John Quincy Adams Ward & Edgar Melville Ward (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Urbana.
 
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
View of historical marker located on the east side of Patrick Avenue.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Simon Kenton, Frontiersman. This is a link to a site that is built and sponsored by Jon Hagee along with information gathered from other Kenton descendants and family friends. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Touring Ohio. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. In Memory of Simon Kenton Marker
View of historical marker in front of the main entrance to Oakdale Cemetery.
 
 
Gravestone of Simon Kenton Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Gravestone of Simon Kenton
View of the gravestone of Simon Kenton in Oakdale Cemetery.
 
 
Simon Kenton Memorial Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Simon Kenton Memorial Monument
View of the Memorial Monument at the grave site of Simon Kenton.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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