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

The Refugee Tract

 
 
The Refugee Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2010
1. The Refugee Tract Marker
Inscription.
The Refugee Tract of 100,000 acres of land was a strip four and one half miles wide extending forty-eight miles eastward from the Scioto River at Columbus through parts of Franklin, Fairfield, Perry, Licking and Muskingum Counties. It was granted by Congress in 1801 to compensate those who left their property and fled from Canada and Nova Scotia and took up arms in behalf of the colonists.

To commemorate the spirit of these men and women, this tablet is erected by the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution
 
Erected 1932 by Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.732′ N, 83° 0.137′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and Front Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is on the wall of the Levesque Tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 West Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intersect (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The State House
The Refugee Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2010
2. The Refugee Tract Marker
On wall of Levesque Tower, near right entrance. Looking northeast.
(about 500 feet away); The Unknown Boy Scout (about 500 feet away); Charity Newsies (about 600 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); William McKinley (about 700 feet away); “These Are My Jewels” (about 700 feet away); Ohio World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Refugee Tract. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Official Ohio Lands Book. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Refugee Tract. (Submitted on October 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Refugee Tract image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., circa 1918
3. The Refugee Tract
From William E. Peters, Ohio Lands and Their Subdivisions (published 1918).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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