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Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko

 
 
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
1. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker
Inscription. This site marks the northern boundary of "The Kosciusko Lands." When General Kosciusko visited the United States in 1797. Congress appropriated over $15,000 to him and a land grant of 500 acres. This land was part of his reward and pay for services to the United States in the War of the Revolution. Lying on the east side of the Scioto River and extending from the Delaware County line below the Village of Dublin is the tract of land known as "The Kosciusko Lands."

Kosciusko came to America in 1776 and offered his services to the Continental Congress. He was accepted and given the task of drawing plans for the defense of the Delaware River. The success of this work won him a commission as Colonel of Engineers in the Continental Army. He fought through the conflict but his most important work was the building of fortifications at West Point. In 1828 the Cadets at the Military Academy donated money with which to erect a monument to his memory.

This marker honors the memory of General Thaddeus Kosciusko and is a tribute to all Polish immigrants in the nation.

Dedicated on the 233rd anniversary of the birth of General Kosciusko by
Polish National Alliance
St. Thomas Lodge Number 2422, Columbus, Ohio
April 27, 1980


 
Erected 1980 by
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
2. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker
View of historical marker with residence in the background and large boulder used (I believe) to mark northern boundary of "The Kosciusko Lands."
Franklin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 8.774′ N, 83° 7.295′ W. Marker is in Powell, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 257) north of Heathrow Drive. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the east side of the street, in front of a residence, beside a very large boulder. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10621 Riverside Drive, Powell OH 43065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leatherlips (approx. half a mile away); Grand Carousel (approx. mile away); Powell WW I Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jerome United Methodist Church/Company E, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jerome Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Union Land Company and the Case Family / The Olentangy River Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Liberty Presbyterian Church / Nathan Carpenter (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bharatiya Hindu Temple (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This is a link to information provided by polishworld.com (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. This is a link
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
3. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker
View looking southeast of historical marker and larger boulder.
to information provided by sonofthesouth.net (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Thaddeus Kosciuszko: A Polish Son of Liberty. A link to information provided by the Polish Academic Information Center at the University at Buffalo. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
4. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker
View of historical marker looking south along Riverside Drive.
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 18, 2010
5. Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko Marker
View of historical marker looking north along Riverside Drive.
 
 
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