Powell in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Polish Patriot Thaddeus Kosciusko
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
St. Thomas Lodge Number 2422, Columbus, Ohio
April 27, 1980
Erected 1980 by
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. ¾ 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 (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.)
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