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London in Madison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Alder Cabin

Oldest Dwelling in Madison County

 
 
Alder Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, February 10, 2011
1. Alder Cabin Marker
Inscription. Jonathan Alder (1773-1849), first white settler in Madison County, was captured by Indians in Virginia in 1781. He was adopted and lived as a Mingo Indian; then re-united with his family in 1805. This cabin, built by Alder in 1806, was originally located one mile north at Lucas Road. Alder is buried 100 yards northeast at the rear of Foster Chapel Cemetery.
 
Erected 1974 by Madison County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 53.465′ N, 83° 26.144′ W. Marker is in London, Ohio, in Madison County. Marker is on East High Street 0.1 miles west of Channing Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker and cabin sit in the "front yard" of the Madison County Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 East High Street, London OH 43140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison County Veterans’ War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 0.8 miles away); Madison County World War Roll of Honor (approx. 0.8 miles away); First White Settlers of Madison County (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Anderson House
Alder Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, February 10, 2011
2. Alder Cabin Marker
From this angle looking west down East High Street, the marker and cabin are framed by the large, neighboring house behind it.
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Red Brick Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away); Somerford Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Four Chaplains Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in London.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Jonathan Alder is buried in NE Madison County, at Foster Chapel Cemetery.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Alder Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, February 10, 2011
3. Alder Cabin Marker
Jonathan Alder's cabin at the Madison County Historical Society's Museum of History.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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