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Urbana in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Simon Kenton

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
1. Simon Kenton Marker
Inscription.
1755 - Simon Kenton - 1836

In Oakland Cemetery, one
mile east,is the grave and
monument of Simon Kenton,
pioneer, soldier, Indian scout.
Also, "The Indian Hunter,"
by J.Q.A.Ward, noted sculptor
and native of Urbana, now
marking his grave.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C22X.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.489′ N, 83° 45.093′ W. Marker is in Urbana, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker is on Scioto Street east of North Main Street (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is difficult to locate because it is currently affixed to the side of a bank building in the downtown business district. It is located about half of a block east of the downtown traffic circle (which marks the center of the downtown business district), along an alley which provides bank customers driving cars with access to the bank's drive through window. So the historical marker is affixed to the outside eastern wall of the People's Bank, between the drive through
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
2. Simon Kenton Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the outer eastern wall of a downtown bank, with a partial view looking east along Scioto Street.
window and the southeastern corner of the building. Marker is in this post office area: Urbana OH 43078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Champaign County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); This tablet mark's the Site of Doolittle's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Champaign County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Dayton, Springfield, and Urbana Electric Railway (about 600 feet away); Harmony Lodge No. 8 Free and Accepted Masons (about 700 feet away); Billy "Single" Clifford /Clifford Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Council of 1812 (approx. mile away); Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Urbana.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 8, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
3. Simon Kenton Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the outer eastern wall of a downtown bank, with a partial view looking north along a downtown alley.
. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers. (Submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
4. Simon Kenton Marker
View looking south along a downtown alley, showing where the alley empties into Scioto Street in downtown Urbana, and of the historical marker affixed to the outer eastern wall of a downtown bank.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
5. Simon Kenton Marker
Another view of the historical marker.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Simon Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 26, 2016
7. Simon Kenton Marker
detail of the ORMC logo and date
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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