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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio

 
 
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
1. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
Inscription.
Site of Simon Kenton's
first log cabin home
in Ohio - Built beside
the old war trail over
which he was led into
captivity - Scene of
his killing the last
Indian slain in combat
in Clark County

 
Erected 1947.
 
Location. 39° 59.526′ N, 83° 48.17′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Urbana Road (Ohio Route 72) north of Ohio Route 334, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large boulder that is situated next to a spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4701 Urbana Road, Springfield OH 45503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simon Kenton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tremont City Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Asa Smith Bushnell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Eliza D. Stewart (approx. 3.9 miles away); Union Soldiers Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); James Leffel (approx. 4 miles away); William Whiteley (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
2. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a larger boulder.

1. The Historic Simon Kenton Inn & Publik House. This is a link to information provided by the Simon Kenton Inn. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Simon Kenton, Frontiersman. This is a link to a site that is built and sponsored by Jon Hagee along with information gathered from other Kenton descendants and family friends. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Touring Ohio. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Simon Kenton. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
3. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
View of the historical marker situated just to the left of the spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn.
Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
4. Site of Simon Kenton's First Log Cabin Home in Ohio Marker
Another view of the spring house on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn, with a distant view of the historical marker just behind and to the left of the spring house.
Simon Kenton Inn image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 24, 2011
5. Simon Kenton Inn
View of the Simon Kenton Inn, with the historical marker (not seen in this picture) being located to the right of the Inn, a short distance beyond the driveway seen in the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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