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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Brickell

 
 
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
1. John Brickell Marker
Inscription.
On this spot the first cabin
in Columbus
was built by its first inhabitant

John Brickell 1797

Born Stewarts Crossing, Penn. 1781.

Captured by a Delaware Indian 1791.
Adopted by chief of that tribe
Whingwy Pooshies (Big Cat)who
lived on the Auglaize River.
Released by Treaty of Greenville
1795.

Became owner by purchase of
Lyne Starling and various refugee
holders of land extending from
Broad Street to Buttles Avenue.
Died a much respected man
one block north at corner
of Spring Street in 1844

 
Erected 1930 by the Franklin County Pioneer Association.
 
Location. 39° 57.843′ N, 83° 0.381′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Long Street (U.S. 33) west of Marconi Boulevard. Click for map. This historic marker is a metal plaque that is affixed to a large boulder, and it is located in downtown Columbus, on the east side of the Scioto River, along the "Lower Scioto Greenway" walking trail, in a small park between the Scioto River and the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
2. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to a large boulder.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General John Hunt Morgan, CSA / Morgan's Escape (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Working Class Neighborhoods (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Irish in Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Federation of Labor / United Mine Workers of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Green, Labor Leader / The Columbus Streetcar Strike, 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Celebration of Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scioto River Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Urban Face of the Scioto River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Brickell - His Captivity, etc. This is a link to a "History of Franklin County." (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. John Brickell. This is a link to information provided by Ohio History Central, which is a product of the Ohio Historical Society (Submitted on September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Acknowledgement
I would like to acknowledge that John Winkler, the author of "Wabash 1791, St. Clair's defeat," was kind enough to take me on a historic marker tour, and this was one of the historic markers that he shared
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
3. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along the Scioto River and the riverside walking trail.
with me.
    — Submitted September 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
4. John Brickell Marker
View of the historic marker looking south, with the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse in the background.
John Brickell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
5. John Brickell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 11 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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